Durango

Youth lacrosse gaining in popularity in Durango

Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, and Durango has a burgeoning youth program that aims to teach kids skills on and off the field. Nationally, youth lacrosse...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 20 hours 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Designs refined for miniature homes for homeless residents

Plans to house the homeless with miniature homes in Durango are taking shape. Community Compassion Outreach , a Durango group, will present updated design plans for the homes Saturday and outline...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fields few comments about e-bikes on trails

The debate about electric bicycles on the Animas River Trail may not be as fully charged as it seems. The city of Durango is eight months into a yearlong trial period allowing e-bikes on paved...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are the fish in Lake Nighthorse safe to eat?

With Lake Nighthorse now open to the public, many people discovering the new waterway in Durango want to know: Is it OK to eat the fish? The simple answer is yes, but a deeper look into the...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

College Drive road improvement project near completion

The city of Durango will install signal poles and change the pedestrian flow Wednesday at two intersections on College Drive. The work schedule includes: Signal poles will be installed on the north...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Unaffiliated voters will have their say in Colorado’s primary elections

Unaffiliated voters, who make up more than a third of registered voters in La Plata County, for the first time this year can participate in Colorado primary elections. [image2:mugshot]They will be...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A unique, historic orchard returns to life at Old Fort Lewis

In just a few years, a century-old apple orchard that had been neglected and fallen into disrepair has been made whole again at the Old Fort Lewis campus near Hesperus. “It’s honestly the most...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Without buyer, Southwest Sound to close

Durango may become a town without a music store. Southwest Sound, which has been selling music in Durango since 1977, has announced it will close its doors in a few months if it cannot find an...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute fraud case grows to $1.1 million

A fraud case on the Ute Mountain Ute tribe continues to expand, and now totals more than $1.1 million in embezzled and stolen funds involving 11 people. On April 30 in U.S. District Court in...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cataract surgery evolves to make vision even sharper

A new tool at Four Corners Eye Clinic ensures that surgeons can more precisely replace lenses in the eyes of cataract patients. The clinic’s intraoperative aberrometer, or ORA, allows doctors to...

DATE: April 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for our nation. This year, the Durango prayer event will be held at noon...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Students create event to fight teen isolation during ‘The Main Event’

Kids made new friends and learned healthy coping mechanisms on Saturday during an event held in collaboration with a party on north Main Avenue. “The Main Event” was organized by the Business...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News