Archaeologists with the Colorado Department of Transportation have wrapped up excavation of a small Pueblo I village that is in the path of the Farmington Hill realignment project. Local Indian tribal experts assisted on the research project.
A group of volunteers have organized an independent Tedx Talk featuring Durango speakers who have ‘Ideas Worth Spreading.’ Although the inaugural event is sold out, it will be broadcast on YouTube worldwide.
What’s on the November ballot in this off-year election? Quite a few local issues, school board elections, and a couple of state referenda. La Plata County Clerk Tiffany Parker explains.
Tim Kirkland with Renegade Hospitality Group will be the keynote speaker at the annual La Plata County Economic Summit, and you can learn how to handle multiple generations in the workplace.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado matches about 100 young people with adults every year, but it comes with a cost, and now, the agency is challenging you to support a match!
A new road-base material developers are calling ‘Nature’s Concrete’ promises to reduce the cost of road construction and maintenance for local governments by more than 60 percent.
If you’re using artificial tears, you may want to check with your ophthalmologist for other diagnoses and treatment options for your dry-eye syndrome.
La Plata County Clerk Tiffany Parker talks about important deadlines with regard to voter registration, when ballots will be dropped in the mail, and when you get them to the clerk’s office.
A La Plata County chapter of the national Slow Money Movement hopes to offer micro-loans to jump-start young farmers who want to grow food locally and boost the local economy.
After the 416 Fire burned up the tourism season last summer, this year's tourism economy has not only rebounded, but it appears to be even better than 2017.
We visit with the Salt 360 Float Studio to learn about this relaxation practice in which you float in a highly concentrated solution of salt water to experience weightlessness.
A tiny house built by the Trades N Training program at Bayfield High School will be auctioned by the Homebuilders Association of Southwest Colorado to raise revenues for future trades projects.
Trusts are tools you can use to protect your assets or to ensure your heirs receive the inheritance you want them to receive. Learn more from Charles Spence with Maynes Bradford Shipps & Sheftel.
A new era of education opened this month in Bayfield: Pueblo Community College opened a satellite campus in the town to offer a variety of post-secondary courses in the community.
San Juan Health Partners Pediatrics talks about the importance of vaccinating your students against measles and other communicable diseases to protect them and the community.
Do you think bad things happen on Friday the 13th? We talk to Fort Lewis College Psychology Professor Brian Burke about the origins of superstition in society and why they have a hold on us.
The annual Kiwanis Club of Durango’s Pancake Day will be on Thursday, September 19. All-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham and more for only $10 per person . . . and a good cause for 64 years!
In a world of almost daily mass shootings, Durango School District 9-R is spending $1.1 million on security measures, including a new, video-surveillance system that can be accessed on the Internet.
The only neurosurgeons in the Four Corners will now offer pre- and post-operative care out of the new San Juan Health Partners Clinic in Durango. Find out more.
The growth in the human population in the Animas Mosquito Control District is making it difficult for the small staff to control mosquito infestations. That’s why the district seeks a tax raise.
The Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado will be the beneficiary of the 15th annual Style & Stones Jewelry Show scheduled for Noon to 6 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the First United Methodist Church.
The Haviland Lake dam and outlet are in need of repair, so Colorado Parks & Wildlife plans to drain the lake following Labor Day. Get out your pole (and fishing license); no bag limit for now!
When you work on projects that could damage your eyes, you know you should wear eye protection. However, you may be surprised how many everyday activities also warrant eye protection.
Pat Barrett explains why it’s a good idea to discuss the disposition of your estate with your family before you die so that your heirs are prepared and you can explain your decisions.
Sam Dosumu, the new executive dean for Pueblo Community College Southwest, wants to put the ‘community’ back in community college. We visit with him on the first day of the fall semester
Meet the board members and staff who serve you at La Plata Electric Association at the annual Member Appreciation Luncheon scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Pagosa Springs.
The number of farms and acreage in crops has grown by more than 4 percent in La Plata County during the past five years, largely due to a growing demand for locally grown food.
Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, encourages parents to reduce sugar in their children’s diets to prevent childhood obesity and future weight problems as adults.
The first thing a potential business buyer wants to see are the books. What do sales look like? How about expenses? How much did the company net? And they’ll want them electronically.
The Women’s Resource Center seeks a few good men (well, quite a few, actually) who are willing to run a race in high heels. Find out more about this hilarious fund-raiser!
San Juan Regional Medical Center has opened a new specialty-care clinic in Durango to bring a local touch to Southwest Colorado patients who need to see a cardiologist or urologist.
A tiny house stationed at the Ice Lakes trailhead is focusing attention on a big problem: the impact of hikers and campers on the high-alpine lake. Learn how it’s helping.
Substations and transformers play an important role in preventing electrical power overloads from high-voltage to lower-voltage transmission lines to ensure that you receive electrical power.
‘We Are La Plata County’ visits with Director of Emergency Management Butch Knowlton about the potential for monsoon flooding on the perimeter of the 416 Fire burn area.
Eric Shadt has turned a fourth-grade science project into a board game that will help save the endangered Philippine Eagle. And after he’s finished with that one, he hopes to create more.
After last winter’s heavy snows, a volunteer group is hoping to establish a winter shelter for the area’s homeless residents. Find out how you can help the effort.
Local News Durango sits down with a team of playwrights and actors who are working on one of the productions featured in the Durango Playfest to talk about the creative process.
You do not have to starve yourself or stop eating well to lose weight. Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, offers some meal suggestions to achieve a healthier you.
When the going got tough, Tad Brown made pizza. The owner of Fired-Up Pizza tells his about his journey from selling pizza out of a portable oven to his current location on Main Avenue.
Under the first-year leadership of President Tom Stritikus, Fort Lewis College is changing its image and mission from a public liberal arts college to a comprehensive regional college and university.
Chef Sheanan Culloty is a professionally trained chef who grew tired of the restaurant business and decided to bring his talents to the Manna Soup Kitchen. Find out why he made the change.
La Plata County and the City of Durango have jointly funded an effort to develop an actionable strategic plan to address the challenges of homelessness.
If you’ve been named the executor of an estate following the death of a friend or family member, you will have several duties to perform. Pat Barrett explains what they are.
La Plata Electric offers grants to non-profits to install solar energy panels to reduce their carbon footprint and their utility bills. Grant applications are now available through lpea.coop.
La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff explains why the county won’t seek voter approval for a tax increase this year, but financial troubles persist, will get worse.
The La Plata County Humane Society will host the fifth-annual Bow-Wow Film Festival Aug. 1-2. Learn about the festival and the animals who will benefit from the fund-raiser.
Local-First, health-care professionals, and businesses are exploring whether a health collaborative can reduce health-care and insurance costs for local businesses and residents.
The same healthy eating habits that you adopt to lose weight can be incorporated into your child’s menu to prevent obesity.
The Four Corners Office of Resource Efficiency now offers energy audits and simple energy-saving tricks to reduce your energy consumption and energy bills.
The second-annual Pine River Festival on Aug. 3 in Bayfield features a brewfest, music, kids activities and more. Proceeds benefit the Be Frank Foundation, which supports music education in schools.
LPEA wants to know how much Tri-State will charge for buying out the remainder of its contract. LPEA is committed to purchasing Tri-State power through 2050.
Passenger traffic at the DurangoAirport was up 8 percent in June compared with June last year. To make screening lines go faster, watch this video for what you can and can’t take on the plan.
If your cornea is injured in an accident or from disease, you may want to consider a transplant to improve your vision. The cornea is responsible for 65 to 75 percent of your eye’s focusing power.
La Plata Electric Association will ask customers what they want from their electrical cooperative when it surveys customers in the next couple of weeks.
The federal government filed a civil lawsuit seeking damages from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train, which, it says, caused the 416 Fire last summer.
The Durango Playfest returns on August 5-10 with actors Dan Lauria and Wendie Malick hosting renowned playwrights and actors. See the productions unfold, page to stage. DurangoPlayfest.org
Learn how to survive social functions without blowing your weight-loss goals with these tips from Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss.
La Plata County has obtained more than $4.5 million in state and federal grants to offset the cost of flood mitigation projects to prevent future flooding from the 416 Fire. Find out more.
Make your own jewelry, feel some fossils, gawk at geodes at the 66th annual Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show scheduled for July 12-14. Learn what will be available on display and for sale.
When a Durango couple sold their tricked-out camping van online, they knew they had a winning idea for a business. See how they custom-outfit cargo vans into comfy camping and traveling vehicles.
Annie’s Orphans will host its annual Pawsta for Pups dinner to raise revenues for her no-kill dog shelter. The shelter also cares for dogs whose military moms and dads are deployed overseas.
San Juan Regional Medical Center recently earned certification as a Baby Friendly Hospital. The program, established by UNICEF and WHO, encourages breast-feeding and bonding right after birth.
Brad Tafoya with Tafoya Barrett & Associates recommends that all taxpayers double-check their federal withholding taxes so that you don’t get caught with a surprise bill next year.
A local pilot is now offering tours of the San Juan Mountains in his Piper Comanche. Learn where he flies, why he’s doing it, and how you can sign up for your own tour from a bird’s eye view!
The Small Business Development Center of Southwest Colorado will host its 10th annual Women’s Small Business Conference on July 18 at the Sky Ute Casino. Find out more about workshops and speakers.
Two long-time falconers want to share their love of birds of prey while educating the public about disappearing habitat for raptors during a demonstration and show at the Fairgrounds.
When you’re losing weight, you may lose muscle mass as well as fat. Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, explains why you should eat protein and how much.
How do you measure the worth of energy-efficiency projects? You can reduce your energy bills, and you can increase your comfort level. Both are worthy goals to cut energy usage.
Local News Network Durango starts a new feature this month in partnership with Alpine Bank to highlight local entrepreneurs. Our first edition features the winner of the Hawk Tank competition at Fort Lewis College
In the vernacular of the Animas Mosquito District, flyers are mature, adult mosquitoes that pester us with their biting. AMCD controls populations before they mature.
High water on the Animas River has created the best rafting season in more than 10 years, and it’s opened parts of the river south of Durango that’s rarely passable.
The Durango-La Plata County Airport welcomed non-stop Saturday flights to Houston and Chicago earlier this month. The flights allow airlines to test the market for new routes.
Lower temperatures this past weekend slowed the snowmelt in the high country, but area rivers remain full. Flood advisories remain effect with water content at 1,000% over median.
This 8.5-million-pound rock that fell on Colorado Highway 145 on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend will be called Memorial Rock and will remain where it is; so will the highway.