DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado judge has overturned an attempted sexual assault conviction after the victim testified in a separate trial that the sexual contact between her and the man was...
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has authorized the use of chain saws to clear trees killed by bark beetles in two wilderness areas in southwestern Colorado.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A Durango man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for abusing his 4-year-old daughter under a plea agreement.
The Durango Herald reports that 35-year-old Morgan...
SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado tourist railroad has commenced service, bringing hope to businesses that have been isolated by weather events.
September trial set for Mark Redwine in teen son’s death
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of killing his 13-year-old son in southwest Colorado is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 18.
The Durango Herald reports Mark Redwine's attorneys argued they...
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Transportation officials are warning people in southwestern Colorado's San Juan Mountains that some explosives used in avalanche mitigation this past winter were duds and...
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials are warning residents to take precaution as bears begin to wake up from their winter slumber.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff's deputy in Colorado came within "a half of an inch" of a possibly fatal injury after being shot while trying to prevent a suicidal woman from...
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Crews have started clearing the tracks of a famous tourist railroad in southwest Colorado following the winter's onslaught of snow and avalanches.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a Colorado man accused of attempting to kill cattle in Utah.
The Durango Herald reports that 63-year-old Mark Franklin entered a plea...
Debris from rockslide covers Colorado road
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Officials say several thousand tons of mud and debris have come down the Missionary Ridge mountainside near Durango in the past couple of days.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The case of a Colorado man accused of trying to kill a Utah rancher's cattle is scheduled to go to trial next week.
Wildfire investigation taking ‘longer than expected’
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Federal officials say an investigation into a wildfire that torched land in southwest Colorado is taking "longer than expected."
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Fort Lewis College in Colorado is set to start a new scholarship transfer program for graduates of San Juan College in New Mexico.
Colorado coroner rules 2 deaths a murder-suicide
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado county coroner has ruled the deaths of a man and woman were the result of a murder-suicide.
The Durango Herald reports that the corner says 57-year-old...
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A Durango resident has accused the city's manager and four city councilors of using city resources to advocate for a tax increase to pay for the operation, maintenance and...
Avalanche crashes into Colorado home, 3 injured
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — An avalanche crashed into a home in southwest Colorado, injuring three people, including Hinsdale County Sheriff Justin Casey.
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DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Two people have been found dead in a house on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in southwestern Colorado after gunfire was heard.
Heavy snow in SW Colorado prompts roof clearing warning
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Heavy snow in southwestern Colorado has closed schools and prompted a warning for people to shovel their roofs.
The Durango Herald reports that children in and around...
BLM asking for public comment on proposed mine expansion
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The public now can comment on an environmental analysis that looks to evaluate the potential impacts of expanding operations of a Colorado coal mine.
Southwestern Colorado airport property may expand
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Officials in southwestern Colorado are planning to expand the Durango-La Plata County Airport.
The Durango Herald reports that the plan hinges on a $3.9 million purchase of land near the existing airport.
Durango city councilors are scheduled to vote on the purchase on Tuesday and La Plata County commissioners are scheduled for a vote on Feb. 12.
Ag chief’s focus is building the next generation of farmers
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — It has been a bit of a whirlwind the past few weeks for Kate Greenberg.
After spending six years in Durango working to galvanize a new generation of farmers with the National Young Farmers Coalition, Greenberg put her name in to serve as the state's next Department of Agriculture commissioner for incoming Gov. Jared Polis.
Bear cub burned in Colorado wildfire released into wild
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — An orphaned bear cub burned by a Colorado wildfire has been released back into the wild.
The Durango Herald reports that the cub was placed in the mountains west of Durango on Friday, asleep inside a man-made den along with a second orphaned cub. Officials hope they will not wake up until spring when food is more available.
Bayfield salvage yard is resting place for 100s of cars
BAYFIELD, Colo. (AP) — When your old beater has made its last commute, there's a better than fair chance it will end up at Lon's Automotive, a salvage yard, mechanic shop and used-parts dealer near Bayfield.
The shop, now mostly run by Sean Parmiter, son of founder Lon Parmiter, just crushed 300 cars, bringing the number of cars in the yard to 700.
"Once we get 1,000 cars, we start running out of space," Sean Parmiter said on a tour of the 14-acre vehicle graveyard.
New Mexico man dies in explosion at Colorado well site
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A New Mexico man died earlier this month following an explosion at a natural gas well site on the Southern Ute Reservation in southwest Colorado.
The Durango Herald reports the preliminary investigation indicates 47-year-old Randy Yellowman was working alone at the time of the Jan. 2 explosion.
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Support group for restaurant workers starting in Durango
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Restaurant workers face high-pressure, low pay, odd hours and sometimes unrelenting working conditions. As a result, those employees tend to be more susceptible to stress, unhealthy drinking habits and mental health issues.
Report: Misjudgments led to avalanche death in Colorado
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Officials say several misjudgments led to the avalanche that killed a man participating in an advanced avalanche safety class in southwestern Colorado.
The Durango Herald reports the Colorado Avalanche Information Center released a report Wednesday on the avalanche that killed 40-year-old Peter Marshall near Red Mountain Pass earlier this month.
Trial set for father accused of killing 13-year-old son
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The date and location of a trial for a Colorado man accused of killing his 13-year-old son have been set.
The Durango Herald reports 6th Judicial District Judge Jeffrey Wilson on Thursday said the trial for Mark Redwine will be June 24 in Durango.
Redwine is accused of killing his son, Dylan, in 2012 while the boy was visiting from the Colorado Springs area.
Funding awarded for weather radar in southwest Colorado
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado has awarded $1.7 million to set up a weather radar system in the Four Corners region, a blind spot in current weather and radar modeling systems.
The Durango Herald reports the state Department of Local Affairs awarded the funding for a system in southwest Colorado, clearing a major obstacle for the project.
Lawsuits filed against closed Colorado funeral home
MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) — A third lawsuit has been filed against a closed Colorado funeral home, accusing the owner of harvesting body parts without permission and selling them for profit.
Terry Thorsby, of Durango, filed a civil complaint against Megan Hess and her business, Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors, after receiving information from the FBI that her mother's body parts were sold instead of being cremated and returned to the family.
Man killed in Colorado avalanche was taking safety class
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Officials say a man killed in an avalanche in southwestern Colorado was participating in an advanced avalanche safety class at the time.
Dry southwestern Colorado starts new year with snow
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Southwestern Colorado is starting the new year with lots of snow after one of its worst drought years.
The Durango Herald reports that a storm that began Monday and ended Tuesday dropped more than 10 inches of snow in Durango, 2 feet of at Chimney Rock National Monument and 34 inches at Wolf Creek Ski Area.
December snow could help close tough retail year in Durango
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Shop owners and managers on Durango's Main Avenue are looking for Christmas shoppers to put in a strong final month to what has been a tough retail year that was pinched by little snow last year, the 416 wildfire, mudslides and more than 40 days of lost train trips to Silverton.
Officials restock Animas River with fish following die-off
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The restoration of the Animas River is underway, as Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have poured 1,500 rainbow trout into the river.
The Durango Herald reports the restocking Thursday was the first significant restocking of fish in the Animas since mudslides and floods from a wildfire burn scar over the summer caused a near complete die-off in the waterway.
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Motions hearing underway in case against man in son’s death
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man accused of killing his 13-year-old son is appearing in court for a two-week hearing to determine what evidence will be allowed at trial and where the trial will be held.
The Durango Herald reports Chief District Court Judge Jeffrey Wilson began hearing from the defense and prosecution this week on the hundreds of motions made in the case against Mark Redwine.
State grant to help Colorado hospitals document sex assault
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A hospital in Colorado plans to use a state grant to help victims of sexual assault.
Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango says it will expand staff hours for nurse examiners who respond to reports of sexual assault.
The $75,000 grant will also help pay for new equipment and education. The funding is part of almost $1 million to be split between 10 hospitals in the Centura Health system.
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US Forest Service declares Colorado wildfire extinguished
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has declared that a southwest Colorado wildfire has been officially extinguished, six months after it erupted north of Durango.
The Durango Herald reports the so-called 416 Fire consumed 84 square miles (218 square kilometers) and forced thousands of evacuations since it started June 1.
Officer resigns after probes into stolen food at crime scene
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado law enforcement officer is resigning this week after he was accused of stealing food from a crime scene.
The Durango Herald reports a homeowner who was subject to a marijuana cultivation drug bust last year brought forward surveillance video, showing La Plata County Sheriff's Office Lt. Ryan Engle stealing granola bars.
Future of elk in southwest Colorado in jeopardy
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The future of elk in Southwest Colorado is in jeopardy.
Over the past few years, herds in the region have been slowly dying off, and wildlife officials are concerned about the iconic ungulate's ability to survive in healthy numbers in the long term.
The issue involves a mystery: About half of the elk calves born in Southwest Colorado die within six months. Of the survivors, another 15 percent perish before they turn a year old.
Durango plans to allow electric bikes on paved trails
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Electric bicycles could soon be allowed on paved trails in a southwestern Colorado city.
The Durango City Council had asked city staff to alter a long-standing ban keeping motorized vehicles off of paved trails.
Bus service now runs daily between Durango, Grand Junction
TELLURUDE, Colo. (AP) — Colorado's bus service is now operating daily between Durango and Grand Junction.
The Telluride Daily Planet reports Bustang runs a 35-foot (11-meter) bus once in each direction daily with stops that include Cortez, Rico, Telluride, Placerville, Ridgway and Montrose.
In La Plata, hundreds commit to eating locally produced food
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — About 500 residents in eastern La Plata County have made a commitment to ensure 10 percent of their food comes from local sources.
"It's a little bit of a challenge, but it's not intimidating," said Kami Larson, a Bayfield resident.
Residents from Vallecito to Sambrito, New Mexico, have pledged to raise, buy or trade for 10 percent of their food, including meat, dairy, fruits and vegetables, said Pam Willhoite, coordinator of Pine River Shares, a nonprofit.