Rocky Mountain gardening: Patience required

The key to gardening in Southwest Colorado is patience. “Don’t get overeager this time of the year,” said John Wickham, owner of Native Roots Garden Center and Gift Shop, 26266 U.S. Highway 160....

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River projected to stay low over coming months

Snowmelt season is in full swing, but one may not know that by looking at the Animas River, which this week more closely resembles a slow trickle through Durango than a roaring, muddy torrent more...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico schools to implement student COVID-19 testing

FARMINGTON – New Mexico school districts and charter schools implemented COVID-19 testing programs this week to further “enhance safety” during the pandemic. New Mexico Public Education Department...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Southern Utes, Fort Lewis College will offer Ute language classes

In an effort to spread Ute language fluency to younger generations, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Fort Lewis College are working on a program to certify more instructors who can teach the Ute...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango offers paid opportunities for artists

It’s time for Durango’s artists to freshen up their paints: The Durango Art Brigade is offering paid work opportunities this spring. The collaborative group has at least 18 art projects available...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado will gain 8th U.S. House seat based on census

DENVER – After booming population growth over the past decade, Colorado will gain an eighth U.S. House seat after the release Monday of new U.S. Census Bureau data. The bulk of the growth occurred...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico announces student vaccination week

FARMINGTON – Students in New Mexico will be given priority for making vaccine appointments during the week of May 3-8, a move that was encouraged by the New Mexico Department of Health. The...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Will opponents to gray wolf reintroduction largely end up paying for program?

When Colorado voters in November narrowly passed a ballot initiative to reintroduce gray wolves in western Colorado, detractors said it was a prime example of the state’s deepening rural-urban...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Democrats will move forward this week with public health insurance options

Democratic state lawmakers aiming to drive down health care costs plan to move forward this week with legislation to potentially create a public health insurance option after about a month of...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School senior achieves dream of invitation to West Point

Ford Kavu Pitts found out in the middle of an anatomy test at Durango High School that he had achieved his goal since middle school: He will be one of 1,200 new cadets at the U.S. Military Academy...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Action Line speaks truth to power bill

Dear Action Line: I just received my first billing for electricity, as a new homeowner in the Durango area. La Plata Electric Association stated my “Average Daily Cost” was $1.88. This simply isn’t...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | COLUMN: Action Line

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