Promoter urges repairs to Montezuma County Fairgrounds racetrack

Fairgrounds Speedway promoter Gene Felker is urging Montezuma County to repair and upgrade the racetrack, and is interested in renegotiating his contract or purchasing the venue. Standing before...

DATE: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prescribed fires in Dolores, Pagosa planned to begin next week

San Juan National Forest’s Dolores and Pagosa ranger districts will conduct prescribed fires beginning next week. Burning operations will take place over several days when weather and fuel...

DATE: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council to meet to discuss future of Buckley Park

Durangoans might get an update next week about the future of Buckley Park, a gathering place in the center of town that is up for sale. City Councilors will convene at 3 p.m. Tuesday for a special...

DATE: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Matriarch’ of Colorado outdoor volunteerism stepping down

BRECKENRIDGE – Ann Baker Easley deftly navigates an icy trail that winds past a wooden troll, an ice rink and a railroad park. “Pretty sure we built this. We worked on a lot of trails around...

DATE: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Public comment opens for Durango transportation improvements

Ever noticed broken sidewalks, cycling hazards or confusing intersections around Durango? The city wants to hear community input for its updated multimodal transportation plan. The city of Durango...

DATE: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

A business founded on fungi

Rayne Grant has been studying mushrooms since 2012. For the past five years, she’s even been working on a documentary about the fungi. She began experimenting making mushroom medicinals in 2018,...

DATE: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Dolores creates new summer festival

Dolores has a new festival this summer, and your pooch is invited. The inaugural SummerFest will take place July 17 at Joe Rowell Park and features a dog carnival, car show, live music and vendors....

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gear-lending ‘library’ opens door to new generation of outdoor adventurers

LEADVILLE – Vanessa Saldivar was 5 when her father hiked her up the bunny slope at Mt. Hood Skibowl in Oregon. She didn’t have a fancy jacket. She used socks as mittens. Her dad gave her a nudge....

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores museum restores narrow-gauge freight cars

Before the Galloping Goose No. 5 rail car carried passengers and mail to and from Dolores in the 1930s and ’40s, freight trains and steam locomotives dominated the historic railroad town....

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demolition of Mason Center set for Monday

The city of Durango will begin demolition of the building at Mason Center Park, 301 East 12th St., on Monday. Demolition and site restoration work will tentatively be complete June 4. The project...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 variant detected in San Juan County, Colorado

Over the course of April, two cases of COVID-19 – one the B.1.1.7 variant of the virus – have been identified in San Juan County, Colorado. “We had a surge of cases right after the new year, and...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango caught in circus dispute

The Durango Circus is calling foul, alleging misconduct by a city of Durango employee and prompting an investigation by the city. The Durango Circus, formally known as Durango Aerial Arts and...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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