Man killed rafting Animas River identified

A 61-year-old man who died while rafting Saturday morning on the Animas River was identified as Patrick Southworth of Ballston Lake, New York. Patti Southworth, the victim’s wife, was taken in...

DATE: June 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies during rafting trip on Animas River in Durango

A 61-year-old man from New York died Saturday morning after falling into the Animas River near Santa Rita Park while whitewater rafting. The Durango Police Department and Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

WATCH: In a rare sighting, moose visits Durango

A moose was spotted in north Durango last week, a rather rare sight for an animal more known to wander the high country. Kirby McLaurin, who lives in the River View Mobile Home Park near Oxbow Park...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are Durango park visitors, trail users social-distancing?

About 15 people gathered in clustered groups at Paradise Beach, a well-known hangout across the river from Durango High School. Some groups kept to themselves on rafts or blankets, while another...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temporary public access reopens at Durango’s Oxbow Park

River users have easier access to the Animas River at Oxbow Park and Preserve after a monthlong park closure because of construction. The city of Durango announced that public access to Oxbow Park...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trespassers cause headache for neighbors along Oxbow Park and Preserve

Oxbow Park and Preserve has been closed for about a month because of construction, but that isn’t stopping people from going in, eliciting complaints from adjacent homeowners and calls to the...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado’s ‘mega-drought’ raises wildfire concerns

Extreme drought has crept back into Southwest Colorado. This time last year, after the winter of 2018-19 brought significant snowpack to the Rocky Mountains, headlines and reports across the West...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gravel mine in Animas Valley can go commercial

An inactive gravel mine in the Animas Valley cleared a major hurdle Tuesday in its attempt to formally shut down and repurpose the land for a large-scale commercial development. La Plata County...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forecast for Animas River flows doesn’t look rosy

The forecast for the spring runoff on the Animas River does not look promising: below-average water volumes, a below-average peak flow and an early snowpack melt. “I think, unfortunately, it’s one...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beat the buzzer to nominate Durango Athletic Hall of Fame candidates

Two days remain to nominate athletic figures to be considered for selection in the first class of the Durango Athletic Hall of Fame. The deadline for nominations for the newly-created hall of fame...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Animas River Days, which had been postponed, is now canceled

Animas River Days has been canceled over health and safety concerns with the coronavirus outbreak. Event organizers had said earlier this month the annual whitewater paddling festival would carry...

DATE: April 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley gravel mine plans to close, go commercial

An inactive gravel mine in the Animas Valley plans to formally shut down and repurpose the land for a large-scale commercial development. The move has some in the rafting community wondering what...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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