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Laundromat stabbing victim released from hospital

A man stabbed near a laundromat in Durango more than two weeks ago has been released from a Front Range hospital and has spoken with law enforcement, said Durango police, who have yet to make an arrest.


Durango and Silverton train clears path for first ride May 4

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, with the help of Durango-based Bonds Construction, has cleared the 45-mile track from Durango to Silverton. Bonds Construction posted to its Facebook page this week that crews plowed through 42 avalanche/slide areas over the course of 14 miles in the pa


Missing money from last year? Sheriff’s Office may have found it

Saturday, April 7, 2018, was a fairly typical day in Southwest Colorado. The temperature rose to about 74 degrees in Durango. A brush fire raged near Towaoc. The Bayfield High School baseball team beat Cortez in a doubleheader. Two women were injured while climbing northeast of Durango.


Animas River Trail construction puts 200-year-old tree at risk

A ponderosa pine approximately 200 years old in north Durango may be irreparably damaged from construction of the Animas River Trail northern extension, but it’s better than the alternative, city officials said.


14 and 15-year-old arrested for reportedly trying to kill a Colorado Springs Police officer

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Two teenagers are facing charges for allegedly trying to kill a Colorado Springs Police officer. Police announced the arrests of a 14 and 15-year-old on Friday tied to a shots fired call in late March. Officers had been in and out of the Fountain Boulevard and Chelto


LPEA board members’ spending varies widely

As the May 2 La Plata Electric Association election draws near, concern about one candidate’s spending, the board’s top earner last year, has spread on social media. Former Republican state Rep. J. Paul Brown was among Jack Turner’s critics this week online and said LPEA should watch its spending mo


Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include The Raven Narratives and Durango’s Earth Day Celebration. The Raven Narratives storytelling shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Sunflower Theatre at KSJD, 8 Main St., in Cortez, and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., in Durango.


Guy Fieri Visits 30 Eateries in Colorado

Say what? What are we chopped liver? Seems pretty rotten that Guy Fieri has yet to visit our wonderful town. Fieri apparently enjoys being in the Centennial State but not the Western Slope for some reason. Why is that?


Durango school district gets $1.1million for school safety

Durango public schools have received a $1.1 million grant from the Colorado Division of Homeland Security to support and build upon existing school safety efforts. For several years, Durango School District 9-R has been increasing safety and security measures at schools, and the grant aims to build


420 in Denver: 5 things to know about smoking weed in Colorado

The 420 festivities are expected to draw thousands of people to downtown Denver Saturday to celebrate all things marijuana. Before you pass that joint, here are a few things to keep in mind.


Colorado Wildlife Officers Kill First Bear Of 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Wildlife officials in Colorado have killed a bear near Meeker after previously relocating it from Steamboat Springs. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports that Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers killed the bear Monday after it disturbed a farmer’s beehive.


Area farmers should be growing hemp

More and more farmers are growing hemp after the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized the production of the plant nationwide. There are currently 30 farmers in Montezuma County and 45 in La Plata County listed on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s hemp registration.


Colorado teen found safe

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE 6 p.m. Hailey was found safe and everyone tied to the incident has been contacted according to authorities. Authorities are asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing Colorado teen.


Durango trolley sets record for March fares

More riders paid a fare on the Durango Transit trolley this March than any previous March, an increase city officials attributed to more young riders, a boost in tourism and a change from two trips an hour to three.


DHS receives ninth consecutive Gold Council of Excellence

For its exemplary record of leadership, service and activities that serve to improve Durango High School and the Durango community, the Durango High School student leadership program has been awarded a 2018 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils.


84-year-old man dies after crash on Academy and Dublin

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - An 84-year-old man has died and three people were hospitalized following a three-car crash in Colorado Springs. Police were called to the intersection of Academy Blvd. and Dublin Blvd. just after 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11.


Restaurant Report Card: Out-of-character inspection for a Colorado Springs diner

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - In this week's Restaurant Report Card, an out-of-character health inspection for a Colorado Springs diner. However, the owner invited FOX21 to bring a camera inside the kitchen, to show there's nothing to worry about.


Five Fun Things To Do For 4/20 In Colorado

Thinking about ways to celebrate the newest "holiday" we came up with a few related activities you can do that will add fun to your weekend. This technicolor marvel in Denver is the only one of its kind. And while you cannot smoke in the church, you leave with no doubts about what "elevationism" is.


Warmer weather drawing bears out of hibernation in the Four Corners

DURANGO, CO.- As the temperatures rise in the Four Corners, bears are coming out of hibernation. Wildlife experts say bears will be in search of food. “They start getting into eating mode," said Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesperson Joe Lewandowski.


SJMA to host backpacking-light seminar

San Juan Mountains Association will host a seminar on lightweight and ultralight backpacking from 6 to 8 p.m. April 30, at Pine Needle Mountaineering, 835 Main Ave. in Durango.