The Haviland Lake dam and outlet are in need of repair, so Colorado Parks & Wildlife plans to drain the lake following Labor Day. Get out your pole (and fishing license); no bag limit for now!
When you work on projects that could damage your eyes, you know you should wear eye protection. However, you may be surprised how many everyday activities also warrant eye protection.
Pat Barrett explains why it’s a good idea to discuss the disposition of your estate with your family before you die so that your heirs are prepared and you can explain your decisions.
Sam Dosumu, the new executive dean for Pueblo Community College Southwest, wants to put the ‘community’ back in community college. We visit with him on the first day of the fall semester
Meet the board members and staff who serve you at La Plata Electric Association at the annual Member Appreciation Luncheon scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Pagosa Springs.
The number of farms and acreage in crops has grown by more than 4 percent in La Plata County during the past five years, largely due to a growing demand for locally grown food.
Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, encourages parents to reduce sugar in their children’s diets to prevent childhood obesity and future weight problems as adults.
The first thing a potential business buyer wants to see are the books. What do sales look like? How about expenses? How much did the company net? And they’ll want them electronically.
The Women’s Resource Center seeks a few good men (well, quite a few, actually) who are willing to run a race in high heels. Find out more about this hilarious fund-raiser!
San Juan Regional Medical Center has opened a new specialty-care clinic in Durango to bring a local touch to Southwest Colorado patients who need to see a cardiologist or urologist.
A tiny house stationed at the Ice Lakes trailhead is focusing attention on a big problem: the impact of hikers and campers on the high-alpine lake. Learn how it’s helping.
Substations and transformers play an important role in preventing electrical power overloads from high-voltage to lower-voltage transmission lines to ensure that you receive electrical power.
‘We Are La Plata County’ visits with Director of Emergency Management Butch Knowlton about the potential for monsoon flooding on the perimeter of the 416 Fire burn area.
Eric Shadt has turned a fourth-grade science project into a board game that will help save the endangered Philippine Eagle. And after he’s finished with that one, he hopes to create more.
After last winter’s heavy snows, a volunteer group is hoping to establish a winter shelter for the area’s homeless residents. Find out how you can help the effort.
Local News Durango sits down with a team of playwrights and actors who are working on one of the productions featured in the Durango Playfest to talk about the creative process.
You do not have to starve yourself or stop eating well to lose weight. Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, offers some meal suggestions to achieve a healthier you.
When the going got tough, Tad Brown made pizza. The owner of Fired-Up Pizza tells his about his journey from selling pizza out of a portable oven to his current location on Main Avenue.
Under the first-year leadership of President Tom Stritikus, Fort Lewis College is changing its image and mission from a public liberal arts college to a comprehensive regional college and university.
Chef Sheanan Culloty is a professionally trained chef who grew tired of the restaurant business and decided to bring his talents to the Manna Soup Kitchen. Find out why he made the change.
La Plata County and the City of Durango have jointly funded an effort to develop an actionable strategic plan to address the challenges of homelessness.
If you’ve been named the executor of an estate following the death of a friend or family member, you will have several duties to perform. Pat Barrett explains what they are.
La Plata Electric offers grants to non-profits to install solar energy panels to reduce their carbon footprint and their utility bills. Grant applications are now available through lpea.coop.
La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff explains why the county won’t seek voter approval for a tax increase this year, but financial troubles persist, will get worse.
The La Plata County Humane Society will host the fifth-annual Bow-Wow Film Festival Aug. 1-2. Learn about the festival and the animals who will benefit from the fund-raiser.
Local-First, health-care professionals, and businesses are exploring whether a health collaborative can reduce health-care and insurance costs for local businesses and residents.
The same healthy eating habits that you adopt to lose weight can be incorporated into your child’s menu to prevent obesity.
The Four Corners Office of Resource Efficiency now offers energy audits and simple energy-saving tricks to reduce your energy consumption and energy bills.
The second-annual Pine River Festival on Aug. 3 in Bayfield features a brewfest, music, kids activities and more. Proceeds benefit the Be Frank Foundation, which supports music education in schools.
LPEA wants to know how much Tri-State will charge for buying out the remainder of its contract. LPEA is committed to purchasing Tri-State power through 2050.
Passenger traffic at the DurangoAirport was up 8 percent in June compared with June last year. To make screening lines go faster, watch this video for what you can and can’t take on the plan.
If your cornea is injured in an accident or from disease, you may want to consider a transplant to improve your vision. The cornea is responsible for 65 to 75 percent of your eye’s focusing power.
La Plata Electric Association will ask customers what they want from their electrical cooperative when it surveys customers in the next couple of weeks.
The federal government filed a civil lawsuit seeking damages from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train, which, it says, caused the 416 Fire last summer.
The Durango Playfest returns on August 5-10 with actors Dan Lauria and Wendie Malick hosting renowned playwrights and actors. See the productions unfold, page to stage. DurangoPlayfest.org
Learn how to survive social functions without blowing your weight-loss goals with these tips from Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss.
La Plata County has obtained more than $4.5 million in state and federal grants to offset the cost of flood mitigation projects to prevent future flooding from the 416 Fire. Find out more.
Make your own jewelry, feel some fossils, gawk at geodes at the 66th annual Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show scheduled for July 12-14. Learn what will be available on display and for sale.
When a Durango couple sold their tricked-out camping van online, they knew they had a winning idea for a business. See how they custom-outfit cargo vans into comfy camping and traveling vehicles.
Annie’s Orphans will host its annual Pawsta for Pups dinner to raise revenues for her no-kill dog shelter. The shelter also cares for dogs whose military moms and dads are deployed overseas.
San Juan Regional Medical Center recently earned certification as a Baby Friendly Hospital. The program, established by UNICEF and WHO, encourages breast-feeding and bonding right after birth.
Brad Tafoya with Tafoya Barrett & Associates recommends that all taxpayers double-check their federal withholding taxes so that you don’t get caught with a surprise bill next year.
A local pilot is now offering tours of the San Juan Mountains in his Piper Comanche. Learn where he flies, why he’s doing it, and how you can sign up for your own tour from a bird’s eye view!
The Small Business Development Center of Southwest Colorado will host its 10th annual Women’s Small Business Conference on July 18 at the Sky Ute Casino. Find out more about workshops and speakers.
Two long-time falconers want to share their love of birds of prey while educating the public about disappearing habitat for raptors during a demonstration and show at the Fairgrounds.
When you’re losing weight, you may lose muscle mass as well as fat. Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, explains why you should eat protein and how much.
How do you measure the worth of energy-efficiency projects? You can reduce your energy bills, and you can increase your comfort level. Both are worthy goals to cut energy usage.
Local News Network Durango starts a new feature this month in partnership with Alpine Bank to highlight local entrepreneurs. Our first edition features the winner of the Hawk Tank competition at Fort Lewis College
In the vernacular of the Animas Mosquito District, flyers are mature, adult mosquitoes that pester us with their biting. AMCD controls populations before they mature.
High water on the Animas River has created the best rafting season in more than 10 years, and it’s opened parts of the river south of Durango that’s rarely passable.
The Durango-La Plata County Airport welcomed non-stop Saturday flights to Houston and Chicago earlier this month. The flights allow airlines to test the market for new routes.
Lower temperatures this past weekend slowed the snowmelt in the high country, but area rivers remain full. Flood advisories remain effect with water content at 1,000% over median.
This 8.5-million-pound rock that fell on Colorado Highway 145 on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend will be called Memorial Rock and will remain where it is; so will the highway.
When the Colorado National Guard engineering unit relocated to Montrose, the armory building reverted to La Plata County’s ownership. Now it will become the new Sheriff’s Office.
The Coulon Family raise fish to harvest the nutrient rich water they produce, and they use the water to produce 100 percent organic vegetables all year in their greenhouse.
If dietary fats can help you lose weight, which fats are best for your weight-loss goals? Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, offers some tips on choosing the right fats.
Nothing more than lightning plays havoc with the power grid. LPEA explains about the safety measures they take to avoid power outages and to protect workers, users.
The 16th annual Men Who Grill competition and fund-raiser for the Women’s Resource Center is this Saturday. Get your tickets ahead of time to save $5, or pay $25 at the gate.
A group of conservation organizations has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service for allowing chainsaw use in the Weminuche and South San Juan wilderness areas.
The cost of housing in Colorado continues to outpace wages, but relief may be on the way. Local housing advocates learned that the Colorado Legislature will pour millions into housing.
Certified Business Appraiser Charlie Cole explains how you can get an estimate of your business’s worth with an online calculator to give you a starting point for a sales price.
If you have a recurring red, sore eye, don’t ignore it. It could be a symptom of other illness or infection elsewhere in your body. Dr. Moss Fenberg with Southwest Eye Consultants explains.
Habitat for Humanity recently purchased its own building for its Restore and headquarters. The move will allow the non-profit to leverage its equity to purchase more land for housing.
Durango School District 9-R has subsidized full-day kindergarten for 20 years. Now, with the passage of the full-day kindergarten bill, the state will pay for kindergarten costs.
Give a stray doggie or kitty cat a forever home during the La Plata County Humane Society’s annual Adopt-a- Thon. Spayed and neutered pets will be available at a reduced cost.
How do you know you’re business is ready for sale? Certified Business Appraiser Charlie Cole talks about the qualities your business should have in place before you set an asking price.
When all this green grass dries out later this summer, it will make for volatile fire fuel. Learn what LPEA power crews do to reduce the risk of fire when storms cause downed lines.
A Hesperus craftsman custom designs steel logs for gas fire places. They don’t burn, but they look like they are. More importantly, they increase the heat output of your fireplace.
Durango High School students in the Fashion and Design class hit the runway last week with their creations. While they learned to design and sew, they learned so much more
We’ve been told for years that fat is bad for us, but it turns out, that medical conclusion is based on faulty research. Dietary fat like bacon and butter can help you LOSE weight.
A proposed 40-unit apartment complex is planned to provide supportive housing for the chronically homeless by offering health and social support services on site.
La Plata Electric offers a loan program that will allow you to invest in energy-efficiency upgrades to your home, and you can pay it off through your monthly utility bill. How easy is that?
A local rocketry team is in Washington, D.C., this week to competed on the National Team America Rocketry Challenge. Find out how the students were selected for the competition.
Can you identify the signs of a stroke? As soon as you realize that you may be experiencing a stroke, call 911. The faster you get treatment, the more likely you’ll recover.