Find out what emergency agencies are doing to prepare for possible spring flooding from this year’s snowfall. Snowpack was about a 130% of average.
United for Durango’s Future opposes the City of Durango’s proposed tax increase on the April 2 ballot. Find out how the group would solve the city’s budget issues.
Animas High School juniors in Lori Fischer’s humanities class genocide to better understand how they occur. They displayed what they had learned in a museum exhibit late last month.
Fort Lewis College officials hope a new program that helps students with emergency expenses will help improve year-to-year retention rates. FLC’s rate is below the state average.
Durango native and businessman Marcos Wisner says he’d like to see more lenient business and housing development codes to raise sales-tax revenues and create more affordable housing.
Are you exercising like crazy, but still aren’t losing the weight you wanted? Learn why exercise doesn’t work as a weight-loss strategy and why you need to change what you eat to lose weight.
As the snow piles up, so does the weight, and county emergency officials warn that it may be time to shovel the snow off your roof before it collapses.
Southwest Colorado native Marsha Porter-Norton announces her bid for La Plata County Commissioner. Hear what she has to say.
The Durango City Council appointed a Citizens Advisory Committee to set priorities for the half-cent sales-tax increase that it has proposed, and all revenues will be spent only on road and sidewalk improvements.
Durango TV News Director Deborah Uroda works with Life Financial Planner Brad Tafoya with Tafoya Barrett & Associates to determine what retirement dreams she has and how she may achieve them in the next 5 years.
Do you want to help guide future policy and energy decisions for the La Plata Electric Association? Find out how you can become a board member during this year’s elections.
The Durango & La Plata County Airport will use passenger fees to purchase a 12-acre parcel to expand the terminal that now handles twice the passengers for which it was designed.
This year’s Durango Independent Film Festival features several films shot locally, including ‘The Great Alaskan Race’ filmed in Silverton and the surrounding San Juan Mountains. Another feature, ‘Shooting in Vain,’ was shot in Pagosa Springs. Learn more about this film and others that will be featured during this year’s festival in our interview with DIFF Executive Director Joanie Leonard.
Despite the voters’ solid rejection of a city sales and property tax increase last November, the Durango City Council has decided to ask for an increase again in April.
Durango and Fire Rescue Authority Fire Chief Hal Doughty explains why the authority is building a new fire station on 32nd Street just south of County Road 250.
Learn why Dr. Ashley Lucas with PHD Weight Loss says that the body-mass index scale doesn’t always give you a true assessment of your ideal weight. She tells you why.
More than a hundred pieces of artwork, many of which the public has never seen, have been donated to the Mesa Verde Museum by the Rockefeller Family. Many of the pieces were collected in the region.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast while contributing to a good cause during the first and third Sundays of the month at the Elks Club, where a hearty breakfast costs $7.
Barbara Noseworthy cites her experience as a consensus builder to help Durango come together around issues of growth, economy.
Community Compassion Outreach and a coalition of public and private partners are planning a development on La Posta Road to help our homeless residents move into permanent housing.
If you have a severe wound that won't heal, you should consult a wound specialist who may recommend treatment in a hyperbaric chamber. Find out what it's about!
Sexy car washers, bed racers, and parade entrants demonstrate all the fun ways we enjoyed Snowdown on Friday in our recap of Get Your Comic On.
Tricycle races.obstacle course races, beard contests and more entertained crowds throughout Durango on Thursday. And who could pull tissues out of a box faster than a speeding bullet? Take a look back at Day 2 of Get Your Comic On Snowdown!
Comic strip characters jumped off the funny pages and out of the comic books to come alive in Durango for Snowdown 2019's "Get Your Comic On." Here's a recap of some of our favorite events from Wednesday.
When the lights go out during a storm, you may be tempted to fire up your gas generator for power. You’ll need to take extra precautions to avoid injury or expensive damages to your homes electrical system.
Dr. Ashley Lucas with PHD Weight Loss explains how learning to change your behaviors and habits contributes to your weight-loss success.
Two long-time Durango coaches want to return to a focus on sportsmanship, both on the fields and in the stands, with a new non-profit to train coaches in transactional leadership and coaching styles.
Kim Baxter, a Durango Planning Commission member, has announced her candidacy for one of two seats on the Durango City Council. She wants to ensure that Durango maintains its economic and generational diversity!
Neighbors of the Durango Public Library branches at Fort Lewis Mesa and Sunnyside elementary schools want to preserve their local libraries, but they may have to establish a new taxing district to ensure stable funding.
Drs. Sara Haug and Moss Fenberg with Southwest Retina Consultants explain why it's so important to see an ophthalmologist is you experience sudden vision loss in one eye.
What does it mean when your lights blink on and off and on again? LPEA CEO Mike Dreyspring explains why it happens and how you can get a phone app to let you know when a power outage occurs.
The Durango Chamber of Commerce may be experiencing deja vu all over again after moving into its new building at 23rd Street and Main Avenue, where it was located in an old A-frame during the ‘60s, ’70s, and ‘80s.
Grocery stores are now allowed to sell full-strength beer thanks to a new state law that became effective on Jan. 1. Will the competition help or hinder mom-and-pop liquor stores?
Snowdown is ready to launch on Jan. 30 through Feb. 3, and if you’re wanting to attend the Follies or the Fashion Do’s and Don’t Luncheon, get ready to line up early on Saturday, Jan. 19, for ticket sales
A march and rally celebrating the record number of women elected to public office in November’s election will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19. Get the details here, on Durango TV News.
It takes special equipment to rescue someoine who's fallen into freezing water.
Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, explains why support from other people is critical to meeting your weight-loss goals.
Gun shop owners have become unlikely partners in the community’s fight to reduce suicides. Find out how Cole Hyson, owner of the Colorado Trading Company, is helping raise awareness about gun safety and suicide
We visit with State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, about this year’s legislative session. As chair of the House Education Committee, she has an opportunity to effect changes in the state’s education system.
Tired of all the plastic that accumulates after you’ve used up the product? WeFill, a new company in town, offers bulk refills of organic soaps, bath products and household cleaners to reduce the amount of plastic used.
When it comes to major life transitions, you may want to consider adding a financial advisor to your team to make sure your finances don’t slip through the cracks.
La Plata Electric’s CEO Mike Dreyspring talks about employee generosity during the holidays.
An army of volunteers monitors Ancestral Puebloan cultural sites in Montezuma County to reduce vandalism and erosion to the sensitive archaeological treasures.
Find out how doctors can detect early warning signs of high blood pressure through regular eye examinations in this edition of Healthy Living with Dr. Moss Fenberg, ophthalmologist with Southwest Retina Consultants.
If you can’t find a part you need for your equipment, many local manufacturing companies turn to Holt Sheet Metal. But did you know that they also make potato-processing machinery sold worldwide?
A study by the ACLU released last week indicates that Durango Police are targeting homeless residents who are sleeping on city property. The report calls on city officials to come up with a solution
Do you use wood-burning stoves or fireplaces to warm your home in winter? While they may be convenient and inexpensive, wood-burning appliances can be dangerous. Here are a few safety tips for winter heating.
Healthy Living in the Four Corners brings you Dr. Ashley Lucas, a registered dietician and found of PHD Weight Loss, who explains the science behind weight gain and weight loss, and why most diets and exercise regimens fail.
A few holliday events you may want to consider placing on your calendar.
San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington recently invested in a second UV robot to disinfect every room in the hospital. The state-of-the-art machines have reduced infection rates by 30 percent.
Congress will consider taking non-psycho-active hemp off the Schedule 1 dangerous drugs list. If that happens, local Montezuma County businesses are poised to take advantage of new markets.
On the last Wednesday of every month, volunteer protesters gather outside the La Plata County Courthouse to protect undocumented immigrants from arrest by the Immigration Service. Find out why.
LPEA CEO Mike Dreyspring explains why employees have joined forces with LPEA board members to research alternative energy source options for the cooperative. _
Pat Barrett with Tafoya Barrett and Associates explains the biggest changes to business iincome tax laws.
Original paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, textile art and clothes, you’ll find it all at the Durango Art Center’s annual Winter Solstice Market. Find out what curator Peter Hay looks for in his selections.
The Animas River was hit with wastewater from the Gold King Mine in 2015, then this past summer, sludge and debris flowed into the river from the 416 Fire burn areas. Which was worst?
As the Durango City Council considers new amendments to curb camping by homeless residents on city property, the ACLU sends a second warning letter about the possible unconstitutionality of the changes.
La Plata County has applied for more than $4 million in Watershed Restoration Funding to repair flood damage from the 416 Fire.
After spending 10 years in temporary quarters that ranged from a commercial office complex to manufactureed buildings, Animas High School is ready to build a permanent campus.
With one of the best voter turnouts during a mid-term election in La Plata County history, this year's races demonstrated that every vote counts.
LPEA hires two conultants to explore the ramifications of terminating its contract with Tri-State Generation and Transmission and to explore alternatives to coal-fired power.
Winter closures to protect wintering deer and elk beging Dec. 1. Check out this story and our map to see what's open and closed this winter.
When everyone shares, no one goes without. That's the principle behind Pine River Shares of Bayfield, where neighbors can help feed, clothe, and teach each other self-sufficiency.
Learn how diabetes can affect your eyesight if you don't keep your blood-sugar under control.
The third-grade Demons Football Team finished the season undefeated after they beat the Farmington Crush in the 'Superbowl' of the Four Corners Youth Football League. Here about the hard work that won the championship.
Make the most of your end-of-year donations during Colorado Gives Day. A foundation will match up to $1 million for all donations made on Dec. 4. Visit swcogives.org.
CJ Fuss tells us how me makes the ice for the ice-skating rink. It takes a lot more than flooding a bunch of concrete with the garden hose. And just HOW does he get the ice so white?
Construction has started on a $5.1 milion pipeline to bring reliable, potable water to Dryside residents. It’s the first delivery of Animas-La Plata Project water to the area.
Daniel Clute is a world traveler who likes funky hotels. And fancy hotels, too. He just likes establishments that capture the character of a town, and that’s what he wants for Silverton’s Avon Hotel.
Learn how you can sign up for outage alerts with La Plata Electric
Colder-than-average weather for November has been perfect for making snow. Purgatory will open on Saturday, Nov. 17. Find out what will be open and how much it will cost to ski.
The annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be offered once again this year. Check out our story for details and learn how to volunteer for this well-attended event.
La Plata County voters voted blue in almost all national, state and local races. The race for County Commissioner was the exception, and even that race is too close to call until election results are certified on Nov. 14.