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.
What do you want to do when you grow up? Animas High School juniors have an opportunity to explore careers during a full-time, three-week internship program every spring.
The long-awaited north extension of the Animas River Trail from Animas City Park to the Oxbow Preserve is expected to cost more than $6 million. Find out when it’s expected to be finished.
We talk to a local rafting company about its safety training to prepare for this summer’s rafting season. Most important message: wear your personal flotation device!!!
A former U.S. ambassador says his international-relations experience give him an edge over other Democrats who hope to win the primary to challenge incumbent Cory Gardner.
One of the most common questions that clients ask Dr. Ashley Lucas is whether they they can enjoy a cocktail or two on their weight-loss program. Find out the answer.
If you didn’t pay your federal income taxes, you could face fines, interest payments, even liens on your property or pay check. You may also get a refund coming to you!
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train resumed round-trip service to √
A Ute Mountain tribal leader says the Trump Administration ignored Native voices when he reduced the size of the Bears Ears National Monument by more than 85 percent.
welcoming place for all. Learn about Civility First to accomplish that goal.The Durango Community Relations Commission wants Durango to become a friendly and
Safety is the No. 1 priority at La Plata Electric, and that’s why the coop recently built a portable transmission station to take electrical power safety training to employees and the area’s first-responders.
If Durango author Philip Duke’s new book has a message, it’s that war changes people in ways they never expected. Learn more about his second novel, The Village: A Novel of Wartime Crete.
The co-vice chair of the Colorado Tourism Office board of directors urged industry representatives to collaborate with other sectors to increase visitation and length of stay among visitors.
Learn more about Dancing with the Durango Stars featuring amateur dance teams who raise money for families who have to take their kids to Children’s Hospital for treatments.
Two studies conclude that LPEA’s goal to purchase 50 percent of its power from carbon-free sources may be cheaper than the cost of electricity it currently buys from Tri-State.
Better understand the difference between fast-acting and slow-acting carbohydrates and why fast-acting carbohydrates make it so difficult to lose body fat.
Certified business appaiser and broker Charlie Cole offers some tips on preparing your business for sale, including how to getg the information you’ll need to set a price.
New lights, wheelchair accessible sidewalk ramps, and other improvements will make the 17th, 22nd and 32nd street intersections on Main Avenue safer for pedestrians and traffic.
Cortez merchants have started an education campaign that encourages customers to purchase goods and services with cash or check to avoid credit-card fees that leave the community.
Find out why the Community Foundation of Southwest Colorado invited Monica Lewinsky as this year’s Making a Difference speaker to raise awareness about cyberbullying.
Dr. Sugar Singleton with San Juan Regional Medical Center’s Urgent Care Center offers some tips for dealing with the sniffles, sneezes and other symptoms that arise during allergy season.
La Plata Electric first supplied electrical power to rural residents and communities 80 years ago, and the member-owned utility provider will celebrate its history at its annual meeting.
Hundreds of birding fans are expected in Montezuma County to explore the region’s diverse bird populationsas part of the 15th annual Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival.
Meet the artists who created this colorful mural on the Kroeger Building in Town Plaza. The project is part of Local First’s efforts to connect artists and business owners,
With snow/water content in the mountains measuring at 150 to 200 percent of median this spring, area water managers say spring run-off is expected to fill all area reservoirs, and the drought is over.
Eating foods high in sugary carbohydrates may satisfy an immediate craving, but it just sets up a vicious cycle of energy booms and busts that contributes to formation of body fat.
If your home isn’t situated well to install solar energy, you still can support the renewable energy industry through LPEA’s Local Green Power Fund and Direct Offset Fund.
The Colorado Legislature designated March 21 as Ute Day at the Colorado Capitol in recognition of the tribes’ contribution to the state’s history, culture and economy.
Kim Baxter and Barbara Noseworthy handily defeated Marcos Wisner and and Jaime McMillan to take seats on the Durango City Council, and the sales-tax increased passed by 195 votes
Dr. Moss Fenberg with Southwest Retina Consultants explains the symptoms of glaucoma, why it’s important to get your eyes checked regularly, and what some treatments might be.
Dr. Ashley Lucas with PHD Weight Loss explains how a low-carb diet is more effective at reducing fat and your weight than exercise alone. You have to eat dietary fat, not sugar, to burn fat.
What would you do if you inherited a chunk of change or other financial assets from a relative? Pat Barrett with Tafoya Barrett Associates offers some wise tips for heirs.
If local hemp farmer Derek MacGuffie had his way, everyone would wear hemp clothing and build houses out of hemp material. The biggest hurdle? Not enough markets to sell the raw product.
San Juan Health Partners Urology now offers a less-invasive procedure for treating problems associated with enlarged prostates. And it comes with fewer side-effects.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado has served more than 5,000 kids since it first started in 1986, and it’s able to do so because of it’s largest fund-raiser of the year, Bowl for Kids’ Sake.
Durango High School culinary-arts students shine when they show off their skills at a school-district special event to highlight the need for a tax increase to support vocational education.
Learn how you can qualify for up to $700 in energy rebates in a trial for hot-air exchange electric water heaters. Deadline to apply is March 31. Only 30 homes will be selected, so apply now!
You may not be able to control the weather or the topography that contribute to wildfires, but you can control the amount of fuels that can threaten your home.
When the romaine lettuce recall occurred last fall, Escalante Middle School students kept Durango schools in lettuce leaves thanks to a hydroponic garden they’re tending.