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.
More than 400 people and organizations received assistance from the Community Emergency Relief Fund. _
E-bikes were allowed on the Animas River Trail for a one-year trial period. Now, the City Council must consider whether to allow them permanently.
TBK purchased the 1st National Bank of Durango this fall. Find out what TBK means and what services they’ll offer.
Construction on additional affordable apartments is now under way as part of the Lumien Development. Six of the units will be designated for homeless residents who need housing first before they can address the problems that resulted in their homelessness in the first place.
The La Plata County Humane Society accepted 50 dogs from a shelter in Texas, including a bunch of pups that need homes. _
It’ll be a year before any dirt-moving occurs, but behind-the-scenes work on the U.S, 550-160 connection at Three Springs is now underway with rights-of-way negotions and archaeological surveys. The $98 million project could be the first of many depending upon the election next week.
More and more colleges offer test-optional admission applications. We visit with the college counselor at Animas High School to learn about changing trends in requirements for college applications, and why students who don’t test well can still get into selective and highly selective schools.
The Southern Ute Museum is now open seven days a week. It’s permanent exhibit tells the story of the Ute people, but it also will offer rotating exhibits to entice you back. See what’s on display now, and stop by the gift shop, where works by Navajo, Pueblo and Ute artists are for sale.
La Plata Electric’s Mike Dreyspring explains the mission of the new Power Supply Committee and why it’s exploring alternative energy sources. Find the committee’s meeting agendas at lpea.coop.
The La Plata County Humane Society will host its annual ‘Bark-n-Wine’ fund-raiser on Nov. 10. Find out what the event supports, and where you can buy tickets.
Democratic incumbent Barbara McLachlan is running for re-election to her 59th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives against Independent challenger Paul Jones. Hear what she has to say.
Paul Jones of Gunnison is running for the 59th District in the Colorado House of Representatives as an Independent. He's challenging Democratic incumbent Barbara McLachlan.
Guinn Unger of Durango is running as the Democratic challenger to Republican incument Don Coram for the District 6 seat in the Colorado State Senate.
Republican incumbent Brad Blake is running for re-election to his District 1 seat on the La Plata County Board of Commissioners against Democratic challenger Clyde Church.
Democrat Clyde Church is challenging Republican incumbent Brad Blake for the District 1 seat on the La Plata County Board of Commissioners.