The Environmental Protection Agency pulling the plug on one of the Four Corners biggest polluters – the Black Mesa Mine

Durango Mountain Resort finally redesigning the maze a the base of Chair 1 to be more skier friendly

Emerging evidence that local and regional retailers enjoyed a strong holiday season

La Plata County moving the threat of a Horse Gulch highway from the realm of possibility toward probability

Garbage drawing a black bear into downtown Durango last Monday for the latest-season bear sighting in recent memory

Population growth and lack of conservation causing water use to explode along the Western Slope during the past decade

In this week's issue...

December 6, 2018
Shovels ready?

The wait is over – well, sort of. Almost two years ago, the City of Durango completed plans to extend the northern section of the Animas River Trail and build a boat ramp, trails, parking and other facilities at Oxbow Park and Preserve. 

November 29, 2018
Seat at the table

It’s time to make it official. Since the Bonita Peak Mining District was first declared a Superfund site in the summer of 2016, residents have been looking for ways to stay involved.

November 21, 2018
Call of the wild

Gray wolves once called the Colorado mountains home. They were essential to the ecosystem in the western part of the state and key to the culture of its inhabitants. But, the gray wolf vanished from this part of the world almost a century ago.