Indications that the cap on the spewing BP well has finally managed to stem the flow of oil into the Gulf after several torturous weeks


Durango riders walloping the competition at last weekend’s U.S. Mountain Bike Nationals in SolVista. bringin home 15 championship medals

Visible signs of progress and hope on the Florida Road construction project

Ticket hoarding of La Plata County Fair Demolition Derby tickets at sales outlets on Wednesday and blatant plans by some to scalp what they don’t use

The continued nightly lighting of backyard fireworks displays despite that July 4th is long over

Irresponsible pet owners who allow their dogs to run amok on the river trail, causing bodily and personal harm to others

In this week's issue...

May 2, 2019
In the flow

Rafting season is already under way on the Animas River, which has been flowing at near record levels and almost double the average rate for this time of year.

April 25, 2019
Laying down the law

Over the past couple decades, Jeff Robbins’ work as an  oil and gas lawyer – with a specific focus on serving local communities – allowed him to build relationships and gain the experience needed to carry out one of Colorado’s most sweeping reforms to oil and gas regulations, Senate Bill 181. 

April 18, 2019
A new kind of cold war

It’s a good thing Heidi Steltzer can’t tolerate the heat or the open ocean. “I thought I wanted to be a marine biologist, and I got seasick,” said Steltzer, a professor in the Biology Department and Environmental Science program at Fort Lewis College.