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1 year 4 months ago

Durango to charge for disposable bags

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Durango is the latest Colorado town to approve a fee on disposable shopping bags. The Durango Herald reports that the Durango City Council voted 4-1 in favor a 10-cent fee in four large stores on paper and plastic disposable shopping bags. The fees will apply to...

1 year 6 months ago

Nude revelers greet return of tourist train

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Riders are complaining after more than a dozen revelers kicked off the tourist season by welcoming passengers on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with full and partial nudity. The antics drew warnings, but no charges, from law enforcement following the incident May 25. According...

2 years 4 months ago

Containment pushed back for Durango fire

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Fire officials are pushing back the date for when they expect to fully contain a 500-acre wildfire near Durango. The fire was 85 percent contained Wednesday. Fire officials had estimated it would be fully contained Thursday night, but that has now been pushed back to Saturday...

2 years 5 months ago

Canadian climber killed in Colorado

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - The body of a Canadian climber has been recovered from a southwest Colorado mountain after he fell to his death in a rain and hail storm. The La Plata County Sheriff's Department says a helicopter crew retrieved the body of 45-year-old Martin Pigeon of Acton-Vale, Quebec,...

2 years 9 months ago

KKK says membership on rise in Colorado

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - The Ku Klux Klan says membership is booming in Colorado because of the growth of the radical right. Imperial Grand Wizard Cole Thornton says the United Northern and Southern Knights of the KKK is active and successful recruiting in Colorado, but no membership numbers were available....

3 years 2 months ago

Durango's trolley popularity causing problems

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Durango's trolley is so popular transit officials are hoping it can cope with the crush of riders. Transit Operations Manager Kent Harris says the city can't stand another 10 percent increase in riders without changes. Drivers already are leaving passengers waiting at stops because the trolley...

3 years 3 months ago

2 cases of West Nile reported in SW Colo

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Health officials in southwestern Colorado report two new cases of West Nile virus. The San Juan Basin Health Department says a 72-year-old La Plata County man has tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus, as well as a 33-year-old woman in Archuleta County. The Durango Herald...

3 years 3 months ago

Mudslide halts Durango tour train again

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Another mudslide has interrupted service on a tourist train that runs between Durango and Silverton. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad spokeswoman Andrea Seid says about 425 passengers were bused back to Durango or took a late train out of Silverton. According to the Durango Herald...

3 years 3 months ago

Cycling veteran wins race up Mount Washington

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) - Cycling veteran Ned Overend has won the annual Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb. Overend, of Durango, Colo., celebrated his 56th birthday by winning Saturday's race to the 6,288-foot summit of the highest peak in the Northeast. His time was 55 minutes, three seconds....

3 years 6 months ago

High school prank costs $200,000

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - A group of high school students who came forward to claim responsibility for bringing hay into the school will face discipline ranging from apologies to volunteer service. However, the Durango High School students will graduate on time and will not be required to pay the...

3 years 7 months ago

Man arrested for murder near Durango

Investigators with the La Plata County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man they believe is connected to a shooting death from earlier this week. A sheriff's office spokesman says Justin Wiese, 35, was taken into custody Friday at the sheriff's office, where he turned himself in after a judge...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado Navy Seal pleads guilty

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Colorado man is going back under house arrest after pleading guilty Tuesday in Nevada to conspiracy and a weapons charge in a case alleging a Navy SEAL smuggled and sold machine guns and other weapons from Iraq and Afghanistan. Sentencing has been set for...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Monarch, Durango now open!

DENVER (AP) - Two more Colorado ski resorts are opening for the season. Durango Mountain Resort and Monarch Mountain were set to welcome skiers and snowboarders on Friday. That will bring the total number of resorts open for the season to 15. Resorts have benefited from some early season storms....

4 years 3 weeks ago

Durango considers changing confusing road name

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - How would you pronounce Goeglein? Google lien? Go egg line? It's pronounced, GIG-line. Durango officials are considering changing the confusing name of Goeglein Gulch Road that runs east of Fort Lewis College to College Drive. Not everybody is on board. Durango Hometown Hostel owner Candace...

4 years 3 months ago

BP logos removed from company cars in Colorado

The BP office covering southwest Colorado has removed company logos from about 200 vehicles after employees complained of harassment. Spokesman Curtis Thomas told the Durango Herald that employees have been reporting routine abuse from the public, at traffic lights, gas stations and the grocery store. Thomas says employees have noticed...

4 years 4 months ago

Body of murdered Durango dentist heading home

The family of a Durango dentist killed while volunteering his medical services in Afghanistan is making funeral plans while awaiting for word when Dr. Thomas Grams' body will arrive home. Grams' brother, Craig Grams, says the dentist will be interred in his hometown of Park Rapids, Minnesota. Craig Grams...

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado Springs Beer Fest this weekend

If you love micro-brews, this is your weekend to sample lots of beers and mingle with like-minded aficionados. The Springs Beer Fest will be held Saturday at Antlers Park in downtown Colorado Springs. You may sample beers from more than 30 brewers eat amazing food and enjoy live music....

4 years 4 months ago

Vandals rip BP's name from Colorado awning

Vandals ripped BP's name from the awning of the Durango Arts Center in an apparent protest against the company. Center Director Sheri Rochford Figgs says the nonprofit arts organization will have to replace the entire awning following the vandalism last week. The awning has the names of various donors...

4 years 9 months ago

Season comes to an end for Lady ThunderWolves

DURANGO, Colo.- Seeking their fifth straight elimination game, the CSU-Pueblo women's basketball team simply ran out of gas Saturday night, falling to a spot-on Concordia, St. Paul team 83-56 in the NCAA Division II Central Region Semifinals. CSU-Pueblo simply started cold while Concordia was red hot. The ThunderWolves only made...

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