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A Blow to the Heart

Shan Wells | Posted 08.26.2015 | Denver
Shan Wells

If you felt sorrow for the fate of the Animas River in Southwestern Colorado, please know there are over 5,000 abandoned mines in the Animas river corridor that need remediation. Colorado alone has over 22,000 such mines.

Tres Rios: A Crime in Progress Against Land and People

Rod Torrez | Posted 05.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

There are so many reasons to protect this land and, yet, the chorus of public voices calling for protection of agricultural lands, recreational areas and cultural and natural treasures apparently means nothing when set against the clamor of industry, and its drive for temporary gain.

5 Reminders to Keep Parents Sane While Traveling With Children

Heather Mundt | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Heather Mundt

I'm not suggesting vacations are a free pass for kids to misbehave. I'm merely saying you should ease up a bit on expectations as a way to maintain some parental sanity on vacation.

Ski Bums Pick: The West's Top 3 Most Livable Ski Towns

Liftopia | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel

These places cater to "graduated" ski bums who want to keep playing hard but might be realizing it's time to earn their turns -- by working, too.

Colorado Mom Says Wildlife Got To Son's Remains

AP | Posted 07.01.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- A Colorado woman says whoever killed her 13-year-old son was a monster for leaving his remains where wildlife could get to them. Elaine Red...

Dylan Redwine Remains Found In Forest Near Vallecito, Colo.

Posted 06.28.2013 | Denver

The La Plata County Sheriff's office announced on Thursday that the remains of 13-year-old Dylan Redwine, a Colorado boy who went missing last Novembe...

Potential Break In Missing Dylan Redwine Case

Posted 07.19.2013 | Denver

The La Plata County Sheriff's Department announced Wednesday that investigators have found several items during a five-day search conducted of Middle ...

Nude Revelers Great Durango Train Riders

AP | Posted 06.06.2013 | Denver

DURANGO, Colo. -- Passengers on a recent run of a popular historic railroad in southwest Colorado got a bit more scenery than they paid for: More than...

Obama Creates A New (Yet Ancient) National Monument In Colo.

AP | Posted 11.21.2012 | Denver

DURANGO, Colo. — A dramatic rock formation in southwestern Colorado that was home to ancestors of the Pueblo Indians 1,000 years ago now has pro...

Teen Who Wanted Racy High School Yearbook Photo Arrested With Her Mom

Posted 08.14.2012 | Denver

18-year-old Sydney Spies, the Colorado teen who gained national attention earlier in 2012 after submitting a photo of herself that was deemed too racy...

Too Sexy For HS Yearbook, But Not Too Sexy To Be In A Syfy Movie

Posted 06.12.2012 | Denver

Sometimes lemons are turned into lemonade, other times they are turned into movies on the SyFy channel -- at least in the case of Durango High School ...

Sheriff: Colo. Man Murdered Family, Himself Over Inheritance

AP | Posted 06.11.2012 | Denver

DURANGO, Colo. -- A southwestern Colorado man who was angered over an inheritance killed two family members and then himself, authorities said Sunday....

Still Too Sexy For Yearbook? Teen Talks Pic Scandal On 'Today'

Posted 01.10.2012 | Denver

Aspiring young model Sydney Spies of Durango appeared on the "Today Show" with her mom Monday to discuss what they see as a censorship issue. Spies ha...

Ground Zero Law Firm Sues Over Colorado Drilling

David Frey | Posted 05.28.2011 | Denver
David Frey

A New York law firm that won a major settlement for World Trade Center rescue workers is representing residents of Colorado's Western Slope who say th...

Durango Lifts Goatee Ban For Cops; Beards Still Barred

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DURANGO, Colo. — Full beards are still banned, but police in the Colorado mountain town of Durango are now allowed to have goatees, though the d...

Mechanic Finds Snake Wrapped Around Car Engine

The Durango Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A 4-foot-long bull snake sought refuge, and possibly warmth, in the engine block of a car that was serviced last month at the Durango Walmart....

Small plane crash in Durango injures 2

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DURANGO, Colo. - Two people sustained minor injuries after a single engine Cessna-172D was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday morning, officia...

Fiddling With Your Turkey

Shan Wells | Posted 10.05.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

White and dark meats on the turkey cook differently. Dark meat takes longer. When you defrost your turkey, ace bandage two ice packs on the breasts...

Department Of Energy Eyes Solar Array Atop Radioactive Mine Tailings Near Durango

Durango Herald | Dale Rodebaugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Department of Energy is seeking comments on an initial study to gauge the environmental impacts of installing a photovoltaic array atop or near bu...

Colorado Division

The Durango Herald | By Patrick Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Division of Wildlife killed a bear early Saturday morning after it bit a man near the Manna Soup Kitchen, 1100 Avenida del Sol in Durango...

BP Picks Up Tab For Durango Fireworks Show

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DURANGO, Colo. — The fireworks display in the city of Durango will go on thanks to embattled oil giant BP. The company stepped forward to pay f...

Durango Residents' TV Continues To Air ONLY New Mexico Programming

Durango Herald | Garrett Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A few twists popped up in this week's episode of the ongoing serial drama that is the effort to bring Denver TV to Montezuma and La Plata counties. ...

Durango Bicyclist Hit Bay Cannon Fire

AP | By Shane Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DURANGO, Colo. — A bicyclist riding in a multiple sclerosis fundraiser was bombarded by cannon blast in what authorities suspect was a teenage p...

Anthoney L. Buckner, Denver Man, Survives 496-Foot Drop Off Cliff Near Durango

AP | Shane Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SILVERTON, Colo. (AP)— Authorities say a 33-year-old Denver man survived after he lost control of his car and it dropped almost 500 feet off the...

Drug Dealer Robbed, Suspects Located Via Parole-Mandated GPS Ankle Bracelet

Durango Herald | Shane Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Four men broke into a Durango home earlier this month with masks and guns to rob a suspected cocaine dealer of his cash and supplies, according to an ...