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Durango & Silverton railroad will pay feds $20 million for 416 fire damage, stop using coal to power summer trains

The tourist train also has reached a settlement with businesses and landowners who reported losses in the 2018 fire that burned 54,000 acres


10-year-old girl was killed by plague in southwest Colorado

4-H leaders in La Plata County sent a letter advising that one of the club's members had died of suspected plague. Where the Durango 4th grader contracted the disease is still unknown.


Colorado River cutthroat trout restored to Hermosa Creek near Durango

Some estimates show cutthroats are now found in just 14% of their historic natural habitat


Lauren Boebert discusses, defends her backstory during Durango visit

"I wish more members of Congress had the life experiences that I’ve had," said the Republican upstart running in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District

Politics and Government

Woman taking refuge in southwest Colorado church hits 1,000 day mark

Rosa Sabido, a Mexican national, has been trying to gain legal residency in the U.S. for decades after moving to Cortez with her mother when she was 23


Judge: Federal government’s lawsuit against Durango railroad over 2018 wildfire should proceed

In July, the U.S. government named the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad as the cause of the 416 Fire

Crime and Courts