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Durango’s ridiculed Bridge to Nowhere suddenly has clear road ahead

After a decade of delays and legal fights, the largest project in the history of that region of southwest Colorado will ease traffic and safety problems

A cartoonish Native American towering over Durango has divided the city. Should “the chief” stay or go?

The fate of the sign should be determined by “enlightened dialogue and not through mob rule,” says Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who wrote federal law protecting some monuments.

Unsheltered and expecting: A southwest Colorado couple could lose their children if they don’t find housing

Living at Purple Cliffs near Durango has kept them safe from coronavirus, but without running water, the county-sanctioned encampment isn't shelter enough to satisfy agencies charged with protecting children.

Warnings are working (for now) to keep visitors out of Colorado’s high country. But tickets, legal battles loom.

A complex map of coronavirus restrictions raises legal issues for district attorneys in Colorado's high country who may have to prosecute people who violate health orders.

Gunnison Country has 106 positive COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths and is one of the most highly infected areas per capita in Colorado.

Metro counties drop stay-at-home orders for one issued by state of Colorado

Public health departments representing Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Jefferson and Douglas counties say the patchwork of decrees was confusing, and tell residents to stay at home until April 11.

First-of-its-kind study of Colorado suicides reveals traumatized communities — for reasons that differ across the state

All four counties studied reported a slow economy and lack of jobs as risk factors for suicide

High-country Colorado towns wrangle big-city problems with homelessness

“No camping” signs have popped up in Durango's parks and greenways. Homeless residents have had to scatter and hide, the victims of a crisis of homelessness -- and some say heartlessness -- in the tourist town.