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National Park Service survey finds widespread harassment

Nearly 40 percent of National Park Service employees experienced some form of harassment over a 12-month period, according to long-awaited survey results released by the agency. The survey assessed...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Food hub sets its sights on Southwest Colorado

More locally harvested produce could make it onto plates across La Plata County next fall through a new food hub. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently granted the Durango Regional Food...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fundraiser to help Chicken Creek Nordic grooming

The Mancos Brewing Co., 484 E. Frontage Road, is hosting an all-ages fundraiser for the Chicken Creek Nordic Ski Area on Oct. 21 starting at 4 p.m. “Dance to the Snow Gods” will feature live music...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores students gain skills in restaurant business

Dolores third-graders served up Mexican, Italian and Indian food during a restaurant project held at the Dolores River Campground on Oct. 11-12. At the campground’s lodge, students bustled about...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores candidates talk about decision-making

Seven candidates are running for two open seats on the Dolores School Board. They are Sandra Corbitt, Rebecca Frasier, Lisa Holz, Casey McClellan, Kay Phelps, Eugene Reininger III, and Jerry...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA updates on its work since Silverton Superfund declared

SILVERTON – It’s been more than a year since the Superfund site near Silverton was formally declared, and while the cleanup is expected to take years, Environmental Protection Agency officials...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico to accept tribal documents for REAL ID

CROWNPOINT, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will now accept certain Native American tribal documents to obtain a state's driver's license with federal REAL ID requirements. The Daily Times of Farmington...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s deputy resigned days before he was found dead

A La Plata County Sheriff’s deputy found dead last week was under investigation and resigned from the Sheriff’s Office three days before he was discovered with a gunshot wound in a burning home,...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 hours 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde store pulls out of Cortez welcome center

The Mesa Verde Museum Association bookstore and tour ticket office will close its location at Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez on Oct. 28, and will not reopen at this location next year. The...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rear-end crash leads to ticket in Cortez

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 7 hours 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who faces deportation seeks sanctuary a second time

DENVER — A Peruvian woman has sought sanctuary for a second time in Colorado rather than board a flight to her native country as ordered by immigration authorities. The American Friends Service...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 8 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife make use of $6.5 million highway tunnel

A wildlife underpass completed late last year between Durango and Bayfield has proved to be a well-traveled thoroughfare for coyote, raccoons, mule deer and a few humans. A surveillance camera has...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 10 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News