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DATE: July 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire breaks out near Placerville

A wildfire reported Sunday northeast of Placerville has triggered evacuations, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. The Green Meadows Fire grew to 60 acres by Sunday evening and was being...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 hours 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hometown Congressman will exit Washington stage

In 2010, Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton embarked from the small city of Cortez on a five-term mission to pass legislation and inform Washington lawmakers about priorities and values of rural...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

2020 temperatures may have peaked this weekend

Durango didn’t quite make it to 100 degrees Saturday or Sunday, with the mercury topping out at 99 degrees on Sunday – and that might mark the peak heat for 2020, with temperatures expected to drop...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Melt returns, summer style

The 11th annual Mancos Melt took over town Saturday — about four months later than usual. The event usually takes place around March as a way to usher in spring and burn away the winter blues with...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango dispensary’s marijuana recalled for unapproved pesticide use

A recall notice has been issued for marijuana at a Durango dispensary after state investigators found an unapproved pesticide was used during production. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups launch new partnerships to tackle food insecurity

Early one morning at Pine River Shares in Bayfield, volunteers and staff filled backpacks with food and placed them in the nonprofit’s lobby for kids and families to grab at will. “We were hearing...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Southwest Colorado break 100 degrees this weekend?

Southwest Colorado could see record-high temperatures this weekend as a significant heat wave grips the region. Erin Walter, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction,...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police identify additional suspects tied to crime spree

Additional arrest warrants have been issued for three people in connection with a crime spree last month in Durango. The Durango Police Department said the crime spree started about 7 p.m. June 23...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos allowing to-go alcohol at GMC lot

To help support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the town of Mancos is temporarily loosening its open-container laws, although there will be some restrictions. As of July 10,...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opposition in Four Corners to imported Estonian uranium grows

San Juan County, Utah, and the Navajo Nation have joined other groups to oppose a proposal by the White Mesa Mill in Blanding to accept radioactive material from Estonia. Mill owner Energy Fuels...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small fire burning in Bear Creek area northeast of Dolores

A small fire is burning between Dolores and Rico, just south of Colorado Highway 145 on San Juan National Forest property. Dubbed the Bear Creek 2 Fire, the blaze was first reported about 8 a.m....

DATE: July 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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