Protesters return to home of public health director in Durango

Protesters returned to the home of San Juan Basin Public Heath Executive Director Liane Jollon on Sunday, according to the Durango Police Department. A group of about 20 protesters first gathered...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Record low Lake Powell and bad forecast set stage for water cuts

The dry 2020 and the lack of snow this season has water managers in seven states preparing for the first time for cutbacks outlined in drought contingency plans drafted two years ago. A sobering...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Biden’s pause on oil and gas splits conservationists, industry

Conservationists are cheering the Biden administration’s 60-day pause on new energy development on public lands as a chance to overhaul an antiquated leasing program that has not been modified in...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | UPDATED: 12 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sanctuary movement will call on Biden to free Rosa Sabido, others in sanctuary

Leaders of the National Sanctuary Collective will hold a virtual news conference Tuesday calling on President Joe Biden to free about 45 people who are in the country illegally and have taken up...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats push to enshrine abortion rights in New Mexico

SANTA FE – Democratic legislators are redoubling efforts to repeal New Mexico’s dormant, 50-year-old ban on most abortion procedures that could go into effect if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Black girls held at gunpoint in Colorado, mother sue police

DENVER – Four Black girls who were mistakenly detained by Colorado police at gunpoint over a suspected stolen car filed a civil lawsuit against police and the city of Aurora on Monday. The case was...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado judges deny many virus requests to release inmates

COLORADO SPRINGS – Out of dozens of requests for sentence reductions from inmates with health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, federal judges in Colorado approved just three in the final...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

School bill challenges New Mexico virus restrictions

SANTA FE – A bipartisan group of New Mexico lawmakers is pushing legislation that would allow more students to attend class in person by shifting authority over decisions to reopen from state...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation reports 133 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation health officials are reporting 133 new COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths as a revised public health order is set to take effect. The latest figures released...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storms bring relief to parched Arizona, New Mexico

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The precipitation from a series of winter storms in Flagstaff is more than the city had during last summer’s monsoon season, and even more is coming, weather forecasters said....

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver identified in last week’s fatal crash on U.S. Highway 550

A 66-year-old man from Grand Junction died in a three-vehicle crash Friday night that closed the mountain passes between Durango and Silverton for about five hours. Colorado State Patrol Capt....

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

More snow expected Monday evening and Tuesday in Cortez

A third punch from a low-pressure system that has fed snow over Southwest Colorado since last week is expected to arrive Monday evening and could bring up to 2 inches to Cortez before it departs...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | UPDATED: 18 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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