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Officials attend renaming event for Canyons of the Ancients center

The Anasazi Heritage Center was renamed the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum during a ceremony on Saturday. Museum volunteers, Bureau of Land Management staff, Ute Mountain Ute...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

How a Utah county turned closing a corral gate into felony charges

On April Fool’s Day last year, Mark Franklin closed a gate to Zane Odell’s corral on Lime Ridge, a windy rise between the small southeastern Utah towns of Bluff and Mexican Hat. In the criminal...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac crashes during 450SX duel in Massachusetts, finishes second

Eli Tomac of Cortez finished second Saturday in the 450 Supercross in Foxborough, Massachusetts, after a fierce late-lap duel with Marvin Musquin for the lead. Musquin led Tomac for 21 laps until...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 12 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Flames engulf garage in Mancos; investigation underway

The cause of a fire that destroyed a garage and shed in Mancos on Friday is under investigation, Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said. The Mancos Fire Department responded to a fire in the...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

As La Plata County grows, ‘rush hour’ may become a real concern

Durango’s “rush hour” isn’t much by big city standards, but given the expected population boom, this relatively remote pocket of Southwest Colorado could be in for a rude awakening. “We’re pretty...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: Suspect in threat to Montezuma-Cortez schools is identified

The suspect who allegedly made an unsubstantiated threat toward Montezuma-Cortez schools was apprehended Friday afternoon in Cortez after the Sheriff’s Office located his car. “The Sheriff’s...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, Mancos and Cortez chile verde finish in Top 10

The votes are in for USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice chile verde contest, and La Plata and Montezuma county restaurants seem to have tickled readers’ fancy, and perhaps whetted their hometown...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friday fundraising event to benefit LGBTQ youth

The third annual spring benefit for Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio. Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 13 hours 35 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Successful fundraiser to house homeless woman inspires campaign

Durango photographer Kyla Jenkinson raised enough money in three days on GoFundMe to house her homeless friend for three months. She launched the online campaign the day before Christmas Eve –...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council to decide on Montessori school relocation

In its first meeting with three newly elected members, the Cortez City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to approve a permit allowing a school to move into the Montezuma County Justice Building....

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department investigating homicide

The Durango Police Department is investigating a homicide on Plymouth Drive, according to a city news release. A 51-year-old man was found dead in his home April 13, the release said. A medical...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango students join national walkout on anniversary of Columbine shooting

Durango students put down their pencils and participated in a national walkout Friday morning to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton....

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News