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Hospitals put Native Americans at opioid risk, audit says

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – U.S. government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two motorcyclists rescued after overnight search

La Plata County Search and Rescue members spent 11 hours Sunday night and Monday morning rescuing two motorcyclists who became stranded on the Hermosa Creek Trail north of Durango. The two...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 57 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Author, nonprofit founder shares the wisdom of weeds

Katrina Blair loves all plants equally, a passion that led her to write a book, start a nonprofit and teach internationally about edible and medicinal weeds. She was 11 when she discovered her love...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boaters and biologists happy with big water on Dolores River

More water flowed from McPhee Reservoir into the Dolores River than expected this summer – a blessing for fish, farmers, boaters and the entire river corridor. McPhee Reservoir started 2019 with...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s Office investigating Friday night shooting

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Friday night shooting of a 49-year-old man in the 8000 block of U.S. Highway 550, about eight miles north of the New Mexico line. Sgt. Steve...

DATE: July 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Girl found dead after apparent ATV crash near Lemon Reservoir

Emergency services found a local 16-year-old girl dead Friday about 4½ miles up a bumpy Forest Service road high above Lemon Reservoir, La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Saturday. It took...

DATE: July 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 20 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores teen gets help on wings of an AeroAngel

Friday morning, a Pilatus PC-12 plane lifted off from Cortez Municipal Airport, carrying 15-year-old Nick Lester to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego for cancer treatment. The Dolores teenager...

DATE: July 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 20 hours 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bible shortage? Publishers say tariffs could cause it

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Religious publishers say President Donald Trump’s most recent proposed tariffs on Chinese imports could result in a Bible shortage. That’s because millions of Bibles – some...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield family mourns son who died of ‘broken heart’

BAYFIELD – Chloe Wiebe walked around her son’s apartment. In the main room, the furniture was sparse and the door hung open on an empty, recently cleaned refrigerator. In his bedroom, rows of...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Panthers Stadium lights up to show off upgrades

Upgrades to Panthers Stadium are nearing completion just in time for the new school year. On Wednesday night, a handful of school and district officials gathered at the field by the middle school...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunnyside Gold may face fines, litigation for refusing EPA work order

Sunnyside Gold Corp. may face fines and possible litigation for its refusal to carry out work in the Superfund site of mines around Silverton. The Environmental Protection Agency said this week ...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 19 hours 52 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield debates priorities for downtown development

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield business community is at a crossroads: The town is ripe for more business development, but residents also want to maintain the economic viability and community charm that...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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