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Sex ed bill clears House after emotional debate

The Colorado House gave initial approval to a bill Friday that would expand state requirements for sexual education in schools after hours of angry, tearful speeches and relentless opposition from...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unlimited Learning Center offers CDL training

The Unlimited Learning Center in Cortez has begun offering a commercial driving license course for Class A and B licenses. The next 8-week course begins March 11 on the ULC campus, at 640 E. Second...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

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DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Firefighters called to pot shop as bagel goes up in smoke

A team of Cortez firefighters responded Friday afternoon to an overcooked bagel at marijuana dispensary Durango Organics. Responding to a report of a fire alarm, three Cortez Fire Protection...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents dig out, but more snow is on the way

One of the biggest snowstorms to hit Southwest Colorado this year caused a bit of chaos Friday, and it doesn’t appear winter is about to loosen its grip. Heavy snowfall started Thursday night and...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man and dog rescued after falling through ice in Cortez

A man and his dog were rescued Friday afternoon after falling through the ice on Totten Lake. Crews from the Cortez Fire Protection District responded to a 911 call at 2:30 p.m. and were the first...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Semitrailer driver cited in Pleasant View collision

The driver of a semitrailer was cited Friday morning after a collision with a water truck at County Road BB and U.S. Highway 491 south of Pleasant View. No injuries were reported, and the highway...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescue mission underway for two backcountry skiers on Coal Bank Pass

A rescue mission is underway for two backcountry skiers who spent the night outdoors after being caught in Thursday’s storm near Coal Bank Pass. Ron Corkish, with La Plata County Search and Rescue,...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reward for info in 2014 Navajo Nation killing raised to $10K

ALBUQUERQUE – The FBI is raising its reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a 2014 killing on the Navajo Nation. The reward for information...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado governor denounces Trump’s emergency declaration

DENVER – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has denounced Donald Trump’s decision Friday to declare a national emergency so the president can find funds to build a southern border wall. The Democratic...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

K-9 Betty shows off on her 2nd birthday

If only all of us had Betty’s mentality: For her, a day at work as the canine half of Durango Police Department’s K-9 unit is all play. While Betty has had months of training to detect illicit...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

How a place once ‘valueless’ became grand

Few sights are as instantly recognizable, and few sites speak more fully to American nationalism. Standing on the South Rim in 1903, President Teddy Roosevelt proclaimed it “one of the great sights...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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