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BLM ranger assists in Cortez-area chase

A BLM ranger assigned to the Tres Rios Field Office responded Nov. 22 to a Colorado State Patrol call for assistance in the pursuit of two suspected car thieves. According to the Durango Police...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango shows support for Colorado’s proposed methane rules

Durango residents showed up in force Wednesday to support Colorado’s effort to improve air quality and reduce methane emissions from oil and gas facilities. More than 100 people attended a public...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 12 hours 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow on radar for this weekend in Southwest Colorado

Expect some snow this weekend in Southwest Colorado. According to the National Weather Service, a storm is moving into the region beginning Thursday, bringing with it the chance for snow until...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Final defendant sentenced in large-scale animal abuse case

A La Plata County man accused of mistreating more than 100 animals has been barred by court order from owning another animal for three years. Law enforcement accused Jeffery Jackson of 115 counts...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 12 hours 45 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio woman gets prison for fatal DUI

An Ignacio mother who killed someone while driving drunk – a dangerous crime that prosecutors said the woman “did not care” about – was sentenced this week to 14 years in prison. Twyla Casados, 34,...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 12 hours 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute man sentenced to 23 years for two violent crimes

Wambli Mills, 23, of Towaoc, has been sentenced in U.S. District Court to more than 23 years in federal prison after being convicted of sexual assault and pleading guilty to assaulting a police...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez reaches settlement in Make My Day case

The city of Cortez has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a family who sued the city and several police officers over the arrest of Shane French at his home in 2014. The cash...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 17 hours 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

57-year-old man found dead south of Durango

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspected suicide after finding a body Monday evening south of Durango with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. A passerby reported a...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man sentenced for drive-by shooting

An Ignacio man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in connection with a drive-by shooting last summer on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Antonio Castro, 24, was driving a gold-colored van...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 15 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Opera steering committee to meet

Musical theater lovers are invited to join a steering committee to help plan the comic opera coming to Mancos this spring. Originally a French opera from the 1700s, “The Blacksmith ” is being...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parade of Lights organizers grateful to community

The 4 Corners Board of Realtors would like to thank participants of this year’s Parade of Lights. The theme was ‘Salute to Hometown Heroes,’ and Grand Marshals were the American Legion, VFW and...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board talks track use, mill levy, more

The Mancos school board held its last meeting of 2019 on Monday, wrapping up the year with talks on the new district facilities, project-based learning initiatives, and more. It also marked the...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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