Montezuma County sees early rise in unemployment fraud

Montezuma County residents are reporting an unusually high number of instances of unemployment fraud in the first few weeks of 2021, with 10 reports being filed to the Sheriff’s Office so far,...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez and Montezuma County partner on fiber optic for South Broadway

The city of Cortez and Montezuma County will each contribute a matching $300,000 in a joint project to construct fiber optic cable from Fifth Street on South Broadway down to County Road G and U.S....

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm dumps 10 inches in Durango, more expected this week

At long last, Durango received its first significant snowfall in nearly three weeks – a boon to local ski resorts and a region in prolonged drought, but a wrench in Tuesday morning’s commute. The...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health emphasizes limited availability of COVID-19 vaccine

The supply of COVID-19 vaccine is currently limited, with the state of Colorado receiving about 70,000 doses of vaccine each week for a population of 5.8 million residents. Distribution issues...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators piecing together timeline of 5-year-old’s drowning

Investigators this week continued to try to piece together the events that led to a 5-year-old boy drowning Sunday at Durango Hot Springs. “These cases are emotionally driven,” said La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can NASA satellites help monitor snowpack across the American Southwest?

SILVERTON – Understanding how much snowpack lies in the mountains of the American Southwest is critical for communities in the region, and an unsung project led by NASA may bring the next great...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

When it comes to COVID-19, Hinsdale County sits alone at Level Blue

Looking at a current map of Colorado with each county color-coded with its COVID-19 dial level, the state is a sea of orange (with a few shoals of yellow in Gunnison, Saguache and Jackson counties...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Brennan Oil Co. switches gasoline supplier

Durango’s venerable gasoline provider Brennan Oil has changed fuel-supplier contracts going to Marathon Petroleum Corp. from Exxon Mobil Corp. New Marathon signs are already on gas pumps, and Kevin...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet expresses support for two Biden Cabinet picks

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet participated in confirmation hearings for two of President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees Tuesday, delving into issues of childhood poverty and intelligence security...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jailed Cowboys for Trump leader urged to quit county office

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – A New Mexico county official who runs the group Cowboys for Trump and was arrested in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol is facing calls to resign. Otero County...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo nation reports 65 new COVID-19 cases, three more deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Officials on the Navajo Nation reported 65 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths. The latest figures released late Monday bring the total reported coronavirus cases on the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribal leaders blast congressman opposed to Biden nomination

DULUTH, Minn. – A group of Native American tribes in a Minnesota congressman’s district is rebuking him for his attempts to derail President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for Interior secretary. If...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 hour 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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