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Mitsch Bush endorsed by teachers unions in race for U.S. Congress

Two teachers unions, the Colorado Education Association and the Colorado Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, have endorsed Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush in the race for the state’s 3rd...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Audit calls for improvements to Ignacio’s financial reporting

The town of Ignacio’s 2019 audit revealed both budgetary strengths and financial mishaps – errors town staff members vowed won’t happen again. The town ended 2019 in a strong financial position,...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Surgeries take toll on La Plata County Humane Society finances

The La Plata County Humane Society has spent thousands of dollars during the past couple of months on surgeries for dogs, so much so that it is worried about its ability to continue funding...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 hour 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mining company set to begin exploratory drilling in La Plata Canyon

A mining company is set to begin prospecting with exploratory drilling this fall in La Plata Canyon in the hopes of finding enough copper and other valuable metals to warrant a full-on operation....

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 hour 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Creative District offers free viewings of The Blacksmith Opera

The Mancos Creative District has partnered with Opera Lafayette, a professional opera company based in Washington, D.C., to bring the production “The Blacksmith Opera” to Mancos in October. Dress...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing woman struck by vehicle in Cortez

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning in Cortez on East Main Street at Sligo Street, according to the Cortez Police Department. Lt. Andy Brock said the woman was taken to Southwest...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 8 hours 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez couple receives archaeology award

Have you found pottery shards on your property? Ever wonder if that little hill in your backyard is an ancient ruin? Since 2008, the Hisatsinom Archaeological Survey Program has helped landowners...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train receives $2 million grant to replace bridge

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has received nearly $2 million from a federal rail safety program to help pay for the replacement of a bridge over the Animas River, just south of...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers pick apples for Southwest Colorado food banks

Colorado State University extension agents in the Montezuma, La Plata and Dolores counties organized volunteers to pick apples for local food banks on Wednesday and Thursday at the Southwestern...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 23 hours 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Enrollment drop could hurt funding for New Mexico schools

SANTA FE – Education advocates are urging New Mexico lawmakers to take action during the next legislative session to preserve school budgets amid a drop in enrollment attributed to the coronavirus...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. appeals court in Denver eyes American Samoa citizenship

DENVER – Whether people who live in territories controlled by the U.S. automatically become citizens under a constitutional amendment that secured citizenship for freed slaves was a major focus of...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three states added to New Mexico’s high-risk list

SANTA FE – Travelers arriving in or returning to New Mexico from Colorado, Oregon and Rhode Island will be required to quarantine for 14 days in a bid to manage the spread of the coronavirus. Gov....

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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