Second defendant claims false removal from Montrose facility

Public defenders for a second defendant in two weeks in 22nd Judicial District Court have claimed their clients were wrongfully regressed from a facility in Montrose. Christopher A. Gonzales, 22,...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Livestock Association’s annual meeting is Saturday

Cattlemen and women are invited to the Cortez Elks Lodge on Saturday for the annual meeting of the Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association. The all-day event features politicians, music, dinner...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Furloughed Mesa Verde employees paid after delay

Thirty-five furloughed Mesa Verde National Park employees who had not been paid since the government shutdown ended have received their back pay, according to public information officer Cristy...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of attempting to strangle girlfriend

A Durango man is suspected of trying to strangle his girlfriend and threatening to kill her at a motel Tuesday before she escaped and called police. Louis Mitchell, 38, of Durango, was arrested on...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango unveils redesigned website

The city of Durango has updated its website to improve navigation and accessibility on mobile devices. CivicPlus, a New York-based municipal website design firm, awarded Durango a website makeover...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s I-70 reopens after rock slide

Interstate 70 in western Colorado is back open after a rock slide sent boulders the size of big SUVs tumbling down on part of the highway. State transportation officials opened both eastbound lanes...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-New Mexico athletic head charged with fraud, laundering

ALBUQUERQUE – Former University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs has been charged with fraud and money laundering. The attorney general’s office filed a criminal complaint Wednesday...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Acting Interior secretary to visit New Mexico oil region

HOBBS, N.M. – Federal officials say acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt plans to visit a city at the center of New Mexico’s oil country on Wednesday to promote energy development on public...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four mountain passes to close Thursday morning for avalanche blasting

The Colorado Department of Transportation is preparing to close mountain passes north and east of Durango to mitigate for avalanches in the high country. Wolf Creek Pass east of Durango and Coal...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three arrested in connection with stabbing, gunshot at Iron Horse Inn

Three people have been arrested in connection with a stabbing and gunshot that occurred earlier this year at the Iron Horse Inn in north Durango. Brandy Carl, 27, Ian Taylor, 26, and Christopher...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiva school’s plan for temporary locations moves forward

The Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of a conditional use permit that would allow the Children’s Kiva Montessori School to operate in two downtown buildings. Officials...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County reconsiders new septic regulations

Montezuma County Commissioners are reconsidering a new regulation they previously approved that prevents nonfunctioning septic systems. On Monday, the commissioners voted 3-0 to put a six-month...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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