Durango man who drew swastika on construction project sentenced

A Durango man accused of drawing a swastika on a construction project at Three Springs subdivision this summer was sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation, 40 hours of community service and was...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez police seek help in identifying graffiti vandals

Cortez police request the public’s help to catch graffiti vandals in town. Suspects are being sought for recent graffiti that has caused thousands of dollars in property damage to local businesses,...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in armed robbery caught; another remains at large

One of two Durango men suspected of robbing and assaulting a person at gunpoint has been arrested, according to police. The Durango Police Department posted to its Facebook page Friday morning ...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango plans temporary fix for dangerous rapids at Whitewater Park

The city of Durango plans to get back into the Animas River this winter to fix human-made rapids at the Whitewater Park that drew criticism for posing too great a risk to boaters during high water...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council supports Colorado Water Plan

The city of Cortez has approved a resolution supporting the Colorado Water Plan – a grassroots effort to meet the growing need for water across the state. Back in 2013, former Gov. John...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Year’s fire near Oxford destroys home

A fire on New Year’s Day destroyed a mobile home near Oxford and displaced its sole occupant. No injuries were reported. Los Pinos Fire Protection District responded to the fire, in the 5000 block...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New device in New Mexico turns back clock on astronomy

SANTA FE – A newly forged steel instrument that can pinpoint the path of stars and planets across the night sky using the naked eye is a throwback to the years just before the advent of telescopes,...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Tipton challenger: Incumbent too media shy

Lauren Boebert, the pistol-packing owner of Shooters Grill in Rifle, is moving full-speed ahead with her primary challenge to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez – unperturbed by President...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who died in crash south of Cortez identified

The Colorado State Patrol has identified the man who died in a two-vehicle crash on U.S Highway 160/491 as Ernest R. Begay, 69, of Kayenta, Arizona. The head-on crash occurred Dec. 31 at mile...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Regional Medical welcomes first 2020 baby

FARMINGTON – One family rang in the new decade with a little joy of their own. Joy Warner was the first baby of the new year born at San Juan Regional Medical Center. Entering the world at 5:30...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sayler Roy Perales is Cortez’s first 2020 baby

Welcome to the world Sayler Roy Perales, the first baby born in 2020 at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez. Zhjade Perales, of Cortez, gave birth to Sayler at 5:16 a.m. New Year’s Day as a soft...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park looking for dark sky designation

Mesa Verde National Park may become an International Dark Sky Park in the coming year. The Mesa Verde Museum Association has been working on its application to receive the designation since 2015,...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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