Victim, person of interest ID’d in shooting at New Mexico line

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has named a person of interest in a shooting July 19 south of Durango that left a man fighting for his life. Authorities said they are waiting for the victim’s...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington woman flown to hospital after U.S. 160 crash

A Farmington woman whose car went off U.S. Highway 160, west of Durango, required helicopter transport Wednesday morning after suffering injuries that left her in critical condition. Colorado State...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Town Board talks lodgers tax, Visitor Center

The Mancos Town Board is requesting a joint meeting with Montezuma County commissioners to discuss distribution of lodgers tax revenue. The Montezuma County Lodgers Tax Committee recently announced...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Norwood designated as International Dark Sky Community

The Milky Way galaxy and star constellations shine especially bright in Norwood, and because of the limited light pollution, the town was designated in February as an International Dark Sky...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Days celebration takes over downtown

The annual Mancos Days celebration was filled with sun, love, and Beatles over this past weekend. This was the 60th anniversary for the event, which features three days of celebrations and...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill to boost renewable energy production gains bipartisan support

WASHINGTON – A bill aiming to increase renewable energy production on public lands is gaining broad support as it makes its way through the U.S. House. A bipartisan group of 24 lawmakers –...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public access to ruins-rich public land discussed

Bear and deer wander among piñon-juniper forests of the Mesa Verde escarpment, where ancestral homes, plazas and kivas of the Native American Puebloan culture remain undisturbed. But what will...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hospitals put Native Americans at opioid risk, audit says

FLAGSTAFF – U.S. government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing the...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New events featured at Escalante Days

A street dance party, cross-fit competition, salsa contest, and tug-of-war for charity were added to the Escalante Days and Nights, which will be held Aug. 9-10. The Dolores festival was expanded...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tight budget forces CDOT to prioritize highway projects in Southwest Colorado

After Colorado voters refused to increase sales taxes to fund transportation in November, the state is homing in on smaller priority road construction projects to address safety concerns. The...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smile kids, you’re on candid camera: Durango schools expanding video surveillance

When hundreds of students return to school next month, they can smile and wave: They’ll be on candid camera. Durango School District 9-R is spending $365,000 on video surveillance systems to...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A family held their relatives captive; a community set them free

Phyllis Adkins, 65, had known William and Leonida Sackett for six years before she met the people who would later become their victims. Like the Sacketts, Adkins owned a farm in Rocky Ford,...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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