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Federal public land offices reopen in Dolores

On Monday, the Dolores Public Lands Office and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum have reopened. Since Dec. 22, when the partial federal shutdown began, about 50...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman rescued near Purgatory

A 50-year-old woman from Oklahoma was with members of La Plata County Search and Rescue on the Purgatory Flats Trail at 8:20 p.m. Monday after she became lost while snowshoeing at the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

One tribal nation could decide the fate of Arizona’s drought plan

In Arizona, the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan now hinges on the approval of tribal nations. The plan is meant to levy water cuts to seven Western states, preventing the river and its...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State looks to expand opioid treatment centers, but not in Southwest Colorado

Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia, D-Pueblo, wants to expand a network of centers dedicated to treating opioid addiction in southern Colorado as the state’s overdose deaths have risen to an...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

After the overdose: A family’s journey into grief and guilt

LA QUINTA, Calif. – There is nothing left to do, no more frantic phone calls to make, no begging or fighting that can fix this because the worst thing that could happen already has, so Doug Biggers...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield girl loses fight against brain cancer

Jolean Scott, a Bayfield girl diagnosed in August with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, died Monday with her family at her side. Jolean is remembered as an active, lively girl who zoomed around...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickup hits SUV on Main Street in Cortez

A little after 5 p.m. Monday, firefighters responded to a two-vehicle crash on an intersection along East Main Street. According to Scott Heidergott, an engineer with the Cortez Fire Protection...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos FoodShare hosts six-week cooking class

Mancos FoodShare is hosting a free six-week cooking course which kicks off next Monday. The course is aimed at parents and child caregivers, and at each class session, participants will prepare a...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Government shutdown exposes domestic violence funding woes

The country’s longest shutdown highlighted funding insecurities and strains for many domestic violence prevention organizations, at the state and local level, reliant on federal grants. The...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Citizens group for Superfund site to meet Thursday for first time

With most members set, a citizens group that aims to provide input on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund site of mining areas around Silverton will meet for the first time Thursday. In...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western states near deadline for Colorado River drought plan

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Western states are watching with interest as Arizona comes up against a deadline to approve a plan to ensure a key reservoir doesn’t become unusable for the farmers, cities,...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Revenue from oil boom could be used for New Mexico roads

SANTA FE – A sizable portion of New Mexico’s projected budget surplus would be funneled to road projects under proposals by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and a key legislative committee. The state is...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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