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BP fined for 3 spills in La Plata County, will pay $12.5M to fix pipelines

BP America Production Co. has been fined $68,000 for three spills in La Plata County and will pay an estimated $12.5 million to fix pipeline issues in Southwest Colorado. The spills, according to...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River Festival brings in nine acts on June 1

The Dolores River Festival, featuring nine bands and two stages, will take place June 1 at Joe Rowell Park. Admission is $25. Local and national acts will perform, with a mix of world rhythms,...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yes, May snow in Cortez is rare

How wacky is this spring’s weather? It depends on what you measure. At least by some measures, it’s off-the-charts loony, but by others, it’s a fairly conventional season. Cortez weather watcher...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

PCC Southwest awards 123 degrees and certificates

Pueblo Community College Southwest kicked off the local graduation season on May 11 by awarding 123 degrees and certificates in a ceremony at Montezuma-Cortez High School. The college’s president,...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can greater focus on culture improve graduation rates among Native Americans?

Gail Tahhahwah moved to Durango from Oklahoma two years ago and began looking for ways for her family to become involved with the Native American community. Tahhahwah, who is Comanche, Kiowa and...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Artisans of Mancos celebrates new artists

Artisans of Mancos celebrated the start of Mancos Grand Summer Nights with a reception for two new artists joining the cooperative. Alex Bond is a blacksmith and wood turner who uses nature as...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual assault case declared mistrial

A 12-person jury could not reach a unanimous decision this week in a sexual assault trial, the latest twist in a gang rape case that also resulted in an overturned conviction. Six men and six women...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez commencement moved to Friday morning

Because rain has been forecast for Thursday night, the Montezuma-Cortez High School graduation ceremony has been moved to Friday morning. A Friday commencement was the “contingency plan,” according...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Details emerge in shooting death near Ignacio

A Cortez man who police say killed his Ignacio marijuana dealer earlier this month may have been trying to leave the area for good before he was arrested at a Starbucks in Durango earlier this...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear with pizza craving breaks into car near Vallecito

A bear that broke into a car early Tuesday near Vallecito Reservoir had a craving for pizza, but the bruin lumbered away with an empty stomach. “There wasn’t any food in the car,” said Abigail...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s new safety-minded oil and gas agency gets to work

DENVER – The new-look Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will hold its inaugural meeting on Tuesday as it begins rewriting state rules to emphasize public safety and the environment...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Angler adds to record-breaking run at Mancos reservoir

Local angler Kelly Joe Hall has hauled in another world-record fish – a walleye from Puett Reservoir. The 3-pound, 13-ounce walleye caught April 15 is the women’s record-holder for the 6-pound line...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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