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Whitewater boating continues on Lower Dolores River

There is still time to boat the Dolores River below McPhee Dam. A whitewater release might continue into early July while the last of the remaining snowpack comes off the high peaks. Managers are...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man hit by train in ‘serious’ condition; may face trespassing charges

A man hit Monday evening by a Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train was in “serious” condition Tuesday at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver. Police said Max Benally, 46, and another man were...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police identify man found dead in stairwell

Police on Tuesday released the identity of a man found dead in a stairwell last week on Main Avenue in downtown Durango. Ferlando James, 32, was found Friday morning in the stairwell of a business...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge refuses to toss Ignacio murder case

A Colorado senior judge overseeing a La Plata County homicide retrial denied a motion this week to dismiss the case based on what defense lawyers called “outrageous governmental conduct,” court...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff: Aztec mother brutally killed pets, forced kids to watch

ALBUQUERQUE – A woman beat and tortured at least some of her 15 children and forced them to watch as she brutally killed their pets, authorities said in New Mexico, the latest place where the woman...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plows try to reopen Colorado mountain road after summer snow

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK – A high-elevation road that traverses the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado is closed after a rare summer blizzard left ice and deep snowdrifts. Plows encountered...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body of woman who fell into swollen Rio Grande found

CREEDE – The body of a woman who fell into the Rio Grande in southern Colorado earlier this month has been found. The Mineral County Sheriff’s Office says the body of Roberta Sophia Rodriguez of...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What can be done about Durango’s Whitewater Park?

For the safety of boaters entering Durango’s Whitewater Park, it’s “imperative” the city fix two new features recently installed above the park, according to one of the project’s lead designers....

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Destination Imagination takes eighth in global finals

After traveling to Kansas City, Missouri, for the global finals, the Dolores Middle School Destination Imagination team took eighth place out of 73 teams in their division. Destination Imagination...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teen ump addresses fistfight at baseball game

LAKEWOOD – A 13-year-old umpire said his warning against both sides for using foul language prompted a fistfight between adults at a youth baseball game in suburban Denver. Josh Cordova tells...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health impact from smoke rises with more intense wildfires

BILLINGS, Mont. — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third judge tapped to oversee retrial in 2012 murder case

State judicial officials appointed a retired District Court judge from Denver to oversee a La Plata County murder trial – a case that went to trial in 2014 but was reversed late last year after an...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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