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Colorado board revokes dragging-death inmate’s early release

COLORADO SPRINGS – A Colorado prison alternatives board has revoked an early release decision to a woman serving 20 years in prison in the death of a tow truck driver dragged by her vehicle. The...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire starts in HD Mountains, southeast of Bayfield

Air tankers, helicopters and ground crews responded Tuesday to a wildfire in the southern HD Mountains, southeast of Bayfield. The Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center posted to social media...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police seek balance relying on technology, good old-fashioned policing

The duties of law enforcement haven’t changed much throughout the centuries – protect and serve by stifling crime and fostering a sense of safety. But the means of achieving and maintaining safe...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango names acting finance director amid investigation

The city of Durango has named an acting finance director to replace Julie Brown who resigned last week amid an investigation into an alleged misappropriation of public funds. Devon Schmidt, the...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talking death over tea and cakes

Death Cafes have swept the world as a way to tackle a taboo subject head-on – and Mancos has joined in the movement. Every third Thursday of the month, a handful of conversation-minded residents...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found northwest of Durango was stillborn infant

Authorities said Tuesday a body found last weekend northwest of Durango was that of a stillborn infant. In a news release, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said the body of the female infant...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Day of the Dead celebrated at Mancos church

Rosa Sabido and the Mancos United Methodist Church will host a Day of the Dead celebration on Saturday, Nov. 2. Day of the Dead – or Día de los Muertos – is a Mexican holiday that honors deceased...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman competes to be Maxim cover girl

Amanda Cristine Guffey – daughter of the family for which Lemon Dam is named – has passed seven rounds of voting in a competition to become Maxim Magazine ’s next cover girl. It’s a yearly...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington hopes to offer commercial flights by summer 2020

FARMINGTON – The last commercial flight to service the Four Corners Regional Airport was in 2017, leaving residents of northwest New Mexico with two options: to drive an hour to the Durango-La...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposal in owl case allows for cutting of U.S. Capitol tree

ALBUQUERQUE – It will be up to a federal judge whether to sign off on a proposed order that would clear the way for a tree to be cut and displayed outside the U.S. Capitol building over the...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Passenger killed in New Mexico crash identified as Colorado man

The Associated Press SANTA FE – A passenger killed in a Sept. 26 plane crash in northern New Mexico has been identified as Eric Page, 29, of Littleton, Colorado. He was identified by state Office...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

University of New Mexico dean proposes free medical school

ALBUQUERQUE — A University of New Mexico dean has announced plans to ask the state to fund full-ride scholarships to medical students who commit to practicing within the state. The Albuquerque...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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