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Conservatives and advocates for voting access see room for changes

Colorado’s voting system performed without major flaws this year, but voting advocates are wondering how to improve it and critics suggest a recent constitutional change makes it ripe for legal...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County keeps its distance this Thanksgiving

The days leading up to Thanksgiving included the annual flurry of shopping as Durango prepared for the traditional meal. But on Thanksgiving Day, the city was quiet. Americans agonized over how to...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family identifies man shot south of Durango

A La Plata County man who was shot and killed Tuesday south of Durango was identified Wednesday as George Sands. Sands was homeless and worked for a family in exchange for meals and a place to...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mysterious shiny monolith found in otherworldly Utah desert

SALT LAKE CITY – Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah’s red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state. The smooth, tall structure was...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mesa Reservoir inches closer to improvement project

Attempts to save a small reservoir in a remote part of Southwest Colorado inched closer to completion after a bid recently went out calling for a final design to improve the existing dam structure....

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Thanksgiving a to-go affair in Cortez

Hosting a takeout Thanksgiving meal for the community is the new main course in these pandemic times. To avoid a large gathering that could spread COVID-19, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 19 hours 40 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Candlelight vigil held for health care workers in Cortez

A heartfelt candlelight vigil was held at Southwest Memorial Hospital Wednesday to show gratitude for local health care workers on the frontlines of the pandemic. About 30 people attended the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona stops some transfers of patients from other states

PHOENIX — With Arizona hospitals admitting increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients, the Department of Health Service has suspended some transfers of patients from other states, officials said...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Tuskegee Airman Frank Mason dies at 97

COLORADO SPRINGS – One of only two original, remaining Tuskegee Airmen in Colorado has died. Frank Macon died Sunday night at his home in Colorado Springs. He was 97. Air Force Col. Mark Dickerson,...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

121 cases, seven deaths added to COVID-19 tallies for Navajo Nation

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation has reported an additional 121 known COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths, increasing its totals to 15,374 cases and 638 deaths. The number of infections is...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reward offered in fire that killed 5, including 2 children

DENVER – A $50,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrests of people responsible for setting a house fire in Denver that killed five recent immigrants, including two...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Masks up! Colorado ski resorts move ahead as counties restrict access

VAIL — The lift operator in the maze at Vail Village’s Gondola One tilts his head back and hollers: “Masks up please!” There are no unmasked skiers in the line, but maybe some masks have slipped...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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