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Two cases of livestock virus confirmed in La Plata County

Two cases of the vesicular stomatitis virus, a disease that primarily affects livestock, have been confirmed in La Plata County, according to state health officials. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Insurance premiums may fall 30% for state health exchange customers

Residents in Southwest Colorado purchasing insurance off the state health care exchange next year could see the cost of their premiums fall an average of 30%. The state Division of Insurance...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Patch of Colorado 145 repaved at site of Memorial Rock

Crews on Tuesday completed paving a section of Colorado Highway 145 damaged by the fall of Memorial Rock and a larger boulder. They came tumbling down May 24, Memorial Day weekend about 10 miles...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Morning crash snarls traffic at Elmore’s Corner east of Durango

The morning commute took longer than usual for drivers east of Durango, where a two-vehicle crash led to significant delays around the Elmore’s Corner intersection. The crash occurred about 7:50...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Request approved to rezone Animas Valley property for higher density

La Plata County commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a request to rezone a property in the Animas Valley for a higher-density development. According to county records, Chris Hall and his...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 19 hours 58 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman arrested on suspicion of homicide west of Mancos

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman suspected in an alleged homicide west of Mancos two weeks ago. On July 4, a 60-year-old Arizona man was found dead at 7850 Road 37 west of...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 22 hours 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Town Board continues encroachment permit talks

The Mancos Town Board continued its discussions on encroachment permits and looked over a draft ordinance at its meeting last week. Encroachment permits are issued by the town to allow another...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 14 hours 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New park construction underway on north side of Mancos

Mancos will soon have a new park on the north side of town. The park will be in the Creekside subdivision at the northwest corner of Angel Way and North Willow Street. It includes a playground...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 15 hours 39 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Vigil in Cortez supports immigration detainees

About 100 locals turned out for a candlelight vigil at City Park in support of those held in detention facilities at the southern border. The Cortez Lights for Liberty vigil was one of hundreds ...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clothing and home goods shop opens in Cortez

A clothing and home goods shop has opened on East Main Street in Cortez and aims to offer shoppers more retail choice. The space formerly home to ImageNet Consulting was remodeled into a more open...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Settlement in Tri-State buyout case might not help La Plata Electric

A dispute between Delta-Montrose Electric Association and Tri-State Transmission and Generation, Southwest Colorado’s wholesale electricity supplier, is less likely to shed light on how to leave a...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM’s move to Grand Junction brings praise, questions

DENVER — The Trump administration’s plan to move the government’s largest land management office from Washington to Colorado evoked a mix of praise, criticism and questions on Tuesday. The Bureau...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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