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Man charged with arson in Colorado wildfire to stand trial

DENVER – A Denmark native will stand trial for 141 counts of arson for the homes and buildings destroyed in the third-largest wildfire recorded in Colorado, a judge ruled Friday. Senior Judge...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Travel center part of Navajo plan to develop I-40 corridor

LEUPP, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation is bringing student interns on board as it develops and builds a travel center at the tribe’s casino east of Flagstaff. As many as 20 Navajo college students will...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plane makes emergency landing during training exercise

A pilot and student practicing a simulated engine failure Wednesday didn’t have to wait long to put those skills to use when the plane’s engine failed to restart during the training exercise....

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Congress considers more leases of historic buildings in national parks

WASHINGTON – A congressional committee on Monday discussed possibilities for a new approach to reducing the nearly $12 billion maintenance backlog in national parks that has touched Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sanctuary Caravan heads to Mancos to demand immigration policies

Immigrants, advocates, faith leaders and allies plan a 643-mile Sanctuary Caravan across Colorado, with stops Monday in Durango and Mancos to demand changes in immigration policy that would allow...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

CMS band seeks musical instrument donations

The Cortez Middle School band is “bursting at the seams” and is looking for donors to help equip the 70 sixth-graders enrolled in Beginning Band. CMS band director Andrew Campo said a third of the...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM artist-in-residence plans Canyons of the Ancients presentation

Artist-in-residence Lanny Wagner will give a presentation on night photography at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5, at Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184 in Dolores....

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bluff Arts Festival features ‘Taste of Bluff,’ expanded entertainment

The annual Bluff Arts Festival returns Oct. 19-21 with new “Taste of Bluff” and expanded entertainment options as well as favorites such as hands-on workshops, an artist market and storytelling....

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fall colors arrive early in Southwest Colorado

The mountains can be a beautiful place to see the reds, oranges and yellows light up the hillsides every autumn, but only if you catch them in time. And if it seems like fall colors have arrived a...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores volleyball team looks stout against league competition

During matches against two San Juan Basin League opponents over the past week, the Dolores High School volleyball team played impressively and walked away with two convincing victories. The first...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Citizen scientists enlisted to research monarch butterfly mystery

There’s a mystery surrounding the embattled monarch butterfly’s ways in Southwest Colorado, and researchers across the country are asking residents here to help solve it. Each fall, millions of...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull Draw Fire north of Nucla grows to 32,645 acres

The Bull Draw Fire northwest of Nucla continued to grow this week, reaching 32,645 acres on Wednesday and forcing additional road closures and a stepped-up firefighting effort. On Sunday, the Grand...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News