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Mesa County fair to continue with bear act despite protests

GRAND JUNCTION – A western Colorado fair says it will continue with a scheduled performance featuring live grizzly bears despite protests from animal advocates. Mesa County Fair Board President...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups working to build homes for Native American veterans

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Building and donating homes to Native American veterans is what the South Carolina Air National Guard, U.S. Navy and Southwest Indian Foundation are all about this summer. The...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deadly mushroom found growing in Aurora lawn

AURORA – An amateur mushroom forager spotted a rare and deadly mushroom growing in someone’s lawn as he walked around his Aurora neighborhood. Lazarus Bell spotted a “destroying angel” mushroom...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Advocacy group’s new poll shows western voters value public lands

A new poll from an environmental advocacy organization suggests western voters feel strongly about preserving public lands. The Denver-based Center for Western Priorities’ poll, Winning the West,...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

One suspect in Cortez drug ring arrests pleads guilty

On Tuesday, Zekiel Biard became the first of five arrestees to enter a plea after a multi-agency investigation into a suspected Cortez drug trafficking ring. Biard, who has been out of jail on bond...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Fair returns July 27

The Montezuma County Fair returns July 27 with a few new events in addition to the traditional 4-H Club contests. An evening car race will kick off the weeklong fair at the Montezuma County...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 19 hours 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire forces early closure at Wetherill Mesa in Mesa Verde National Park

Wetherill Mesa, on the west side of Mesa Verde National Park, closed early Wednesday after a small wildfire. Cristy Brown, the park’s public information officer, said in a news release Wednesday...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

For one Durango couple, new concrete wall kept them safe from mudslides

As heavy rain caused flooding, rockslides and mudslides Tuesday night, Fran and John Reynolds felt a little more settled than they might otherwise have. The Reynolds live on U.S. Highway 550, about...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 21 hours 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores family honors five brothers who fought in World War II

About 100 relatives and friends of the Butler clan gathered at the family farm on Saturday to dedicate a memorial to five brothers who fought in World War II. Kathie Butler recently opened the...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 21 hours 39 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Floods cover roads, property and train tracks north of Durango

Floods and mudslides that emergency workers feared since rains started to hit the 416 Fire burn scar arrived Tuesday afternoon, with significant debris flows across U.S. Highway 550, railroad...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A year after fiscal deal, Colorado may owe taxpayer refunds

DENVER – In a stunning turn from this time a year ago, Colorado’s state coffers are suddenly so flush with cash that lawmakers may be required to send more than $200 million back to taxpayers over...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Potter, painter headed to Artisans of Mancos

The Artisans of Mancos will host artist Ann Sciba, whose pottery adds a new creative expression the group of artists. An opening reception for Sciba will be held as part of Mancos Days on Saturday,...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 21 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News