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Marijuana researchers struggle to keep up with rapidly growing industry

WASHINGTON – Marijuana and CBD dispensaries line the main avenues of Durango and Cortez, reflecting a growing agricultural and retail industry in Southwest Colorado. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos open house next Wednesday

Project-based learning will take center stage at the Mancos schools’ open house next week. The school district’s annual open house will happen Wednesday night in the Mancos Elementary School, and...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After announcing plans to nix coal, Tri-State says it will invest in solar, wind

Tri-State Generation and Transmission, the power supplier for Southwest Colorado, announced Wednesday it plans to build solar arrays in the region as part of a larger plan to replace coal-fired...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 23 hours 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Land use code actions might pause

The Cortez City Council is looking at pausing land use code actions after facing opposition to the update. The code update was set for a second reading and potential approval at the Jan. 28...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public defender re-appointed to Mark Redwine murder case

The defense team for Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his son, Dylan, grew this week after a Colorado judge allowed an attorney to re-enter the case after the dismissal of a...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 23 hours 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pardoned by Polis: Mother benefits from wake-up call

As Jamie Matthews sat in a prison yard, reflecting on how her life had gotten so out of control, something clicked. “I had this moment where I looked around and said, ‘What the hell am I doing...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in DUI, indecency case allegedly left signature in Durango theater

A Bayfield man was arrested Friday after allegedly urinating the first initial of his name on a wall in a movie theater at Allen Theatres’ Durango Stadium 9. Around 11 p.m. Friday, the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

PHOTO: A healthy snowpack

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

McElmo Canyon farmers form new ditch company

To improve irrigation, landowners in southern Montezuma County recently formed the McElmo Reservoir and Ditch Company. The newly formed organization plans to improve water supply to farmers and...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado firefighters head to Australia

As wildfires rage in Australia, firefighters from Southwest Colorado are stepping up to help. Since fire season began in Australia in late July, the country has been ravaged by the worst wildfires...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four seats open for Mancos Town Board

In this year’s municipal election, four open seats on the Mancos Town Board will be contested. The election will happen April 7, and interested candidates have until Jan. 27 to circulate petitions...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big ideas Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitched for 2020

From mental health to teacher pay, Colorado’s leaders are exploring innovative ideas to tackle the state’s biggest challenges. Gov. Jared Polis and four state lawmakers pitched their ideas Tuesday...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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