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Yucca House National Monument moves closer to acquiring 160-acre parcel

WASHINGTON – Yucca House National Monument southwest of Cortez inched closer to growing six times larger this week after the deputy director of U.S. National Parks testified in the U.S. Senate in...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman in animal cruelty case pleads guilty, faces probation

A La Plata County woman originally charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty pleaded guilty Thursday to only five counts of animal cruelty, and faces a sentence of two to five years’...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fiesta’s Luxury Loungers a hit at Cortez theater

The movie experience just got a lot more comfortable at the Fiesta theater in Cortez. Plush, reclining seating with snack trays were installed at the twin cinema, along with improved lighting, new...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual MORP sale draws ‘big fans of heritage apples’

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project held its annual heritage tree sale and fundraiser on June 15. Locals and heritage apple enthusiasts turned out to the MORP nursery along McElmo Canyon on a...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Abortion fight likely to heat up in Colorado

The fight over abortion rights could heat up in coming years in Colorado as anti-abortion activists plan a state ballot question to limit late-term abortions amid a recent wave of abortion...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man charged with first-degree murder

Prosecutors charged a Cortez man this week with first-degree murder, accusing him of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his Ignacio drug dealer. Robert Dean Rose, 50, also known as Dean...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman receives probation for stabbing

A Durango woman who pleaded guilty earlier this year to stabbing another woman in the neck in 2017 was sentenced Friday to four years’ probation. Ashleigh Noland, 31, appeared before District Court...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man who led police on 20-minute chase avoids jail time

A Cortez man who pleaded guilty to leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase north of Durango was sentenced Friday to three years in community corrections. Tyler Smith, 24, pleaded guilty in...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead in stairwell in downtown Durango

A 32-year-old man was found dead Friday in a stairwell outside a business in downtown Durango, according to Durango Police. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said a report came in about 8:30 a.m. that a man was dead...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Department of Transportation schedules busy work season

Some $85 million will be spent on highway construction and traffic-improvement projects in south-central and Southwest Colorado this summer. The 30 projects, in 16 counties in Colorado Department...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is banding together the answer to lowering health costs?

Ballooning health care prices in Southwest Colorado have outpaced other areas of the state for years. Now, an effort led by Local First is working to bring down health insurance costs across La...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer arrives with snow forecast for Colorado mountains

It’s the first day of summer, and snow – yes, snow – is in the forecast for this weekend in the high country of the San Juan Mountains. Erin Walter, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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