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Denver officials propose increasing minimum wage

DENVER – Denver city officials have announced a new proposal that would increase the city’s minimum wage. The Denver Post reported Thursday that the measure by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Colorado leads in religious discrimination complaints

COLORADO SPRINGS – A U.S. human resources company has reported Colorado leads the nation in complaints based on religious discrimination. The Gazette reported Tuesday that for every 100,000...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Quick action saves La Plata County staffer’s life

It was a difference of 10 minutes between life and death for Brian Gretz. Gretz, who works as a systems coordinator for La Plata County’s IT department, started his day on Sept. 4 like any other:...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Canyon to be explored for mining potential

Years past their heyday, the mountains of La Plata Canyon will be reexamined for their mining potential. Canadian-based Metallic Minerals Corp. has entered an agreement with two private vendors to...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The man who killed Colorado’s last grizzly bear

Forty years ago, Ed Wiseman killed the last known grizzly bear in Colorado. “It still amazes me the attack fascinates people,” Wiseman told The Durango Herald in an interview over the phone from...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Repeal of federal water rule brings comfort to agricultural communities

Lawmakers, ranchers and agriculturalists are lauding last week’s decision by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to repeal the 2015 Waters of the United States rule....

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River suffered 80% die-off after 416 Fire ash flows

Colorado wildlife officials have confirmed the fish population in the Animas River has been severely depleted by flooding and debris flows from the 416 Fire burn scar. The 416 Fire in 2018 scorched...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickleball tournament in Durango draws devotees

Pickleball devotees like to point out it’s one of the fastest growing sports in the country, something you could believe this weekend when some 70 players from the region descended on Durango to...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farm Bureau, state officials share concerns about youth involvement at 100th anniversary

Southern Ute Reservation – Farmers, ranchers and Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg said younger generations face big barriers in joining Colorado’s agriculture industry at the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Saving the planet from disposable diapers

Susan Atkinson describes herself as a climate activist – she’s had letters warning about the dangers of climate change published in USA Today and newspapers in 11 states. But she was frustrated by...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

With hiking, fishing and biking, there are plenty of reasons to Missoula, Montana

My boyfriend works for a software company based in Missoula, in northwestern Montana. I tag along on his work trips as often as possible, and on every trip its relative dearth of tourists perplexes...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board talks election, facilities

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 is gearing up for election season and settling the dust after a summer of construction. At its latest regular meeting Sept. 17, the Cortez school board...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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