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Wood stove blamed in early morning Cortez fire

A house fire in Cortez early Tuesday morning was attributed to an improperly vented wood-burning stove. Cortez Police Lt. Andy Brock said two people were in the home, on North Edith Street, when...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos town marshal resigns, purchases Mesa Verde Motorsports

Jason Spruell has retired from his position as the Mancos town marshal, effective Friday, Nov. 9. He recently purchased Mesa Verde Motorsports, a business that his grandparents started under the...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners approve new gravel pit near Bondad

La Plata County commissioners approved a new gravel mine south of Durango near Bondad on Tuesday. Since 2014, Crossfire Aggregate Services , under an agreement with the Bonds family, have...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zinke ‘100 percent confident’ he’ll be cleared in probes

BILLINGS, Mont. – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke declared Monday he’s “100 percent confident” no wrongdoing will be found in pending ethics investigations that have stirred speculation he could...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Artistic tribute to 416 Fire cub donated to Durango Welcome Center

A wooden tribute to the female bear cub rescued from the 416 Fire has moved into the Durango Welcome Center. Alpine Bank donated a bench depicting the beloved cub and Smokey Bear to the center...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado transportation funding faces winding road ahead

Colorado’s dance over dollars for transportation didn’t end on Election Day, when voters crushed two ballot questions that could have put billions into roads. Voters, by roughly 20-point margins,...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Neighbors concerned with proposed preschool south of Mancos

A Montezuma County woman who hopes to open a preschool on her rural property south of Mancos was faced with concerns from her neighbors Thursday night at a Montezuma County Planning and Zoning...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

19th annual Ski and Sport Swap offers cheap equipment for families

Avid skiers have found deals on new and used equipment at the Dolores Ski and Sport Swap for nearly two decades. That tradition continued on Saturday at the Dolores Community Center. Event founder...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado seat belt use increases to 86 percent

According to a new survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation, seat belt use in Colorado increased by 2.5 percent points in 2018 after three years of decline. CDOT’s 2018 State of Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter market at Four Seasons enters its sixth year

Three years ago, Vic Vanik was begging vendors to come to the winter market. Now in its sixth year, the winter market at Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery boasts 30 permanent merchants and a...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez observes Veterans Day with services, parade

One day after the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Americans observed Veterans Day on Monday with parades and celebrations in honor of those who served in the U.S. military. In Cortez,...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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