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New Mexico governor wants longer Census count if Biden wins

SANTA FE – Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said states may push for a special U.S. Census enrollment period next year if President Donald Trump leaves the White House. The comments came at a...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New county museum undergoes renovations

Remodeling work has begun on the new Montezuma Heritage Museum in Cortez. Kimble Construction and Silver Creek Builders were the successful bidders for the $314,000 project, said Ann Brown, board...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New judge appointed for Dolores County

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has announced the appointment of Anthony N. Baca to the Dolores County Court in the 22nd Judicial District. Upon acceptance of the appointment, he will replace the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

VIDEO: Mountain lion swims across McPhee Reservoir

A mountain lion was seen on video swimming across McPhee Reservoir last weekend in Southwest Colorado, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. CPW posted a video of the lion swimming across the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police looking for suspects who racked up more than $1,200 in fraudulent charges

The Durango Police Department is looking for two men suspected of stealing a wallet from an unlocked car and then making more than $1,200 in fraudulent charges at chain stores in Durango and...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘It’s a fantastic view of it all’; fire tower turns 50

DOLORES – Various birds zip and dive around the Benchmark Lookout fire tower as Rick Freimuth scans the horizon with binoculars for any sign of wildfire smoke. His panoramic view encompasses the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver police investigate baton assault of protester

DENVER – Denver police are investigating an allegation that an officer sexually assaulted a protester with a baton while taking him into custody in July. After police tackled Michael Jacobs at a...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s coronavirus surge isn’t limited to college students

Colorado’s top epidemiologist on Tuesday issued another warning about rising coronavirus cases in the state, saying the surge isn’t limited to just college students and that the spike has become...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 37 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado workers ordered to take unpaid furlough amid shortfall

Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday that he will order most of Colorado’s 30,000 government employees to take an unpaid furlough to help address the state’s budget crunch. The move — expected to be...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 37 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans turn out in droves for annual hazardous waste drop-off

This year’s hazardous waste day proved to be so popular, it left residents calling for more. More than 700 cars lined up to enter the La Plata County Fairgrounds on Saturday, ready to dump their...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fall colors arrive in Southwest Colorado

Fall colors should peak during the next two weeks, making weekend drives prime times to catch autumn’s show. Esther Godson, spokeswoman for the San Juan National Forest, said, “From our employees...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 hour 10 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango parking meters set to be replaced by end of 2020

By the end of 2020, all of the parking meters in the city of Durango will accept credit cards. Last week, city councilors unanimously approved spending almost $240,000 from the Transportation...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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