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Sweeps of homeless camps run counter to COVID health recommendations

DENVER – Melody Lewis lives like a nomad in the heart of downtown. Poking her head out of her green tent on a recent June day, the 57-year-old pointed a few blocks away to the place where city...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road work causes delays on U.S. Highway 550’s Molas Pass

Drivers should expect delays when traveling over Molas Pass on U.S. Highway 550 between Durango and Silverton for the next three days. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. nuclear lab investigates breach at plutonium facility

ALBUQUERQUE – Officials at one of the nation’s premier nuclear labs are investigating the potential exposure of employees to plutonium. Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed Monday that 15...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual Mancos Melt rescheduled for this weekend

After being canceled this past March because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Mancos Melt has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 11. While the event may not be the traditional rite of springtime...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA will temporarily plug ‘bad boy’ mine near Silverton

The Environmental Protection Agency will temporarily close a bulkhead at one of the worst polluting mines near Silverton as an experiment to better understand hydrology in the region. Bulkheads are...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Supreme Court says Colorado ‘rogue elector’ broke rules

In an 8-0 decision released Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Colorado’s law banning “faithless electors” would be upheld. One of the cases ruled on in the decision, Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico schools opening comes amid nurse shortage

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The hybrid reopening of New Mexico public schools will come amid a statewide nursing shortage, adding to the anxiety of parents and teachers. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado protesters detained in protest over Columbus statue

PUEBLO – Colorado police arrested a man for allegedly attempting to incite a riot at a demonstration calling for the removal of a statue of Christopher Columbus. The event Sunday marked the third...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Troubled New Mexico city to replace police chief

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of a troubled New Mexico city has fired its police chief but will keep him until a replacement is named. The Las Vegas Optic reports Las Vegas, New Mexico, Mayor...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

4 charged in man’s kidnapping, shooting death in the Sandias

ALBUQUERQUE – Four people have been charged with the kidnapping and shooting death of an 18-year-old man in the Sandia Mountains. The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that 22-year-old Julio...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

National Gallery of Art acquires painting by Native American

ALBUQUERQUE – A painting by artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is joining works by the legendary pop artists Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol at the National Gallery of Art. Smith’s “I See Red: Target” is...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A look at a Colorado Black man’s death in police encounter

DENVER – Amid the protests across the U.S. against excessive police force against people of color, Elijah McClain’s name has become another rallying cry. McClain, a 23-year-old Black man in the...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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