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M-CMS hopes for new playground

Montezuma-Cortez Middle School students may have a new playground coming this summer. A group of students, teachers, and city of Cortez staff members have been working on the design since last...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County tackles 2020 census

FARMINGTON – In the face of historically low census response rates, San Juan County received a grant from the state for public education, outreach and communications to help ensure vulnerable...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Trial starts for Durango man accused of assaulting deputy, making racist remarks

A Durango man’s trial starts this week after he was accused of attacking deputies and making racists comments to an African American deputy during an burglary investigation in February at the...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Goose reunion tour planned for July

Over the years, there have been a handful of Galloping Goose rail-car reunion tours, and another one is planned for July in Chama, New Mexico. The event is part of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Market now charging for cash back

For folks looking to avoid paying for cash at ATMs, getting cash back at the grocery store has been a popular – and until recently – free option in Cortez and Durango. However, City Market, a...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Could a nicotine tax pay for preschool in Colorado?

Colorado voters could decide this November whether to fund free preschool for 4-year-olds statewide by taxing tobacco and vaping products. On Friday, two citizens took the first step toward...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge rejects challenge to Colorado plan to kill bears and lions

A Denver District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit opposing Colorado wildlife officials’ plan to kill black bears and mountain lions as a way of boosting mule deer populations on the West Slope....

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mistrial declared for man accused of killing one in U.S. Highway 160 crash

A mistrial was declared Monday in the trial of a Bloomfield man accused of crossing the centerline on U.S. Highway 160 west of Hesperus, killing a 56-year-old woman and injuring her husband and...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Life’ is threatening Democrats’ 19-16 majority in Colorado Senate

Democrats fought hard in 2018 to win back a majority in the Colorado Senate. Now, life is threatening to temporarily undo all of their work. The party holds a 19-16 advantage in the chamber, but...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The Blacksmith’ will play at Mancos Opera House

Tickets are available for an opera coming to the Mancos Opera House in May. “The Blacksmith,” a two-act French comic opera that is being updated to Mancos in the late 19th century, will be...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado will host Ride the Rockies cycling event

Durango will be home to another major cycling event in 2020. In its 35th year, The Denver Post Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour will start June 14 in Durango. After a 418-mile clockwise loop that...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Prepare for the day that you ask your love one to stop driving

Driving gives a feeling of freedom because you can travel wherever you wish. But, there may come a point when either you or someone close to you must make the decision to put the keys away and find...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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