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Sole survivor: WWII veteran from Mancos honored in national ceremony

World War II may seem a distant memory relegated to history textbooks and stories of America’s Greatest Generation. But the memory lives on in Montezuma County for 93-year-old veteran Joseph...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-vehicle crash causes damage on County Road 29

A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Roads 29 and K.2 late Thursday afternoon caused damage to both vehicles and a complaint of an injury. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jason Belmont said a...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eight orphaned bear cubs move into artificial dens on Pikes Peak

Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Tuesday placed eight orphaned bear cubs in artificial dens on Pikes Peak. Four cubs share each of the two dens, built with downed logs, timbers and small branches,...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County grad rates exceed state average

The Colorado Department of Education released 2018 graduation rate data Wednesday morning, and Montezuma County schools exceeded the state average. Of the three districts, Mancos School District...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos schools expand reduced lunch applications because of shutdown

The weekslong partial shutdown of the federal government has resulted in thousands of federal workers throughout the country going without pay – including in Southwest Colorado . In light of the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendant in M-CHS stabbing case sentenced to probation

One of two female juveniles in an October stabbing case near Walmart and Montezuma-Cortez High School was sentenced Thursday to 18 months of supervised probation. She was initially charged on nine...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine beetle damage grows in San Juan National Forest

The roundheaded pine beetle continues to ravage drought-stricken ponderosa pine forests on the San Juan National Forest in Dolores County, according to recent aerial surveys. The outbreak in the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis punts decision to open shuttered prison

Colorado’s prisons are 99 percent full, and the inmate population is projected to rise. But Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, who has made criminal justice reform one of his priorities as the state’s...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Tax increase needed to keep La Plata County afloat

With oil and natural gas not expected to bounce back anytime soon, it appears only a tax increase to county residents can save La Plata County’s declining operating budget, according to a long-term...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meeting to explore needs, recruit volunteers for homeless services

The gaps and strengths in Durango’s social safety net for homeless residents will be explored Saturday at a meeting. Community Compassion Outreach, a Durango nonprofit, is hosting the meeting that...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Misjudgments led to fatal avalanche on Red Mountain Pass, report says

Several misjudgments led to an avalanche that killed a backcountry skier participating in a Silverton Avalanche School course earlier this month, according to a report. The Colorado Avalanche...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group of nearly 250 immigrants arrested at New Mexico border

ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. – U.S. Border Patrol agents in New Mexico say a group of nearly 250 immigrants are in custody after turning themselves in to authorities at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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