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PCC Southwest welders celebrate 100% pass rate

Welding students at Pueblo Community College Southwest recently celebrated after passing their end-of-the-year welding test with a 100% pass rate. This is the sixth year in a row that PCC Southwest...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Conditions ideal for prescribed burns in Southwest Colorado

Taking advantage of nature’s bounty, the San Juan National Forest anticipates ramping up efforts to mitigate wildfire danger by increasing prescribed burns through fall. SJNF plans to burn at least...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Group shares message of stewardship on raft expedition

Montezuma kids and parents spent a brisk Saturday rafting down the Upper Dolores River as part of an effort to get young people outside. The trip was organized by the city of Cortez, the Dolores...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Another wet week likely in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado is in for another rainy week at lower elevations and late May snow at higher elevations, and the pattern of higher-than-normal precipitation is expected to extend through the...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Protesters march to White Mesa uranium mill

Fifty anti-nuclear activists including Ute Mountain Ute tribal members showed up Saturday for a 5-mile protest march to the entrance of the White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah. The...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

In beetle-kill forests, there are winners and losers

When it comes to how wildlife adjust to living in forests ravaged by the beetle outbreak in Colorado, there are winners and losers, according to new research. The mountain pine and spruce beetle...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Orchards in Southwest Colorado look promising this year

The apple and peach orchards in Southwest Colorado are blooming late this year, but the delay helped avoid a frost, owners say. A strong crop is expected, thanks to record levels of low-elevation...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 10 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

In the aftermath of avalanches, digging out will take time

While spring is in full swing in most of Southwest Colorado, impacts of heavy snowfall and unprecedented avalanche activity this winter are expected to be felt for months. “It’s more than just...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Court rejects Navajo Nation’s lawsuit over police shooting

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – A federal court has dismissed the Navajo Nation’s lawsuit against the U.S. government and Winslow, Arizona, over the police shooting of a tribal member. The Gallup Independent ...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teen who died in Colorado school shooting laid to rest

LITTLETON — A Colorado teen killed while trying to stop a gunman in his school has been laid to rest. About 400 people attended the burial of 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo on Friday following a...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man fights high prescription drug costs, and wins

Durango resident Robert Harlan had back surgery in 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. He has Medicare and supplemental insurance, so he didn’t expect to owe anything on the medical procedure,...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos celebrates spring with Bloom fundraiser

Dozens of locals turned out on a sunny Saturday afternoon for the fifth annual Mancos Bloom fundraiser at the Mount Lookout Grange. The event celebrates spring along with raising funds to support...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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