Early-morning snow creates slick conditions for commuters in Durango

A surprise snowstorm that came and went early Monday made for a slick morning commute for many Durango-area drivers, especially on North College Drive where multiple vehicles slid on a sheet of ice...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans Day Parade scheduled for 1 p.m. on Montezuma Avenue

Cortez will celebrate Veterans Day with two annual events on Monday. The Montezuma County Veteran’s Day Parade, sponsored by Ute Mountain American Legion Post 75, kicks off Monday at 1 p.m. on West...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s first transgender legislator elected

Brianna Titone’s opponent in her race for the Colorado House of Representatives has conceded after Titone’s lead rose to 368 votes in results posted Saturday night. Titone, an Arvada Democrat,...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Partners propose lakefront home lots for Totten

Four partners have a plan to subdivide and sell eight lots of lakefront property on Lake Totten to prospective homebuilders. The proposed lots would be the first homes directly on the lakefront....

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s election brought a wave of women

Women turned out in force in Colorado on Election Day, casting 110,000 more ballots than men, based on unofficial results Friday. But it was primarily Democratic women who won the day: They...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The allure and danger of old mines across the West

EUREKA, Utah – Underneath the mountains and deserts of the U.S. West lie hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines, an underground world that can hold serious danger and unexpected wonder. They are...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jared Polis vows to defend Colorado lands, outdoor industry

DENVER – Colorado Gov.-elect Jared Polis has pledged to protect the state’s public lands and to promote its booming outdoor recreation industry. “I will very much take seriously my responsibility...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Hickenlooper issues 23 more pardons

DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has issued pardons for 23 people determined to have moved past their criminal histories and to be contributing to their communities. Hickenlooper’s clemency...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candelaria industrial subdivision moving forward

Jim Candelaria received two items of good news on Tuesday night. In addition to winning the election for Montezuma County Board of Commissioners, the Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountainfilm on Tour bringing adventure to Durango

On Saturday, Durango Nature Studies will celebrate its 10th year of hosting Mountainfilm on Tour in Durango, with proceeds from the event benefiting the DNS’ environmental education programs....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Above the Rim

Female politicians gain ground in New Mexico

SANTA FE – The New Mexico state House inched within four seats of gender balance with a surge in victorious female Democrats in the midterm elections, echoing the trend in Congress. Overall, 31...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo man leading county race in Utah after ballot fight

SALT LAKE CITY – A Navajo man is winning a Utah county commission race where he fought get on the ballot for the first general election after a judge ruled that local voting districts were...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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