Colorado governor urges U.S. to go beyond renewal of virus aid

DENVER — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is urging Congress to go beyond simple renewal of earlier federal pandemic assistance and provide a more extensive package of aid to blunt the economic fallout of...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutor wants to try juvenile as adult in New Mexico athlete’s death

SANTA FE — Prosecutors plan to seek adult criminal sanctions against a 16-year-old defendant in the killing of a standout high school basketball player in New Mexico, Santa Fe-based District...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrat for U.S. Senate releases ad around dad’s cancer fight

RIO RANCHO — Democrat U.S. hopeful Ben Ray Luján released a television ad Tuesday touting his support for expanding Medicaid while pointing to his father’s fight with cancer. The commercial airing...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hemp farmers find niche market in CBD

A Dolores family found a new business in growing hemp, and their harvest also eases the owners’ multiple sclerosis symptoms. Richard and Tyler Tibbits are in their third year growing hemp to...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain may help curb human-bear conflicts

Bear activity in La Plata County has been quiet so far this year, but weather conditions over the next couple of weeks will play a major role in whether enough food is available during the animals’...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo man travels Four Corners for supply drive

When Lindison Webb first delivered about 1,500 pounds of supplies to the Navajo Nation in May, it was the volunteers’ reactions that told him he needed to do more. “There was a shock and awe for...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Subway in west Durango closes up shop

The Subway shop on U.S. Highway 160 in west Durango has closed permanently after financial struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, co-owner Steve Redding said Monday. Redding, who has...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Business

Isolated rain, hailstorm cause flooding

Isolated thunderstorms caused flash flooding Sunday north of Durango, including mud and debris flows across at least three La Plata County roads. The storm materialized about 3:20 p.m. when the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

County, BLM explore option to access public land near Cortez

Montezuma County officials are again hopeful they have found a public area to access Bureau of Land Management land south of Summit Lake. The 2,000-acre area is landlocked by private lands, and the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ranch Rodeo showcases rugged way of life

Since its founding in 1776, the United States of America has leaned heavily on ranchers who work sunup to sundown to raise the cattle that provide nourishment to the nation. Stout and rugged, such...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Census workers get ready to knock on doors

Census takers will soon begin visiting households that have not responded to the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census Bureau has launched a Stop the Knock campaign to encourage people to take the census...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP U.S. Senate hopeful blasts New Mexico virus campaign rules

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – A Republican U.S. Senate hopeful blasted on Friday New Mexico’s health orders, which limits public political fundraisers and traditional door-to-door campaigning, and suggested...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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