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Aztec students, residents try to make sense of it all

AZTEC, N.M. — Heaven Angelica Hughes and her classmates heard loud noises coming from the hallway just before bullets began flying through the window, striking a wall just over one student’s head....

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities identify two victims in shooting at Aztec High School

AZTEC – Aztec High School 10th-grader Bill Kearney was working on a project in his first-period math class when he heard what sounded like someone slamming a book on a desk in the classroom across...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango therapists offer tips for supporting traumatized children

Parents should trust their gut in dealing with children who are experiencing traumatic events, said two consultants with Pediatric Partners of the Southwest. Other helpful practices would include...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school district steps up security

In light of the school shooting in Aztec, New Mexico, Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 District released a statement about school security. According to New Mexico State Police, three people are dead,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Galloping Goose stars in PBS special tonight

The Galloping Goose rail bus era in Southwest Colorado will be featured on Rocky Mountain PBS’s “Colorado Experience” on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Seven Galloping Geese ran on the Rio Grande Southern...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students hid in classrooms during shooting

AZTEC, N.M. — Students hid in their classrooms, some behind locked doors, as a suspect opened fire Thursday inside a New Mexico high school, killing two classmates before ending up dead....

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cold snap across Southwest Colorado expected to be short-lived

Some winter enthusiasts across Colorado have taken to ski burning to appease Ullr, the Norse god of snow and patron saint of skiers. The pagan ritual is meant to reverse Southwest Colorado’s snow...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shooter, two others dead at Aztec High School

A shooting at Aztec High School left two students and the suspect dead, authorities said Thursday. Schools in the area remained on lockdown as a precaution. Law enforcement provided few details...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Valley Chorus brings annual holiday cheer to Cortez

Southwest Colorado Concerts kicked off its holiday season with a performance by the Mancos Valley Chorus on Tuesday. The chorus sang traditional songs as well as twists on tradition. The 32...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dry early winter concerns McPhee managers

Winter is off to a slow start in the Dolores Basin, and it’s becoming a concern for McPhee reservoir managers. Mountain snowpack is sparse, with more brown ground showing than the white stuff....

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez food pantry and farm co-op plan move

On Tuesday the Cortez Planning and Zoning Board approved a permit that will allow the Good Samaritan Center and Southwest Farm Fresh Cooperative to open a joint distribution site on North Beech...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City plans for vote on Cortez Rec Center sales tax

The Cortez Recreation Center hosted an open house on Tuesday to discuss an upcoming ballot issue that could affect its revenue. Cortez plans to put a question on the April 3 ballot asking residents...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News