Virtual breastfeeding event addresses lack of resources in Southwest Colorado

Among the organizations seeking to create virtual connections during a global pandemic is the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition. A global, virtual event for breastfeeding mothers kicked off World...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fire danger drops to ‘moderate’ after heavy rains

The Cortez Fire Protection District lowered the fire danger level to “moderate” after spouts of heavy rainfall last week. However, a fire ban remains in effect in Montezuma County, a decision made...

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

Demolition Derby delivers big-time thrills during trying times in Cortez

A blazing orange sun illuminated Fairgrounds Speedway Saturday night as several hundred fans eagerly awaited the start of this year’s Demolition Derby. An annual staple of the Montezuma County...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arkansas Loop Fire in Bondad at 12 acres

Crews have lines around the 12 acre Arkansas Loop Fire in southeast La Plata County, and today’s plan is to keep the blaze within fire lines, put out hot spots and mop up. The fire is burning in...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Livestock sale supports local 4-H youths

At the Montezuma County Fair Saturday, the community gathered to bid on livestock raised by local 4-H youths. There were 95 animals this year, and 45 buyers representing local businesses, said Greg...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Open School hosts in-person, outdoor graduation

Southwest Open School in Cotrez held a graduation ceremony for its 20 seniors Friday evening, delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic and event restrictions. Matthew Keefauver, director of the charter...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dueling rallies held on Main Street in Cortez

Hundreds participated in two rallies Saturday morning on Main Street in Cortez. “Walk for Justice and Peace” was organized by St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and has been held every Saturday in...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Standout New Mexico prep basketball player fatally shot

SANTA FE – A standout New Mexico high school basketball player who planned to play for the state’s largest university was shot and killed early Saturday, authorities said. No arrests have been made...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado residents are finding mysterious seed packets in their mailboxes

Mysterious packages of seeds allegedly sent from China are appearing in people’s mailboxes unsolicited. They’re coming in all different shapes and sizes and are delivered under the guise of...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

School supply drive reveals virus’ economic impact

This is the fourth year that the Montelores Early Childhood Center is coordinating a school supplies donations drive. But this year is different. The organization is asking that parents apply...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman cares for 27 rescue horses during pandemic

Diane McCracken delicately makes her way down a muddy slope in the pasture to where two horses stand huddled in the corner. They stand side by side, back to front, using their tails to swish flies...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manure dumped in middle of Durango neighborhood raises alarm

An excavation and concrete company operating without a permit was told to stop after residents raised concerns over noise, dust and the smell of manure throughout a neighborhood in southeast...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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