Resignations, retirements coming up in Dolores schools

A series of personnel changes is on tap for the Dolores school board Thursday night. Three resignations, two retirements and three new hires are up for approval at the regular meeting of the...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Irene Barry knew what to do when a gunman entered her school

Irene Barry is on a mission to promote active-shooter training after living through the December 2017 shooting at Aztec High School. Barry, an English teacher who lives in La Plata County, couldn’t...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wanted: More pastures for West’s overpopulated wild horses

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – If you ever wished to gaze at a stomping, snorting, neighing panorama of Western heritage from your living room window, now could be your chance. A classic image of the American...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet aims to tackle childhood poverty with tax credit

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Sherrod Brown have reintroduced a version of their American Family Act to dramatically fight childhood poverty. The bill is similar to one Bennet,...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montana just endured one of the nation’s most exceptional cold spells on record

There’s a kind of cold that’s legitimately dangerous. It can causes frostbite in minutes to unexposed skin. In parts of the Lower 48 states, such extreme cold is not uncommon, for a few days to at...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Affordable housing waiting list to open for new applicants

High demand for affordable housing kept a Southwest Colorado nonprofit from opening its waiting list for federally funded housing vouchers for residents with disabilities for seven years. But the...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Republicans halt state Senate proceedings in protest

DENVER – Republicans shut down the Colorado Senate floor Monday morning as they read a 2,000-page bill in an effort to halt controversial legislation they say has been rushed through committees and...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

7th Ave brings innovative vocal show to Cortez

The vocal group 7th Ave, which combines elements of pop, swing, rockabilly, country and a little theater, will bring its innovative arrangements to Cortez for a concert on March 28. Brought...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small ag feels growing pains: A lack of workers

A shortage of laborers to work farms in Southwest Colorado has stunted local agricultural operations’ ability to grow and, at the same time, cut a potential avenue of employment. A local effort,...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Armed security guards to begin patrolling Rio Rancho schools

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Rio Rancho schools will have armed guards on their campuses starting this week. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports that retired law enforcement officers and ex-military members will...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed budget includes $3.1M for N.M. police body cameras

SANTA FE – New Mexico State Police officials are preparing for the possibility of equipping all officers with body cameras as lawmakers consider a budget proposal that would fund a $3.1 million...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico poised to create new early childhood agency

SANTA FE – New Mexico is poised to create a new Cabinet-level agency focused on early child education and care. State lawmakers over the weekend approved legislation that would establish the new...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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