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Q&A: Candidates in Dolores school board recall election

Two candidates are vying to unseat a Dolores RE-4A school board member in Oct. 9 recall election via mail ballot. Voters will decide whether board member Vangi McCoy will retain her seat or be...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead near Durango Dog Park is identified

A man found dead last week near the Durango Dog Park has been identified as Dawson W. Radau, 27, of Orlando, Florida. An autopsy was performed Wednesday in Durango. La Plata County Coroner Jann...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators show bipartisan support for conservation bill

U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet released separate statements this week supporting legislation that will permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund after the bill...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman found dead in Iris Park is identified

A woman who died Sunday in Iris Park under suspicious circumstances has been identified as Nicole Paula Wagner, 25, of Durango. Wagner had been in Iris Park with her boyfriend around 10:25 a.m....

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What worries rural Colorado as the election approaches?

It’s a Tuesday morning at the La Jara Trading Post, in the San Luis Valley a few miles north of the Colorado-New Mexico state line. The employees and a steady stream of customers are talking about...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A revival for the Navajo Nation’s police force

In her second month as a police officer, 40-year-old Marinda Singer drove a Navajo Police Department SUV out to Asaayi Lake, an hour north of Window Rock, Arizona, in search of a black Chevy pickup...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde Country’s director chosen tourism leadership training

Mesa Verde Country Director Kelly Kirkpatrick has been accepted into the 2019 class for the Colorado Tourism Leadership Journey, a training program sponsored by the Colorado Tourism Office....

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Records: Most new voters in New Mexico are independents

SANTA FE – State records show the biggest increase in New Mexico voter registration is among residents who declined to state a party affiliation. The Albuquerque Journal reports nearly 54 percent...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man gets public service for wildfire along Colorado River

GRAND JUNCTION – A man who admitted accidentally starting a wildfire that burned about 200 acres along the Colorado River has been sentenced to 80 hours of public service under a plea agreement....

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police arrest Towaoc man in hit-and-run east of Durango

State law enforcement arrested a man suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango, officials said. The hit-and-run occurred around 7 a.m....

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal parks fund dies, but hope is strong in Colorado

The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund that has put $268 million into more than 1,000 Colorado projects expired over the weekend, but Mountain West advocates are hopeful it will have another...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oprah Winfrey reality show filmed in Dolores

Television crews for the Oprah Winfrey Network visited Dolores last month to shoot a reality show about a local man engaged to pop singer Michelle Williams. “Chad Loves Michelle” features Dolores...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News