New bird show struggles to bring in audience

Wings Over The Rockies, a new educational bird show held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, is struggling to attract an adequate crowd during its first summer in town. Mike Fauteaux, president of...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Resurfacing work begins east of Cortez

Chip-seal operations are underway at the eastern edge of Cortez for a project that will bring a fresh surface to U.S. Highway 160 from the eastern edge of town to the top of Mancos Hill. The $2.6...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court: Montezuma County will pay to replace culvert

Montezuma County is responsible for paying to replace a $10,000 culvert under a county road that is relied on by the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co., according to a June 17 ruling by 22nd Judicial...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hillcrest Golf Club sued over tee box placement

A La Plata County woman hit in the face with a golf ball at Hillcrest Golf Club says the corporation that operates the course acted “heedlessly and recklessly, without regard to consequences or of...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Town Board continues discussing encroachment issues

The Mancos Town Board continued its discussion on the use of encroachment permits and issued a revocable permit for a local resident at its meeting last week. The permit for Brent Schoradt allows...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

River trip on Animas looks to unite veterans

For many veterans, the camaraderie built in the military is the No. 1 thing missed after transitioning into civilian life. That’s why events like this Sunday’s second annual Veterans Float & Picnic...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘This is genocide’: Canada’s inquiry into missing and murdered women

Canada’s just-released national inquiry into thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls calls the crisis “genocide.” The 1,200-page report, titled Reclaiming Power and Place, is...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boys spur search and rescue effort after falling from raft

Search and rescue teams swarmed to the Dolores River south of Rico on Monday evening to search for two boys who had fallen out of a raft in swift water. The teenagers, both 17, were found safe...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 15 hours 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Wood manufacturer announces plan for mill near Dolores

A new wood manufacturing plant is being planned on property southwest of Dolores. Jeff Bunnell, of Iron Wood Group LLC, said the company is refurbishing a warehouse on Road T in Montezuma County...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 15 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain lion strikes a pose in Hermosa resident’s backyard

A young mountain lion found itself at the center of attention earlier this month when it took a break in a Hermosa resident’s backyard. Deedee Courter said a mountain lion had been seen wandering...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Supreme Court: 2020 ballot campaign to repeal TABOR can proceed

DENVER – Proponents of a Colorado ballot initiative to eliminate a constitutional amendment that strictly limits government’s ability to tax and spend can proceed with their campaign to put the...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board tables talk about arming staff

The Durango School District 9-R board decided not to make a decision Monday night about whether to arm district employees with guns. The board was weighing a resolution that would have declared...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 21 hours 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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