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Cold Case Gear aims to beat the heat (or the cold)

Avid outdoor adventurers Jon and Dierdre Rosenberg were frustrated during winter expeditions when the temperature would affect Dierdre’s photography. “We’re from Minnesota, and we do a lot of...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Eli Tomac sweeps Budds Creek motocross, wins third consecutive title

Eli Tomac of Cortez swept the Budds Creek National Saturday and won his third consecutive American Motocross title a week before the final race in the series. His dominating performance in the 450...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 10 hours 40 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

State OKs electric car rule to fight air pollution

DENVER – Colorado tightened its air quality regulations on Friday, requiring that at least 5% of the vehicles sold in the state by 2023 emit zero pollution. The state Air Quality Control...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead Thursday in downtown Durango identified

A homeless man who was found dead Thursday in downtown Durango has been identified, and a cause of death determined. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith identified the man as Richard Marchetti, 61....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

When will Southwest Colorado receive relief from the heat?

The National Weather Service expects temperatures to remain in the upper 80s or lower 90s into next week. Meteorologists said residents can expect “warm, dry and breezy” conditions this weekend....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man pleads guilty to shooting, killing neighbor’s dog

A Bayfield man pleaded guilty this week to shooting a Great Dane with an air-powered pellet gun, inflicting a wound that killed the animal earlier this year, court documents show. Wesley Zufelt,...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wet winter doesn’t end climate change risk to Colorado River

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Snow swamped mountains across the U.S. West last winter, leaving enough to thrill skiers into the summer, swelling rivers and streams when it melted, and largely making wildfire...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico leaders outline domestic terrorism legislation

SANTA FE — New Mexico state legislative leaders and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham outlined proposals Wednesday to write definitions for domestic terrorism into state statutes to bolster investigatory...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

E-bikes tested on Phil’s World ATV trails

Electric bikes are becoming more popular, so to learn more about them, a group of Bureau of Land Management officials organized a test ride on the motorized trail system at Phil’s World in July....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man sentenced for skid-steer rampage

A La Plata County man who hit two vehicles and threatened two state troopers with a skid-steer loader in February apologized Friday and said he was “truly ashamed.” John Westlund, a 38-year-old...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prescribed burns begin at Boggy Draw

The Dolores Ranger District is planning to conduct several prescribed burns starting in mid-August. Burning operations will take place over multiple days when weather and fuel conditions are...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar projects planned on county buildings

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners are proposing to install solar panels on county buildings in Cortez beginning this year. The project would first put a solar array on the Annex 3...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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