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Superintendent serving as Dolores interim principal

The Dolores school board has appointed Superintendent Lis Richard as interim secondary principal to serve out the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The appointment comes after former Principal...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tour a cemetery with Ghost Walk Durango

For the third year, Ghost Walk Durango founder Joe Nelson will take brave souls on a Halloween Cemetery Tour, offering a spooky, nighttime history lesson ... and, perhaps, a chance encounter with...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Fort Lewis College celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

More than 60 people, from 6 weeks old and older, wove their way through Fort Lewis College during a solidarity walk Monday, the first of many college events celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day....

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Indigenous Peoples Day recognized at Cortez Cultural Center

To honor the local Native American culture, Battle Rock Charter School students held an Indigenous Peoples Day celebration Monday. The event featured Native American meals, stick games and...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 hours 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Meeting addresses Ute Mountain Ute tribe plans

Ute Mountain Utes addressed issues including law enforcement, economic development and business plans during recent community meetings in Ignacio and Towaoc. In a two-hour meeting in Towaoc,...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 hours 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Who pays for search and rescue missions?

When someone needs to be rescued in the backcountry, who pays? It turns out, there’s a number of funding sources to keep the La Plata County Search and Rescue team fully operational and ready to go...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 hours 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sports wagering might be coming to Southwest Colorado

If voters approve Proposition DD on the November ballot, sports books will be allowed not only at state-licensed casinos in Central City, Blackhawk and Cripple Creek, but also at Sky Ute Casino in...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 hours 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Invasive Russian olive a nuisance for Colorado, New Mexico

FARMINGTON – Efforts to combat the invasive Russian olive along the Animas River gained cross-state support during a community meeting Thursday at San Juan College. The Animas Watershed Partnership...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ed Zink – bicyclist, rancher and Durango native – dies at 71

Ed Zink, a founder of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, owner of Mountain Bike Specialists and longtime La Plata County rancher, died Friday from complications of a heart attack. He was 71. Family...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 hours 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Public insurance option could lower costs for Connect for Health customers

The state of Colorado proposed an insurance option this week that could offer relief to residents paying some of the highest insurance premiums. The new public insurance option could lower premium...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 hours 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman killed, man injured Friday evening in Archuleta County explosion and fire

An explosion and fire Friday evening in Archuleta County killed a woman, injured a man, destroyed a detached garage and damaged an adjacent home, according to law enforcement. Archuleta County...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez homecoming parade runs on Main Street

Onlookers lined Main Street Friday afternoon to watch young athletes, musicians, and local businesses process their way to the annual Montezuma-Cortez High School Homecoming football game at...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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