22-week abortion ban moves closer to Colorado ballot

DENVER – A proposal to ban abortions at 22 weeks in Colorado moved closer to being on next year’s ballot Wednesday. The state’s title board, made up of representatives of the Secretary of State’s...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango celebrates America’s birthday with full day of events

Durango showed up to America’s birthday Thursday. Thousands of people lined Main Avenue on Independence Day for the Stars & Stripes Parade, which kicked off at 6 p.m. and was led by members of the...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forecasters call for drier-than-average monsoon

Southwest Colorado appears to be headed into a dry spell, and even the monsoon may be drier than average, according to the National Weather Service. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms with...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico celebrates Fourth of July with parade, fireworks

A cool mountain breeze and sunny sky welcomed the traditional Fourth of July Parade in Rico. Hundreds turned out to enjoy the patriotic floats on Colorado Highway 145, which was temporarily closed...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is the Animas River still a Gold Medal fishery?

With the recent die-off of fish in the Animas River, is the waterway’s Gold Medal designation still a fair way to market it to anglers looking for a premier fishing experience? Colorado has more...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Fire south of Cortez blamed on barbecue grill

A grass fire erupted south of Cortez late Wednesday afternoon, leading to heavy smoke in the area. The fire occurred at a residence by the intersection of County Road 24 and County Road F.8, just...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reservoir operators confident in conditions

Area reservoirs including Lake Nighthorse, Vallecito Reservoir and the McPhee Reservoir are near or at full capacity and are expected to have enough supply for all of their obligations this year,...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pup fostering gives genetic boost to wild Mexican wolves

ALBUQUERQUE – It’s a carefully planned mission that involves coordination across state lines – from Mexican gray wolf dens hidden deep in the woods of New Mexico and Arizona to breeding facilities...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Forest Service may limit public comments

Under President Donald Trump, federal agencies have chipped away at the reviews and permitting required under the National Environmental Policy Act, one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws....

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities identify victims of fatal crash east of Bayfield

Law enforcement has identified two people killed in a head-on crash Tuesday night on U.S. Highway 160, east of Bayfield. The crash involved three vehicles shortly before 7 p.m. near mile marker...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County considers allowing dog-friendly restaurants

The Montezuma County Board of Health is considering giving restaurant owners the option of allowing non-service dogs to join their people on outdoor patios and decks. Certified service dogs are...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal government sues Durango train over 416 Fire

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is the cause of the 416 Fire, the U.S. Forest Service officially announced Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Tuesday a lawsuit on behalf of the...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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