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GOP official alleges caucus results in Weld County tainted by fraud

By John Frank The Colorado Sun An aide to U.S. Rep. Ken Buck and three other Weld County Republican Party officials are accused of election fraud and corruption as part of a scheme to alter the...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis: Colorado can shut down meatpackers despite Trump’s order

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday said he believes Colorado can still shut down meatpacking plants where there are outbreaks of the new coronavirus, even after an order from President Donald Trump...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The Blacksmith’ opera rescheduled for October

After being canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the long-awaited Blacksmith Opera has been rescheduled for October. “The Blacksmith” is a two-act French comic opera that has been updated...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nesting birds halt construction work on Hermosa Creek bridge

The discovery of nesting birds on the Hermosa Creek bridge north of Durango has postponed work on U.S. Highway 550. The American dipper nest is protected under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado’s ‘mega-drought’ raises wildfire concerns

Extreme drought has crept back into Southwest Colorado. This time last year, after the winter of 2018-19 brought significant snowpack to the Rocky Mountains, headlines and reports across the West...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kira Galbraith awarded Montezuma sheriff’s scholarship

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has awarded its annual $1,000 scholarship to senior Kira Galbraith. This is the third year the Sheriff’s Office has presented the award, which aims to honor...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lobbying may set record, despite shortened Colorado legislative session

The total that special interests spend on lobbying Colorado lawmakers appears destined to set records, despite the potential for a shortened session amid the coronavirus pandemic. The payments made...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

When will national parks like Mesa Verde reopen?

With the summer tourism season on the horizon and businesses slowly reopening across Colorado, national and state parks are also working on plans to reopen. The National Park Service announced last...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County’s positive cases of COVID-19 now at 23

The number of COVID-19 cases has continued to rise in Montezuma County, with a total of 23 confirmed positive cases as of Thursday. The number of cases has jumped six cases since Saturday. The 23...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local trail builder named BLM Volunteer of the Year for Colorado

Before Shawn Gregory rides a new mountain bike trail, he often builds it first. That dedication earned him the 2019 Colorado Volunteer of the Year award by the Bureau of Land Management. “I was...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

84 Fire is fully contained, officials say

A wildfire burning northeast of Durango that initially posed a risk to homes when it broke out earlier this week was fully contained Thursday, La Plata County spokeswoman Megan Graham said. The 84...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police looking for two suspects wanted for theft and fraud

The Durango Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and a woman suspected of committing theft and fraud in the past few weeks. According to a post on social media ,...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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