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New Year’s Eve snowy and cold in Southwest Colorado

A snow-producing storm carrying cold temperatures from the Pacific Northwest is expected to move into Southwest Colorado on New Year’s Eve and extend through New Year’s Day. In Montezuma County,...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

John Hickenlooper looks back, ahead

Gov. John Hickenlooper preferred to stand up during a chat in his office about what he’s done right and what he’s leaving for Colorado’s next Democratic governor, Jared Polis. His back was sore, he...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats could break longtime logjams at state Capitol

The 2019 Colorado legislative session could break years of stalemate on controversial topics like health care and energy as Democratic lawmakers wield a power trifecta, giving them control of the...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County takes up issue of eagles nesting on private land

The Montezuma County Planning Department is considering how to address golden and bald eagles nesting on private land. Although the bald eagle was removed from the Endangered Species Act list in...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man gets 2 years in prison after 7th DUI

A Durango resident with seven DUI convictions over several decades and a pending felony DUI case in La Plata County was sentenced to two years with the Colorado Department of Corrections in 22nd...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver firm completes sale of San Juan Basin assets

A Denver firm has completed its acquisition of about 90 oil wells in the San Juan Basin in northern New Mexico. In October, Encana Corp. announced it would sell its assets in the basin for $480...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: At least four crashes reported on Cortez-area highways

Three accidents within four miles of each other occurred on U.S. Highway 160 east of the Four Corners Monument Friday afternoon. Emergency responders were first dispatched to a crash at milepost 8...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Financial recovery on track, Southwest Health System says

The financial health of Southwest Memorial Hospital is improving, a popular doctor has been rehired, and there has been a change in board leadership. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Doug Bagge has signed a...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hypodermic needles found in inmate’s hair bun

An inmate at Montezuma County Detention Center faces new charges after three hypodermic syringes were found in his hair bun on Dec. 20. Two syringes were empty, but one contained a clear liquid...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report of man ramming booth at Four Corners monument a misunderstanding

A report of a man attempting to ram his vehicle into a sales booth on the Colorado side of the Four Corners Monument on Dec. 19 turned out to be a misunderstanding. Dispatch received the unusual...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aerial surveys show dead trees in Arizona, New Mexico

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Aerial surveys of forested land in Arizona and New Mexico show large swaths of dead trees after an unusually dry winter that aided pests such as bark beetles. Arizona saw its...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico man with 9 DUIs is arrested in Cortez

A Shiprock man with seven DUI convictions in New Mexico and two in Colorado was arrested on a DUI in Cortez on Dec. 23. Perry Hayes Jr., 47, allegedly had an open case of Budweiser in the backseat...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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