One killed in early-morning crash on U.S. Highway 160

One person was killed about 4:30 a.m. Sunday when the driver of an eastbound Subaru strayed into the westbound lane and struck a semitrailer on U.S. Highway 160 between Twin Buttes and Lightner...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prescribed burn planned east of Dove Creek

The Dolores Ranger District is planning to burn 2,700 acres in the Lake Canyon area 10 miles east of Dove Creek in Dolores County. Operations are planned to begin Sunday and Monday; however,...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Speedway gas convenience stores come to Southwest Colorado

Several former Conoco and Shell gas stations and Giant convenience stores in Southwest Colorado are now sporting Speedway signs. The new moniker comes as Marathon Petroleum Corp. , Speedway’s ...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer line replacement work starting soon in Cortez

A six-month project to repair sanitation infrastructure on the north side of Cortez is scheduled to begin July 1. The Cortez Sanitation District contracted with Four Corners Materials for the...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yucca House National Monument moves closer to acquiring 160-acre parcel

WASHINGTON – Yucca House National Monument southwest of Cortez inched closer to growing six times larger this week after the deputy director of U.S. National Parks testified in the U.S. Senate in...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman in animal cruelty case pleads guilty, faces probation

A La Plata County woman originally charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty pleaded guilty Thursday to only five counts of animal cruelty, and faces a sentence of two to five years’...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fiesta’s Luxury Loungers a hit at Cortez theater

The movie experience just got a lot more comfortable at the Fiesta theater in Cortez. Plush, reclining seating with snack trays were installed at the twin cinema, along with improved lighting, new...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual MORP sale draws ‘big fans of heritage apples’

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project held its annual heritage tree sale and fundraiser on June 15. Locals and heritage apple enthusiasts turned out to the MORP nursery along McElmo Canyon on a...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Abortion fight likely to heat up in Colorado

The fight over abortion rights could heat up in coming years in Colorado as anti-abortion activists plan a state ballot question to limit late-term abortions amid a recent wave of abortion...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man charged with first-degree murder

Prosecutors charged a Cortez man this week with first-degree murder, accusing him of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his Ignacio drug dealer. Robert Dean Rose, 50, also known as Dean...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man who led police on 20-minute chase avoids jail time

A Cortez man who pleaded guilty to leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase north of Durango was sentenced Friday to three years in community corrections. Tyler Smith, 24, pleaded guilty in...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Is banding together the answer to lowering health costs?

Ballooning health care prices in Southwest Colorado have outpaced other areas of the state for years. Now, an effort led by Local First is working to bring down health insurance costs across La...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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