The U.S. West had a snowy winter, so why the fiery summer?

DENVER – Acrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major Western U.S. cities, a human-caused fire in the Columbia River Gorge rains ash on Portland, Oregon, and a century-old backcountry chalet burns...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CenturyLink describes efforts to improve regional internet

Efforts to improve rural internet service across the region are underway, but not all residents are experiencing better service. CenturyLink received $159 million in federal funding to improve...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango inventor combines music, robots and booze

The two most popular guests at a party are probably a robot and alcohol. One fascinates people and the other can make people fascinating. Ryan Finnigan, a mechanical tinkerer, is also likely...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado Lt. governor bids for higher state office

Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne visited the La Plata County Democrat Office on Saturday after her announcement earlier in the week that she is entering the race for governor in 2018. Lynne, a...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand Junction councilor will challenge Tipton

Grand Junction City Councilman Chris Kennedy announced his run for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District seat on Saturday during a visit to Durango. Kennedy, a Marine Corps veteran and Democrat,...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rosa Sabido marks 100 days at Mancos sanctuary

Mancos residents gathered at the town’s United Methodist Church on Sunday to honor Cortez resident Rosa Sabido’s 100th day in sanctuary there. Sabido, a Mexican national, was told in May that her...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear photographed swimming in McPhee Reservoir

First, the bears first came down from the hills for the food. Now, they seem to be coming for the drink. In what has been a summer of bear sightings in Dolores, Cortez, Mancos and Durango, a bear...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico Democrats push feds to limit drilling near Chaco

ALBUQUERQUE – The Democrats in New Mexico’s congressional delegation are pushing federal officials to uphold an agreement that limits oil and gas leasing on public land near Chaco Culture National...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma Land Conservancy raises glass for a cause

Hundreds of people gathered in Parque de Vida on Saturday for craft brews, live music and the Montezuma Land Conservancy. The 19th annual Harvest Beer Festival in Cortez featured about a dozen...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New EMS station opens at Southwest Memorial Hospital

Southwest Health System celebrated the completion of the new emergency services station with an open house on Friday. Nunn Construction finished work on the EMS station at the end of July, but it...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Here’s why you pay $249 to fly to Denver from Cortez

When Boutique Air raised its ticket prices in Cortez this summer, some customers accused the airline of unfair pricing. The reality is more complex. Boutique started serving the Cortez Municipal...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Black holes dance at Sunflower Theatre event in Cortez

Guests crowded into the Sunflower Theatre Friday night to learn about a pair of dark, hungry monsters lurking at the center of a distant galaxy. As part of the theater’s ongoing “Ideas, Education...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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