Fire victim rushed into home to warn mother, children

Firefighters on Friday credited Kevin Abeyta, 24, of Durango with sacrificing his life to save a mother and two children from a townhome fire. “It’s time to give Kevin his due,” said Karola Hanks,...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper unveils efficiency program

DENVER – The state of Colorado will partner with the University of Denver to create a Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab (CEAL) to evaluate how the state’s tax dollars are being spent and measure...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Bill would name peaks after Norwood climbers

A bill introduced in Congress on May 25 would name two 13,000-foot peaks in the Wilson Range after two well-known mountaineers from Norwood. U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R),...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos schools’ BEST project officially approved

At their meeting Monday, Mancos School District board members and administrators expressed their excitement at the official approval of their Building Excellent Schools Today grant project, which...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners vote to restrict Sage Hen road access

Montezuma County commissioners voted on Monday to continue the temporary closure of County Road X in the Sage Hen area until Nov. 30. The closure of Road X and side roads to McPhee Reservoir is to...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film festival to benefit Mancos fire victims

A film festival next month in Mancos will benefit former employees of Western Excelsior Corp. who have been impacted by the fire that destroyed the mill on May 8. Mancos-based Alpacka Raft is...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County wins Kinder Morgan tax case

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of Montezuma County in a long-running tax case against Kinder Morgan. The final decision opens the door for the county to collect millions of...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Travel Channel seeks extras for Butch Cassidy reenactment

The Travel Channel is coming to Durango on Sunday, and it’s looking for extras to take part in a reenactment of one of infamous outlaw Butch Cassidy’s more famous train robberies. According to...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train derailment likely due to hot weather

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad derailment late Saturday afternoon was the second worst incident in more than 30 years, and the second in one day on the tracks. The train was...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car rolls over on Colorado 145 northeast of Dolores

A 24-year-old Tennessee woman was not injured in a rollover crash northeast of Dolores on Sunday afternoon, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid. Leah Gram-Johnson, of Nashville,...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two injured in Cortez stabbing

Two people were injured early Monday morning in a stabbing on the south side of Cortez, according to Police Lt. Andy Brock. Police responded to the 800 block of South Chestnut Street about 6:40...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Davis resigns as Montezuma County assessor

Montezuma County Assessor Scott Davis has resigned. In a June 14 resignation letter to county commissioners, Davis stated that he was unable to serve because of health reasons and a mistake that he...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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