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‘Red flag’ gun bill is sent to Polis

DENVER – The Democrat-controlled Colorado Legislature sent a “red flag” bill Monday to the governor that calls for taking firearms from people who could pose a threat to themselves or others. Gov....

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango planning for strong second season at Lake Nighthorse

Lake Nighthorse visitors reeled in fish under both sunny and snowy skies opening weekend, showing a commitment to visiting the lake the city of Durango hopes to see all season. The city manages...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring storm may linger into Sunday evening

A spring snowstorm lingered over Southwest Colorado into Sunday evening. “After sunset it should diminish,” said Mike Meyers, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. ...

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tough winter increases chance of elk calf die-off

Heavy snow is tough going for wildlife in the winter months, and as a consequence this year, wildlife officials fear there will be a higher than normal die-off of elk calves this spring. “It’s...

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Landline, internet problems northeast of Durango

A subdivision northeast of Durango has been experiencing persistent problems with landline and internet service for at least a week now, a nuisance that residents say has been “a real pain.” At...

DATE: March 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Surplus barely scratches surface of Southwest Colorado’s road needs

DENVER – Southwestern Colorado needs more than $470 million to improve roads, but an effort to use surplus tax money to cover those costs will fall far short of the region’s needs. This year,...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health System names new CEO

The Southwest Health System Board of Directors has announced that Anthony Sudduth has been named the CEO of Southwest Health System, effective March 28. Sudduth joined SHS in April, fulfilling the...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River on the rise with warm temperatures

Spring runoff began in earnest this week as warm temperatures thawed area snowpack, causing creeks and rivers to swell. A water gauge on the Animas River near the Powerhouse Science Center saw...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial financial recovery is on track

A financial recovery effort at Southwest Memorial Hospital is gaining momentum, officials said during a public forum Wednesday. About 40 citizens and hospital staff attended the quarterly joint...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde Motorsports plans grand opening

A few months after Mesa Verde Motorsports changed hands, the company is having a grand opening in honor of its new ownership. Jason Spruell resigned as marshal of the town of Mancos back in October...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fun Center moving into Shooters’ World space

A business move is set to happen in the next month in Cortez, when the Dolores-based Fun Center moves into the space that has been occupied by Shooters’ World. The move comes as Shooters’ World...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car chase defendant faces 32 charges, including attempted murder

Mancos resident Casey Dee Larsen, who led local law enforcement agencies on a 50-mile, high-speed chase that injured officers, faces 32 criminal charges, including multiple attempted first- and...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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