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Healing music for area’s service members

There’s a lot to be said for music: It can be entertaining; it can immediately transport listeners back to a specific time and place. Music can also be used to heal. On Sunday, Soldier Songs and...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Man pleads guilty to burglarizing Humane Society Thrift Store

A man who police say broke into the La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Store and stole a safe faces two to six years in prison after pleading guilty this week to felony burglary. Calob Harris, a...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec woman dies in U.S. Highway 550 crash

A 47-year-old Aztec woman died Wednesday morning after a crash on U.S. Highway 550 near the Colorado-New Mexico state line. New Mexico State Police said in a news release the crash was reported...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy smoke may be visible with 441 Fire ‘burnout’ operations

A small team of firefighters worked Thursday to contain the approximately 50-acre, lightning-caused 441 Fire burning in the Missionary Ridge area between Durango and Lemon Reservoir. Firefighters...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc man found guilty of sex assault charges

A Towaoc man was found guilty Thursday in federal court of two sex assault charges. Ute Mountain Ute tribal member Wambli Mills, 23, used physical force to sexually assault an intoxicated friend at...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet, Hickenlooper on track to qualify for July debate

Five Democratic presidential hopefuls have separated themselves from the pack in terms of campaign fundraising, while two Colorado candidates face an uphill battle, according to Federal Election...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s Montezuma County Fair time

Last year’s popular ATV Rodeo and Lawnmower Race will be back for its second year at the 2019 Montezuma County Fair, which will run from Friday, July 26, to Sunday, Aug. 4. “People had a great time...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge allows canine evidence in Redwine case

Prosecutors who say Mark Redwine killed his son, Dylan, in 2012 will be allowed to present cadaver dog evidence at a trial in September, a judge has ruled. Two handlers of German shepherds trained...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire on Missionary Ridge allowed to burn for fire management purposes

A lightning-caused fire on Missionary Ridge will be allowed to burn to remove fuels that could feed future severe wildfires, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The 441 Fire was discovered July...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge shelter and transitional housing to open this fall

A new homeless shelter and transitional housing apartments on East Empire Street are expected to open in the fall and provide a new opportunity for residents to stabilize their lives. The $2.7...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Lodgers tax funding cut could harm Mancos Visitor Center

If the Montezuma County Lodgers Tax Committee decides to cut funding from Mancos and Dolores chambers of commerce, the Mancos Visitor Center could face severe operational difficulties – and...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Confederate parade float spurs free speech discussion in Bayfield

The Bayfield Town Board of Trustees will consult with a First Amendment lawyer to learn more about what options are available to deal with a float touting a Confederate flag that has entered the...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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