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Annie’s Orphans spans three decades helping unwanted animals

Pulling into Annie’s Orphans, an off-the-beaten-path animal shelter and rescue about 10 miles south of Durango off U.S. Highway 550, one is met with a cacophony of excitable dogs, each given a...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Role-playing games regaining popularity

A small thief carefully inserts a metal rod into a lock and wiggles it around until it clicks. As the locked door opens, the adventurer motions for the other members of her party to enter the newly...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Colorado man made descent from star student to deputy killer

DENVER – He was once a standout student in law school and an Army medic who deployed to Iraq. By last weekend, he lay dead in a Colorado apartment building, killed by a SWAT team after he gunned...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado U.S. prosecutor: No change after Sessions’ pot shift

DENVER – Colorado’s top federal prosecutor said his office won’t alter its approach to enforcing marijuana crimes after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew a policy Thursday that allowed...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez Fire Protection District approves 2018 budget

The Cortez Fire Protection District’s 2018 budget is a little tighter than usual, but it’s healthy, according to Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde. With the construction of the new fire station, the...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine beetle gaining ground in Southwest Colorado

San Juan National Forest officials are becoming increasingly concerned about the destructive impacts of a round-headed pine beetle infestation. The beetle is native to the state but is more...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS grapplers begin year on high note

Fresh off winter break, the Montezuma-Cortez High School wrestling team traveled to Blanding, Utah, on Wednesday for a dual match against San Juan High School and delivered one of its finest...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Driver in fatal crash near Pagosa Springs tests above limit for marijuana

A driver who died last month after causing a three-vehicle crash just west of Pagosa Springs tested nearly double the legal driving limit for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana,...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Victim in Haycamp slaying is identified

The body of a man believed to have been murdered was found Thursday morning in the Haycamp Mesa area of the San Juan National Forest, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. The victim...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native Americans face harsh reality of sexual violence

The current national conversation about sexual assault is incomplete without discussing violence against Native American women. Often in Native communities, a mother will teach her child what to do...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charges filed against driver suspected in Montezuma County DUI crash

Charges were filed Wednesday against a Montezuma County man suspected of causing a Christmas Eve crash that seriously injured a woman. Roger Wing was arrested late Dec. 24 after a single-vehicle...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police create ‘Family Feud’ parody to catch fugitives

In a new twist on the popular game show “Family Feud,” community members can have fun while helping the Durango Police Department locate wanted fugitives. On DPD’s Facebook page, people can play...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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