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Cortez, Durango consider impacts of higher minimum wage

The minimum wage in Colorado increased from $9.30 to $10.20 an hour on New Year’s Day, but it is unlikely to change pay for many employees in Durango, where the entry-level wage for a job is higher...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Galloping Goose schedules winter excursions

The Galloping Goose No. 5 will be running the rails again this winter in the Animas Valley. The second annual winter excursion will take place over two weekends in February on the Durango and...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elementary students bring Dolores history to life

Dolores third-graders relived the local history of the Rio Grande Southern railroad and the mining, logging and ranching industries during a well-attended performance Dec. 19. Dozens of parents...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most big public colleges don’t track suicides, AP finds

BOSTON – Most of the largest U.S. public universities do not track suicides among their students, despite making investments in prevention at a time of surging demand for mental health services....

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah’s Hatch to retire, opening door to Romney

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said Tuesday he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the Senate, opening the door for former GOP presidential nominee Mitt...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Christmas party ends in scuffle

Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputies responded Dec. 23 to a home in Lewis after receiving a report of three men who had caused a disturbance at a Christmas party. Just after midnight, a man reported...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy’s first baby of 2018 arrives half-hour into new year

The first baby of 2018 to arrive at Mercy Regional Medical Center came just 30 minutes after the clock struck midnight. Born at 12:31 a.m. Monday, Ariel Skye Vaughn came in at 6 pounds, 1 ounce and...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators seek cause of deadly bus crash in Utah desert

SALT LAKE CITY — Investigators on Tuesday were combing through a mangled Greyhound bus to determine whether any mechanical problems caused it to careen from a road in the Utah desert on New Year’s...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gunman made videos calling 911, confronting deputies

DENVER – The gunman who killed a Colorado sheriff’s deputy escaped from the mental health ward of a VA hospital in Wyoming in 2014 but was returned, according to a Veterans Affairs document...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Habitat for Humanity helps low-income families find a home

Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County ended 2017 by renovating a fixer-upper that was purchased by a family in need. And Habitat will jump start 2018 with its first new home construction...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Western writer bringing back dime novel

Cortez author Denny Bertrand’s stories on cowboy life continue to be recognized as part of a growing trend to bring back the dime novel. “A lot of Western writing is from the early 1900s. My...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One person in serious condition after shooting near Ignacio

Two victims involved in a shooting Thursday night near Ignacio were recovering from their injuries Friday, according to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, which is investigating the case. The tribe...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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