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Proposal seeks to boost gas well density in New Mexico basin

ALBUQUERQUE – A Houston-based oil and gas company wants New Mexico regulators to ease restrictions on well locations in two counties within one of the oldest producing basins in the U.S., saying...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Kidnapping suspect remains at large after police chase

Law enforcement agencies in the Four Corners are searching for a Durango man accused of holding six people hostage, five of whom were children, in a car chase with police last week. Carlos Alires,...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

East Canyon Fire burning 6 miles south of Mancos

The lightning-caused East Canyon Fire, 6 miles south of Mancos, reached about 1 acre in size. The fire was reported Monday to the Durango Interagency Dispatch Center and was just west of the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Grant cycle opens for local nonprofit programs and organizations

Onward! A Legacy Foundation of Southwest Colorado on Sept. 1 opened its annual grant cycle for another year. It closes Oct. 15. The foundation, in operation for 17 years, helps investors easily and...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez hosts Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days

Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days will be held in Cortez this year on Sept. 12-14. The sold-out conference provides information, networking and professional training sessions for community...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS football team dominates Zuni

Before his team’s first game of the season, Montezuma-Cortez High School football coach Scott Conklin predicted that senior quarterback Ike Dennison would “be one of the top gunslingers” in...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Montezuma County lifts fire ban, in effect since April

The fire ban for Montezuma County was lifted Monday by the county commissioners on the recommendation from local fire department chiefs and Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Cortez Fire Protection District...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College’s new president launches a listening tour

Tom Stritikus is beginning his tenure as president of Fort Lewis College playing to a strength: listening. Stritikus is in the middle of a listening tour during his first weeks on campus. He...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Education

Stapleton takes Club 20 limelight alone in governor’s race

Republican gubernatorial nominee Walker Stapleton got a gift from his Democratic rival, Jared Polis: the lone spotlight on a high-profile stage. “I’m disappointed Congressman Polis chose not to be...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Natural gas pipeline and wells proposed east of Bayfield

An 8-mile natural gas pipeline and a handful of wells are being proposed in the Fosset Gulch area, east of Bayfield. The project – the Northern Extension Pipeline and associated Fruitland Coal Gas...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Howard Grotts 15th; Kate Courtney claims mountain bike world championship

Durango’s Howard Grotts had his best career finish in an elite men’s cross-country mountain bike world championships race, while his teammate Kate Courtney won the women’s world title. Grotts...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Police search for man accused of holding wife, children at gunpoint

Authorities are searching for a Durango man who is accused of kidnapping and holding at gunpoint six people – five of whom are children – in a car during a police chase Friday. Durango Police Sgt....

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News