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Woman injured in fall rescued from La Plata Canyon

A 23-year-old woman who fell about 20 feet in La Plata Canyon near the waterfall at the turnoff to Columbus Basin was loaded onto a Flight for Life helicopter shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday for...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

48-hour bonding would pinch county budgets

As part of Colorado’s new Prompt Pretrial Liberty and Fairness law, officials with the Montezuma County Combined Courts are required to study the costs for holding weekend court services. According...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County sheriff cracks down on illegal off-roading

San Juan County’s sheriff is cracking down on illegal off-roading in the high country around Silverton. “If you can’t properly use your toys in San Juan County, we’re going to take your toys away...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse falls, injures girl and dies near Hesperus

A full-grown horse wandered into a mobile-home park near Hesperus and mysteriously died Tuesday, at one point falling on and injuring a girl, according to La Plata County Animal Protection. Animal...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Natural sandstone arches of New Mexico

Perhaps you have heard tell of hidden natural sandstone arches in northern New Mexico, and among them a free-standing thin ribbon of rock. Anasazi Arch rises from its mother stone in a perfect...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man requires helicopter rescue after heart attack

A man who suffered a heart attack Sunday after a rafting trip on the Upper Animas River is expected to survive thanks to the efforts of emergency responders. Alex Mickel, owner of Mild to Wild...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango homeless man faces life in prison for sexually assaulting child

A 31-year-old man who was living homeless in Durango may spend the rest of his life in prison after being sentenced Wednesday for sexually assaulting a child. Johnathan Michael Wright was found...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Preventing child abuse in the classroom

Child abuse most often occurs in the home, and 90% of all child abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way, according to the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. That same...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff investigates suspected homicide in July 4 death

The death of a man that occurred July 4 west of Mancos is being investigated as a possible homicide, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. David Allen Mooney, 60, of Chino Valley,...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fenceline acquires Guy Drew Vineyards

Fenceline Cider is making moves in the wine business. The cidery in Mancos has purchased all winemaking equipment from Guy Drew Vineyards, whose owner will be joining the Fenceline team as...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

PHOTO: Fourth of July in Mancos

Courtesy of Lisa Shirk Mancos residents celebrated this year’s Fourth of July holiday with a traditional fireworks show.

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A burro festival sprouts in Mancos

Mancos will be taking part in a proud Colorado tradition at its upcoming Grand Summer Nights event – a Burrofest. The July 20 festival will feature a wide range of burro-centric activities,...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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