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Fort Lewis College builds foundation for enrollment growth

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus this week welcomed thousands of students back to a campus with a renewed vision for growth after years of declining enrollment. Stritikus started last...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State gas commission suspends operations at Kinder Morgan well

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has suspended operations of a Kinder Morgan carbon dioxide well on County Road BB after a gas-venting complaint from a neighbor, according to...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

PHOTO: Two-vehicle crash on Colorado 145

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner tours Aspen Wood Products Mill

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner visited the Aspen Wood Products Mill in Mancos Tuesday as part of a tour of Colorado. The mill, owned and operated by David Sitton, was formerly the Western Excelsior Plant,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos library celebrates banned books

Mancos librarian Jenni Kitchen loves banned books. And she believes strongly that libraries have a responsibility to “keep the light on” by providing access to books and other materials, edgy or...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats looking to unseat Sen. Cory Gardner to attend forum in Durango

The 11 Democratic candidates looking to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner will be in Durango this weekend. Anne Markward with the La Plata County Democrats announced a forum will be held...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears cause two crashes in two days involving same family

Bears caused two vehicle crashes in two days over Labor Day weekend in La Plata County – involving the same Texas family. “It blew my mind,” said Roxanne Kascak-Pendleton, a member of the family....

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Famous wayward condor that visited Montezuma County is growing up

Nate, the young California condor that became famous after his wayward flight to Montezuma County from the Grand Canyon in 2014, is alive and well. Nicknamed “Nate” based on wing tag number, N8,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Valley River Film Festival features films on canyons

Outdoor adventure films are returning to Mancos this fall, for the third annual Mancos Valley River Film Festival. The two-day event is hosted by Mancos Valley Resources, with proceeds going toward...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Medicare for All explored as an alternative to the status quo

U.S. health care spending reached $3.65 trillion last year, a number that has residents nationally and in Southwest Colorado examining how the health industry could be reformed. Medicare for All is...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poverty rates falling in Montezuma and La Plata counties

Child poverty rates in La Plata and Montezuma counties are falling, newly released data show. A report from the Colorado Children’s Campaign showed child poverty rates in La Plata County dropped...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores teacher tells about flight from war-torn Sudan

Dolores teacher Nyibol Bior endured war in Sudan as a child but never gave up – an experience she translates into lessons of perseverance, hard work and compassion. As a child in the 1980s, Bior’s...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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