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Astronaut shares experiences with audience at Canyons museum

Want to be an astronaut? “Do stuff. Learn stuff,” says former NASA astronaut Rick Hieb. Speaking Saturday at the Canyon of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, Hieb shared his experiences as an...

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

Area women plan ‘Little Black Dresses’ fundraiser on Sept. 22

The Mancos Valley Historical Society and the Bank of Colorado present “Little Black Dresses” on Sept. 22 at the home of Teri and Drew Simmons near Mancos. The women’s event will feature hors...

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

Community mourns Fraley, remembers his legacy

David Fraley, a well-known local businessman with a sense of civic duty and love of archaeology, died Friday. He was 63. According to his obituary , Fraley was born April 2, 1955, in Abilene,...

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

Wildfires reshape landscape of the U.S. West

BILLINGS, Mont. – Wildfires in the U.S. have charred more than 10,000 square miles so far this year, an area larger than the state of Maryland, with large fires still burning in every Western...

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

Southwest Memorial has plan to recover financial health

Southwest Memorial Hospital is struggling financially, but a robust recovery plan has been implemented to right the ship, top managers told a crowd of 50 concerned citizens and staff at a recent...

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

Colorado students show gains in literacy on 2018 state tests

More than half of all Colorado students in third through eighth grades continue to fall below state expectations in reading, writing and math, according to results of state tests students took this...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Man sentenced to 14 years in prison for sexual assault

James Zink, one of three men accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint Oct. 14, 2017, was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for second-degree assault. He was also sentenced to 10...

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

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally roars back into Durango

Vince Morris from Farmington is a regular at the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, and he’s glad to see it’s returning to its full glory. “I used to volunteer at the rally every year. It’s nice to...

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

Odds of shortage increase for vital river in Southwest

DENVER – The drought-stressed Colorado River carried even less water than expected this summer, increasing the odds of a shortage in the vital river system in 2020, federal water managers said...

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

Tiny home village near Escalante draws strong interest

The developer of a proposed tiny home village across the street from Escalante Middle School expects to see strong demand from potential residents after it starts accepting reservation applications...

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

Blaze north of Chimney Rock at 168 acres

The Horse Fire burning 8 miles north of U.S. Highway 160 and Chimney Rock is now burning at 168 acres, according to the Facebook page of the San Juan National Forest. The Forest Service reported...

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

Authorities identify 5 of 8 killed in New Mexico crash

ALBUQUERQUE – Authorities have identified five of the eight people who were killed when a semi-trailer veered across a median and smashed into a Greyhound bus, The Albuquerque Journal reported. The...

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