Empire Electric discusses renewable energy costs

As Colorado leaders lean toward a reliance on renewable energy, Empire Electric Association is seeing increased local interest in solar energy. But the price to purchase solar power must not raise...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New neighborhood park west of Durango misses mark

A partially collapsed and fenced-off tennis court stands on the edge of a dried-out field in the Durango West 1 subdivision, in an area originally envisioned as a gathering place for residents,...

DATE: July 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Faith-based alliance seeks temporary shelters for homeless

A Durango faith-based alliance is working to set up temporary day and night shelters to offer homeless residents a refuge next winter. The Neighbors in Need Alliance plans to set up the shelters by...

DATE: July 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcyclist crashes on U.S. Highway 550

A motorcyclist from the Front Range suffered serious injuries Friday morning after crashing between Molas Pass and Silverton on U.S. Highway 550. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jeff Chmielewski said...

DATE: July 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

June inspections: Two Fiestas and two Dollars

Colorado has implemented restaurant inspection regulations that took effect Jan. 1. The Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations are based on a national standard for retail food...

DATE: July 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tomac’s one-two punch at Redbud gives him the motocross win

Eli Tomac of Cortez dominated the 450 Class meet at the Redbud National on Saturday, winning the first moto and challenging Marvin Musquin for the sweep in the second. As the motocross series...

DATE: July 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Energy storage is key to reaching renewable energy goals

WASHINGTON – As Colorado pushes toward its goal of 100% reliance on renewable energy by 2040, deploying grid-scale energy storage should play a crucial role, experts say. Energy storage experts and...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory exploring sale of company

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has hired a financial adviser to explore a sale of the company as it examines options to boost long-term shareholder value. The announcement comes after a multiyear...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Alpacka Raft finds Mancos fine for manufacturing

Not many manufacturers call small-town America home anymore, but the stars and the development of the packrafting industry seem to have aligned to make Mancos the perfect place for Alpacka Raft....

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Confederate float in Bayfield’s Fourth of July parade stirs controversy

A float at the Bayfield Fourth of July parade promoting the Confederate flag caused a bit of a stir Thursday. “I was just appalled,” said Robin Goldman, who has lived in Bayfield for 15 years....

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thousands celebrate Independence Day in Cortez

This year’s fireworks show in Cortez saw the traditional bursts of color and family barbecues – and even a guest appearance from an apparently distressed deer. The fireworks display – shot off from...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hey, hard-to-reach communities – Colorado wants you counted in 2020 census

The census holds the key to federal funding, but some communities are harder to accurately count than others. One Colorado grant program could help fix that. Gov. Jared Polis signed the bipartisan...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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