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La Plata County woman sentenced for animal cruelty

A La Plata County woman who had more than 100 animals seized from her property in 2017 was sentenced Friday to three years’ probation after pleading guilty to five counts of animal cruelty. Eight...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hematite Basin: Lake, Flowers and Peaks

Submerge yourself in a riot of flowers while hiking to Arctic blue Hematite Lake. A few miles east of Silverton, this trail will present a superb wildflower tour through mid-August. Satiated by...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Arizona man ‘deeply, deeply sorry’ after arrest for dragging dog behind truck

An Arizona man who police say dragged his dog on a chain behind his truck while drunken driving, killing the dog, is “deeply, deeply sorry” for the “tragic accident,” his public defender said...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Impossible Whopper: There’s no mystery to this ‘meat’

The Impossible Whopper, a plant-based patty promising all the flavor of ground beef without the environmental impacts associated with cattle production, was rolled out this week at every Burger...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A Hickenlooper retreat to Senate race could be rough

For months, former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper has been under pressure from fellow Democrats to abandon his long-shot presidential bid and tackle a task closer to home – challenging...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters will be asked to create property tax for libraries

Voters in southwest La Plata County will be asked in November to save the libraries in the Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa elementary schools by implementing a new property tax. Petitioners submitted...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mobile home park’s sewage lagoon still seeping into Lightner Creek

Issues with Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park’s sewage pond, which has been seeping raw wastewater into its namesake creek for more than 10 years, have still not been fixed, state officials said this...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash involving motorcycle sends one to hospital

A motorcyclist was injured about 3:30 p.m. Friday after being rear-ended on U.S. Highway 160 east of Cortez. According to a witness, a westbound motorcyclist was making a left turn into the KOA...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Orchard project kicks off fundraiser

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project has embarked on a $1.3 million capital fundraising campaign to purchase an operations base and equipment needed for a large-scale revival of the local...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Internet, cellphone service return after 24-hour outage in Silverton

A lightning strike took out internet service and cellphone coverage for about 24 hours in Silverton. The strike occurred Thursday afternoon and apparently hit or impacted a cell tower near the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez land use code update enters final phase

The Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed a near-finalized version of the updated land use code Tuesday night. Commissioners didn’t have many further edits and appeared to be in favor of...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

July restaurant inspections: Gustavo’s, Zuma, Hong Kong, P&D ...

Colorado has implemented new 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: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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