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Scouting mission begins for proposed Rio Grande Trail

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Hikers have embarked on a 500-mile expedition that will traverse New Mexico. The mission: Chart out the best route and identify what challenges might lay ahead as the state...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado reservoir may shrink to level not seen since 1987

COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado’s largest body of water is on track to approach historic lows this fall, prompting early closures of some of the area’s recreation opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Santa Fe Fiesta turns page on tribute to conquistadors

SANTA FE, N.M. – Civic leaders in New Mexico’s capital city are turning the page on a grinding dispute over the annual re-enactment of a 17th century conquistador reclaiming Santa Fe after a Native...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Passionate collector donates rare Olympic treasure trove

COLORADO SPRINGS – The collector of the world’s most thorough cache of Olympic torches, medals and other valuable keepsakes insists he does not play favorites. They are all his babies. Still, when...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango’s Robbins rolls to UCI Mountain Bike World Championships finish

Madeline “Maddie Jo” Robbins had a singular focus all season, and that was to race at the world championships of mountain biking. Even a broken wrist wouldn’t keep her away. The Durango High School...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Woman taken into custody after brief standoff with police

A La Plata County woman was arrested after a brief standoff with police Thursday north of downtown Durango. Michelle Lewis, 40, was being held Thursday night in the La Plata County Jail on...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

REZ-olution X is going to rock Ignacio

The Sky Ute Fairgrounds is going to rock Saturday. For the 10th year, REZ-olution X, the Southern Ute Tribal Fair Youth Concert, will feature an afternoon of rock and metal bands, most from the...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Homeland Security head: Colorado tops U.S. in vote security

DENVER – Colorado, whose election systems are ranked among the nation’s safest, held a cyber-security and disaster exercise Thursday for dozens of state, county and federal elections officials to...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel to discuss ‘fake news’ that permeates field of anthropology

Fake news has been a trending controversy for two years, but archaeologists have been debunking strange ideas for decades, if not centuries. “Frauds, Myths and Mysteries in Archaeology” will...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New center provides emergency aid, counseling to veterans

A new veterans center quietly opened last month in Bodo Industrial Park south of downtown Durango to provide emergency aid, free counseling and a variety of other services to those in need. The...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds: Sale of U.S. tribal items declines in Paris

ALBUQUERQUE – A federal report shows the number of Native American cultural items listed for bidding at five Paris auction houses declined after an uproar two years ago led to the halted sale of an...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trout species thought to be extinct found alive in Southwest Colorado

A native species of trout thought to be extinct was found alive and well recently in Southwest Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced the discovery of a “unique genetic lineage” of the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News