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Group of nearly 250 immigrants arrested at New Mexico border

ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. – U.S. Border Patrol agents in New Mexico say a group of nearly 250 immigrants are in custody after turning themselves in to authorities at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meeting to explore needs, recruit volunteers for homeless services

The gaps and strengths in Durango’s social safety net for homeless residents will be explored Saturday at a meeting. Community Compassion Outreach, a Durango nonprofit, is hosting the meeting that...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What Sears and GE declines say about capitalism

WASHINGTON – General Electric and Sears have fallen on hard times, and that tells us a lot about U.S. capitalism. Both were once great enterprises -– symbols of American ingenuity and imagination....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Minister of hate: Why can’t national Women’s March leaders quit him?

There is a controversy brewing at the The University of North Carolina Asheville, which has invited Tamika Mallory to be the keynote speaker Jan. 24 for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

President Trump speaks clearly for me

I am tired of listening to politicians, media and so-called “personalities” acting like they are speaking for me and much of rural America. President Trump speaks for me. In plain English. Not...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why are we gouged, our taxes misspent?

I would just like to know if some of our local business folks in Cortez, who encourage all of us to shop local, could explain to all of us why gasoline prices are and, have been for weeks, over 50...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Total lunar eclipse should be amazing

On Sunday evening, Jan. 20, southwest Colorado will see a total lunar eclipse, weather permitting. A waxing partial eclipse will begin at 8:33 p.m. local time, then become a total eclipse at 9:41...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Montezuma County seeks way to open Mesa Verde road

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners jumped into 2019 by welcoming newly elected member Jim Candelaria and new county administrator Shak Powers. Out of the gate, the commissioners and staff...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County grad rates exceed state average

The Colorado Department of Education released 2018 graduation rate data Wednesday morning, and Montezuma County schools exceeded the state average. Of the three districts, Mancos School District...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hearty thanks from Recycling Initiative

Happy 2019 to the people of the Four Corners from the Four Corners Recycling Initiative! Thanks to our fabulous sponsors for the 2018 November annual fundraiser “Dining for Recycling” – Dolores...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Report: Tax increase needed to keep La Plata County afloat

With oil and natural gas not expected to bounce back anytime soon, it appears only a tax increase to county residents can save La Plata County’s declining operating budget, according to a long-term...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis punts decision to open shuttered prison

Colorado’s prisons are 99 percent full, and the inmate population is projected to rise. But Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, who has made criminal justice reform one of his priorities as the state’s...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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