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Mancos cross-country runners face test in Alamosa

Competing against many of the state’s finest distance runners at the Joe Vigil Open in Alamosa on Sept. 8, members of Mancos High School’s boys and girls cross-country teams gained valuable...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Dolores volleyball opens league play with win over Telluride

Throughout last year’s high school volleyball season, Dolores High School outside hitter Jordan Elder terrorized San Juan Basin League competition. The Lady Bears’ talented junior was back at it...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Samuelson: Why we don’t prepare for the future

WASHINGTON – More than 20 years ago, I wrote that Americans would solve their most pressing problems through either consensus or crisis. We would debate the country’s controversial issues until we...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Robert Samuelson

Autumn comes a little sooner this year, and with a note of sadness

If you’ve been seeing the tinge of yellow on trees, signaling the end of summer, and wondering how the season escaped you, we have some news: It’s not just you. Fall color is coming on sooner this...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Community is our most important asset

President Donald Trump proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month. The bottom line, is this just another communique out of Washington trying to elevate awareness that will continue to...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A letter to Congressman Scott Tipton

Here’s a worthy task for you: Restore conservative principles to the Republican Party. Explain to voters that personal integrity, human decency and adherence to the rule of law are traditional...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Editorial cartoon

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorial Cartoons

East Canyon Fire burning 6 miles south of Mancos

The lightning-caused East Canyon Fire, 6 miles south of Mancos, reached about 1 acre in size. The fire was reported Monday to the Durango Interagency Dispatch Center and was just west of the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposal seeks to boost gas well density in New Mexico basin

ALBUQUERQUE – A Houston-based oil and gas company wants New Mexico regulators to ease restrictions on well locations in two counties within one of the oldest producing basins in the U.S., saying...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Business

Businesses ask for tariff relief as trade war with China rolls on

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is moving forward last week with plans to impose tariffs on a wider array of Chinese imports even as it explores the possibility of a negotiated resolution of...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County lifts fire ban, in effect since April

The fire ban for Montezuma County was lifted Monday by the county commissioners on the recommendation from local fire department chiefs and Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Cortez Fire Protection District...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews will work on Colorado 141 north of Dove Creek

Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be working north of Dove Creek through Friday, Sept. 11-14. Tuesday through Friday, a crew will chip seal Colorado Highway 141 near...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News