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Dallas firm completes purchase of First National Bank

The $134.4 million sale of First National Bank of Durango, the town’s first bank which opened in 1882, to Triumph Bancorp Inc. of Dallas is now complete, and new TBK Bank signs are already up. In...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Music, math collide on New Mexico PBS educational program

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico PBS has partnered with the Santa Fe Institute and the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra to produce an hour-long educational program. The program, The Majesty of Music and...

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

Fallout continues for US Olympic Committee as board chairman Larry Probst resigns

Amid ongoing turmoil over the lack of oversight that led to the Larry Nassar abuse scandal, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Monday that its longtime board chairman, Larry Probst, 68, will step...

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

Kidnapping suspect remains at large after police chase

Law enforcement agencies in the Four Corners are searching for a Durango man accused of holding six people hostage, five of whom were children, in a car chase with police last week. Carlos Alires,...

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

Cortez hosts Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days

Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days will be held in Cortez this year on Sept. 12-14. The sold-out conference provides information, networking and professional training sessions for community...

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

Third of New Mexico teachers get highest ratings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The number of high-performing public school teachers in New Mexico has increased, according to results from annual evaluations released Monday by the state Public Education...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Baby delivered after New Mexico bus-truck crash dies

ALBUQUERQUE – One of two babies delivered prematurely after a deadly collision between a semitruck and commercial bus in New Mexico last month has died. University of New Mexico Hospital spokesman...

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

Meth makes comeback in Colorado as opioid epidemic worsens

COLORADO SPRINGS – Recent data shows methamphetamine use made a deadly comeback across Colorado last year. The Gazette reports figures from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment...

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

Chaco excavation reveals evidence of ceramics

Vern and Kathy Hensler, current employees at Aztec Ruins and Chaco Culture National Historic Park, will present findings tonight from a pre-Chacoan site. The Basketmaker III habitation site, which...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College’s new president launches a listening tour

Tom Stritikus is beginning his tenure as president of Fort Lewis College playing to a strength: listening. Stritikus is in the middle of a listening tour during his first weeks on campus. He...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Education

Howard Grotts 15th; Kate Courtney claims mountain bike world championship

Durango’s Howard Grotts had his best career finish in an elite men’s cross-country mountain bike world championships race, while his teammate Kate Courtney won the women’s world title. Grotts...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Natural gas pipeline and wells proposed east of Bayfield

An 8-mile natural gas pipeline and a handful of wells are being proposed in the Fosset Gulch area, east of Bayfield. The project – the Northern Extension Pipeline and associated Fruitland Coal Gas...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News