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From a peace walker to a freedom rider

I have heard you yelling your obscenities, breathed in the black diesel smoke of your truck exhaust, felt my nerves perk as your barking dogs lunge at me, heard the heavy-handed honking of your...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Our view: It’s a man-eater!

In 1987, 11-year-old Juan Perez and two other boys scaled a fence at night and sneaked into the polar bear cage at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn, New York. Two bears mauled and killed Juan ....

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Lori Haukeness: Our plan is a starting point for opening school

On July 28, the Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 Board of Education approved our school reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year. In the design, there are plans for the start of school to...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Escaped lamb leads residents on chase through downtown Cortez

A lamb on the loose in downtown Cortez Tuesday morning triggered community cooperation and excitement. The 4-month-old escaped from her trailer parked near Pippos, then sprinted down North Street,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested on suspicion of sex assault at Durango motel

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman last weekend at a Durango motel. The Durango Police Department posted to social media that officers received a...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Census hasn’t always counted Native Americans. Now it tries.

Norbert Nez is worried about the census. A self-described map enthusiast, he took a job with the Census Bureau in 1990 as an enumerator fresh out of college and eager to find a decent-paying job....

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | UPDATED: 23 hours 25 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College will mentor CU Boulder postdoctoral students

Students completing their doctorates at the University of Colorado Boulder are now eligible for a newly formed postdoctoral teaching fellowship at Fort Lewis College. The new program, CU@FLC, is a...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Campus life will look different this year at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College plans to lease a hotel in Durango to handle more requests for single dorm rooms, and some students will be trained as health advocates to educate people about procedures taken on...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | UPDATED: 23 hours 25 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Altercation over face masks escalates into violence at Durango store

A 23-year-old Durango woman has been cited with disorderly conduct on suspicion of punching a man in the face after a dispute about wearing face masks during the coronavirus pandemic. Durango...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington man suspected of disorderly conduct at transgender rights march in Durango

A 59-year-old Farmington man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of disorderly conduct after getting into a confrontation with two women who were participating in a transgender rights march in...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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