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Western Slope leaders call for stricter regulations on oil, gas pollution

A growing number of elected officials on the Western Slope are pushing for regulations on oil and gas pollution to reflect stricter rules currently in place on the Front Range. “Why would we have...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango airport approved for $3.9 million land purchase

Durango-La Plata County Airport has been given the green light to pursue a $3.9 million purchase of 12.5 acres to help meet future expansion needs. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill would create text reminders for court hearings

A Colorado Senate committee has advanced a bill that would enact a text message program to remind criminal defendants of upcoming court hearings, but Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is unsure...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Shanta Foundation serving new villages in poorer, drier area of Myanmar

A Durango nonprofit that works with rural villagers in Myanmar, a country in Southeast Asia, is expanding into a new region of the country under the direction of a new executive director. The...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendants in Road G kidnapping bound over to district court

Two defendants in a Dec. 7 kidnapping and robbery case on County Road G have been bound over to 22nd Judicial District Court. Towaoc residents Clint Laner, 28, and Keshaun Begay, 20, waived their...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

No charges filed in Durango man’s death

A suspect accused of murdering a Durango man almost a year ago will not be charged with a crime, police said. Michael Bourriague, 51, was found dead April 13, 2018, at his home on Plymouth Drive...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mount Lookout Grange is named Project of the Year

The Mount Lookout Grange has been named the 2018 Project of the Year by the Mancos Valley Resources Board and was honored at the group’s annual meeting this week. Mancos Valley Resources, a...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A Mesa Verde plate: New tags would help support national park

Instead of fake news, how about real news? Instead of political posturing and name calling, how about a project to unite us as a region and a state? How about a Mesa Verde National Park license...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Cortez adopts incentive program to encourage development

Builders in Cortez could soon benefit from a one-year incentive program that waives or reduces fees to encourage development on legally platted and developed vacant lots throughout town. City...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trooper Tips: A Call to Action, Part 2

Last month, I talked about crashes over the 2018 holiday season which took nine lives in seven crashes over a 72-hour period. We now need to start looking at the causes of these crashes. Each of...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis would commute sentences if state lawmakers pass death penalty ban

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday if lawmakers pass a proposal to end the state’s death penalty, he’ll commute the sentence of convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap to life in prison. “If the...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kotarski resentenced after alleged fraud at corrections facility

A community corrections inmate in Montrose used stolen credit cards and the names of other inmates to buy pizza and sandwiches, resulting in the expulsion of two Montezuma County defendants from...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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