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Jonathan Romeo

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Arizona man spends night clinging to life vest in Vallecito Reservoir

An Arizona man in his early 20s was rescued Tuesday morning from Vallecito Reservoir after spending the night clinging to a life vest. Randy Vreeland, deputy chief with the Upper Pine River Fire...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man ticketed for duct-taping dog’s muzzle shut

A 23-year-old man who duct-taped his dog’s mouth shut and left the animal in a car parked at the Durango Community Recreation Center has been charged with animal cruelty. Both the 6th Judicial...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tape reveals cows had access to water

The livestock that local environmentalist Rose Chilcoat and her husband, Mark Franklin, supposedly put at risk by closing a gate had full access to water and were not in danger, according to the...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo State Park volunteer Terry Zink hits 20,000 hours

Almost 25 years ago, Terry Zink was on his way from Colorado Springs to Arizona for a quick vacation when he stopped off at Navajo State Park to fish and, in a way, he’s never left. Zink never made...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funnel clouds form over Southwest Colorado

Funnel clouds formed across Southwest Colorado last weekend as monsoon season was in full swing, but the spinning clouds didn’t appear to touch down to form tornadoes. Two pictures of funnel clouds...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Return of the native Colorado River cutthroat trout

When all is said and done, the upper reaches of Hermosa Creek, north of Durango, will have the largest continuous stretch of native Colorado River cutthroat trout in the state. “In Colorado, we’ve...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two victims in Thursday head-on crash identified

Authorities on Friday identified the two victims killed in a head-on crash Thursday on U.S. Highway 160, in the Cherry Creek area west of Hesperus. The crash occurred around 5:15 p.m. just east of...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Another flash flood watch issued Thursday for western Colorado

Another flash flood watch has been issued for much of western Colorado and eastern Utah as thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected to develop Thursday afternoon and last until the evening....

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flash flood watch issued for western Colorado, eastern Utah

A flash flood watch is in effect for most of western Colorado and eastern Colorado and eastern Utah, as slow moving storms could bring heavy rainfall Wednesday afternoon. According to the National...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez gets case of district attorney's stolen bike

An alleged thief gambled and lost last week when he decided to steal a high-profile bike from a high-profile lawyer. Sixth Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne returned home July 8 from...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Semitrailer spills 42,100 pounds of beer on Wolf Creek Pass

The only casualty was the beer – about 42,100 pounds of it. Last week, a semi-truck driver was westbound on Wolf Creek Pass when the brakes went out just over the top of the pass, said Durango...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmental groups challenge Silverton heli-skiing land swap

Several groups are challenging a controversial expansion of helicopter skiing terrain near Silverton, calling the deal “veiled and illegal.” “The Bureau of Land Management is legally responsible to...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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