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Cortez man injured in head-on crash at U.S. 160/491 intersection

A 25-year-old Cortez man was in stable condition Monday morning at Southwest Memorial Hospital after suffering broken bones in a head-on collision Sunday night at the intersection of U.S. Highway...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bountiful hay harvest begins in Montezuma County

Rusty Hall has already made a first cutting on 80 acres of leased land in McElmo Canyon, setting up what he expects will be a banner year for hay production in Montezuma County. “Last year was...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State treasurer discusses PERA, unclaimed property

A bill requiring an examination of the risks of climate change to the retirement investments of Colorado’s public employees died in the recent session of the Colorado General Assembly – a proper...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

FCC clears way for Denver satellite TV in Southwest Colorado

La Plata and Montezuma county residents are a step closer to receiving Denver television stations via satellite. The Federal Communications Commission issued a memorandum opinion and order Thursday...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: State Patrol identifies Arizona man killed on Colorado 145

A 63-year-old man from Arizona driving a GMC pickup truck was killed in a head-on collision with 10-wheel tar tanker at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday on Colorado Highway 145 at mile marker 30, near Taylor...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez adds affordable dental care option

People struggling to make ends meet and lacking health insurance that covers dentistry have a new option with the restructuring of Cortez Dental Care. A $100,000 grant from Delta Dental of Colorado...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Benefit concert supports at-risk immigrants

Musicians, poets, writers and other artists came together Sunday evening at the Durango Arts Center for a night of music and spoken word performance to raise funds in support of the rights of...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tailwind Nutrition finds new home

For Jeff and Jenny Vierling, finding light-industrial and warehouse space off La Posta Road was the culmination of a two-year search for the right manufacturing space to keep their business,...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango-La Plata County Airport lands $6.8 million in federal funding

The Durango-La Plata Airport has been awarded $6.8 million to help pay for a complete reconstruction of its 9,200-foot taxiway. Director of Aviation Tony Vicari said the total cost of the project...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested in Nashville for Telluride-area burglaries

A man has been arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, on suspicion of four burglaries last month west of Telluride in Placerville and Sawpit, Colorado. Michael Grand, 30, was arrested May 29 in...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longtime Durango barber hangs up the shears

Tony Gallegos estimates he’s worn out 20 pairs of shears during the 43 years he’s cut hair at College Plaza Hair Design. He won’t be going through a 21st pair; he plans to retire June 13. After...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado tourism rising from the ashes

All indications point to a strong tourism season in Southwest Colorado, and the headwinds hurting the region last year – drought and fire – look to be but a memory. In fact, last year’s summer of...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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