Man found dead in Pagosa hot spring is identified

An Arizona man who was found dead in a Pagosa Springs hot spring on Sept. 25 has been identified as 54-year old Matthew Kochen, the Archuleta County Coroner’s Office said Monday. Kochen was found...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New allegations of harassment in Yosemite, Yellowstone

At a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Thursday, Congress members shed light on egregious sexual harassment in two of America’s most cherished parks: Yellowstone and...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big presidential ballot awaits voters in Colorado

County clerks are complaining that a crowded ballot of presidential candidates in Colorado is complicating the process and leading to voter confusion. Colorado is one of only two states that allows...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Counterfeit bills make the rounds in Durango

The Durango Police Department reports an uptick in the number of counterfeit bills being passed around town during the past couple of months. The bills have turned up at banks, businesses with...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aging rural population strains West's health care systems

Last year, Peggy Clements slipped on the wood floor of her home and broke her leg. Alone at the time, she waited in agony until her daughter came home and drove her to the hospital, nearly an hour...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribes win one, lose one in pipeline protest

Hundreds of people gathered on the lawn outside the North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck last Friday afternoon for what was supposed to be a protest over construction of the $3.7-billion Dakota Access...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado gets a cannabis first: Certified hemp seed

DENVER – Colorado notched another nationwide first last week involving cannabis when state agriculture officials showed off the first certified domestic hemp seeds.The Colorado Department of...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is the American pika a victim of climate change?

For years, researchers have believed that climate change may be driving American pika populations from mountainous regions in the American West. A recent study further confirms their suspicions:...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds produce guidelines for Sage grouse conservation

DENVER – Federal land managers issued guidelines last week for restricting energy development, livestock grazing and other activities on public land in the West to protect the greater sage grouse,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado adults remain leanest in the nation

Colorado remained the leanest state in the nation in 2015, with a 20.2 percent adult obesity rate, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western monarch butterflies get a closer look

On warm fall days on the California coast, it’s not uncommon to see the iconic monarch butterfly flitting through the sky. In some places, so many butterflies are present that it makes an...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Documentary offers a sharp look at the West’s water crisis

In 1922, seven Western states agreed to divvy up the water in the Colorado River, paving the way for giant dams, reservoirs and aqueducts to move and store it. Over the next century, the arid...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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