Colorado

Colorado Rep. J. Paul Brown to announce re-election bid Jan. 16

Weather permitting, Republican State House Rep. J. Paul Brown of Ignacio will announce his re-election bid in every county in District 59 on Jan. 16, beginning in Durango. “I have been a (La...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rotary Clubs deliver solar power to homes on Navajo reservation

Many Navajos live in remote places far from utilities that most Americans take for granted. Some La Plata County residents have been traveling to the Navajo reservation to bring electric lights to...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow snarls traffic in Durango

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative leaders focus on rural Colorado

DENVER – Colorado legislative leaders on Monday said rural Colorado will be a focus in the upcoming legislative session. In outlining their agendas for the year, leaders from both the House and...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Employer-provided housing now before Durango City Council

The Durango Planning Commission unanimously approved recommending 12 changes to the Land Use and Development Code – including a provision to allow employer-provided housing. The Community...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado health exchange trying to attract more businesses

More businesses can now shop for health insurance within the state’s small-business marketplace, and it is a step aimed at helping to boost enrollment in the group plans and control prices....

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Country’s largest national parks hit visitation records

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Many of the country’s most prominent national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Zion, set new visitation records in 2015 and are bracing for what could be an even...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado still not sure whether legal marijuana made roads less safe

Three years after Colorado voted to legalize recreational marijuana, little is known about whether the state’s roads are less safe – and law enforcement efforts remain largely focused on alcohol,...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Briefs

Hickenlooper engaged to girlfriend Pringle DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is getting married. Spokeswoman Kathy Green said Tuesday that Hickenlooper and his girlfriend, Robin Pringle, got...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Public Employees’ Retirement Association report says unfunded liability reduced by $15 billion

DENVER – Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton remains at odds with members of the state’s retirement benefits board over the stability of the system. Stapleton’s comments come after the Public...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public asked help track Colorado wildlife

DENVER – Colorado wildlife officials are trying to turn visitors to state parks and trails into amateur naturalists, creating an app that can be used to photograph animals and create a database...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill would allow lawsuits after Gold King Mine spill north of Durango

DENVER – State legislation has been drafted in an effort to pressure the federal government into quickly settling damage claims stemming from the Gold King Mine spill. Rep. Don Coram, R-Montrose,...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News