Colorado

More questions raised by testing of funeral home cremains

GRAND JUNCTION – Families involved in the Sunset Mesa funeral home case hoped to answer at least one question. All the unknowns that surfaced after the FBI raided the Montrose business nine months...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Artistic tribute to 416 Fire cub donated to Durango Welcome Center

A wooden tribute to the female bear cub rescued from the 416 Fire has moved into the Durango Welcome Center. Alpine Bank donated a bench depicting the beloved cub and Smokey Bear to the center...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One death linked to turkey salmonella

NEW YORK – Federal health officials on Nov. 8 reported the first death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the death was in...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

416 Fire did not burn at as high intensity as thought

A new study of the 416 Fire burn scar found the fire, which ripped through the San Juan National Forest this summer, did not burn at such a high severity as previously thought. In July, the U.S....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescue in the Rockies: Medevac team faces risks and rewards

The San Juan Mountains are like a riverbed – at least that’s how Matt Hansen, lead pilot for Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Flight for Life, describes it. The wind breaks over the peaks like...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-elevation road in Rocky Mountain Park closes for season

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK – Trail Ridge Road over the high tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park has closed for the season. The National Park Service announced the closure Wednesday. The road...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Standing Rock’s countdown to Election Day

Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn had at least three things to do before 5 p.m. She had to get across town to the Bureau of Indian Affairs building in time to figure out how to print more tribal IDs, do an...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores’ Lone Mesa center moving into consolidated office in Mancos

The Lone Mesa Colorado Parks and Wildlife center in Dolores will move into an office to be built at Mancos State Park. The 600-square-foot facility will house administrative offices for Lone Mesa...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced to 25 years for shooting at police post

DENVER – A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors who charged him with firing at a Denver police command post. Kairo Alejandres-Vizcaino was...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper: We transformed the way we think about the state

Gov. John Hickenlooper touted an improved view of Colorado across the nation as his biggest accomplishment in his two terms. Hickenlooper , who leaves office in 83 days, met with The Durango Herald...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two wildfires in western Colorado are contained

The 36,520-acre Bull Draw Fire, which started July 29 from a lightning strike, is now 100 percent contained after receiving more than 5 inches of precipitation from recent storms, according to the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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