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Roosevelt in Colorado: Stained glass honors president who cherished the West

A century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt died at his home in Sagamore Hill, New York, but his contributions to the West and to Colorado live on. Teddy was beloved by many Westerners, and he...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Cortez’s annual Easter egg hunt is coming up

Spring has arrived, which means that the Cortez Rotary Club’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is coming up. The event will be held April 20 at City Park, starting at 10 a.m. sharp. The Easter bunny is...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado law permits seizure of guns if owner is a threat

DENVER – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has signed a “red flag” gun law that permits the seizure of firearms from people who pose a danger to themselves or others. Polis, a Democrat, signed the bill...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County commissioners consider extending term limits

A discussion on whether to extend term limits for Montezuma County commissioners will be held Tuesday during the commissioners regular meeting. Currently, commissioners are limited to two...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Golden eagle hit by a car released back into the wild

A golden eagle hit by a car last summer was released back into the wild east of Durango after being rehabbed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff for almost a year. CPW spokesman Joe Lewandowski...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Restaurant inspections: Ocean Pearl, Chavolito’s, Livestock Auction

Colorado has implemented new restaurant inspection regulations that took effect Jan. 1. The Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations are based on a national standard for retail food...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

More sentences handed down in Ute Mountain fraud case

Six new sentences were handed down in a $1.5 million Ute Mountain Ute Tribe embezzlement case that previously resulted in 16 convictions. A three-year investigation by the U.S. Department of...

DATE: April 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 37 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: In bloom

DATE: April 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial date set in large-scale marijuana bust

U.S. District Court Judge Robert Blackburn set an August trial date Monday for four suspects facing felony charges in connection with illegal marijuana cultivation in Montezuma County. Jimmy Dang,...

DATE: April 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

April 15 is coming: Are you a procrastinator?

OK folks, it’s the final week before tax filing deadline, one of the best weeks of the year for you to determine if you are a procrastinator. If you haven’t yet filed your income taxes with the...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teen birth rates decline, but sexually transmitted diseases rise in Southwest Colorado

The good news: Many sexually active teens are successfully preventing pregnancies in Colorado and La Plata County. The bad news: Sexually transmitted diseases are a growing problem among high...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Strong winds, rain and snow forecast for Southwest Colorado

A weather advisory is in effect for the southwest San Juan Mountains from midnight Tuesday until 9 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Up to 9 inches of snow was forecast for...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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