Spring storm zaps Durango, Mancos and Cortez with snow

A spring storm brought snow Monday morning to much of Southwest Colorado, including Durango and Cortez, with the wet weather expected to continue through the day. The storm delivered about 5 inches...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man arrested in connection with Ignacio death

Authorities have arrested a 50-year-old Cortez man on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with a death last week in Ignacio. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office on Monday announced...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

PCC Southwest welders celebrate 100% pass rate

Welding students at Pueblo Community College Southwest recently celebrated after passing their end-of-the-year welding test with a 100% pass rate. This is the sixth year in a row that PCC Southwest...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conditions ideal for prescribed burns in Southwest Colorado

Taking advantage of nature’s bounty, the San Juan National Forest anticipates ramping up efforts to mitigate wildfire danger by increasing prescribed burns through fall. SJNF plans to burn at least...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Protesters march to White Mesa uranium mill

Fifty anti-nuclear activists including Ute Mountain Ute tribal members showed up Saturday for a 5-mile protest march to the entrance of the White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah. The...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Orchards in Southwest Colorado look promising this year

The apple and peach orchards in Southwest Colorado are blooming late this year, but the delay helped avoid a frost, owners say. A strong crop is expected, thanks to record levels of low-elevation...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Insect to be released to combat invasive weeds in Southwest Colorado

A wasp will be brought to two Southwest Colorado wetlands this spring to join the battle against the noxious Russian knapweed, which harms native plants and wildlife. The effort, according to the...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez updates open records request policy

The city of Cortez has updated its records policy to comply with Colorado open records law and be more accessible, according to staff. The policy aims to ensure “prompt and equitable service to...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Whitewater dam release for Dolores River scheduled for Memorial Day weekend

A 10-day whitewater boating release is planned for the Dolores River below McPhee dam and reservoir, managers announced this week. The recreational water flows will be let out from Tuesday to May...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Apple orchard bloom

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain bike riders rule Mesa Verde for 12 hours

Hundreds of mountain bikers flocked to Cortez for the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde event Saturday at the famed Phil’s World Mountain Bike Trail. Athletes could compete solo or in teams of four. Tamara...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

BLM launches tip line to report suspicious activity on public lands

The old slogan, “If you see something, say something,” just got a little easier to do for anyone who sees nefarious activities on public lands in Southwest Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management’s...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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