Lawmakers will try to raise smoking age

Congress could soon pass bipartisan legislation raising the age to purchase tobacco products across the U.S. to 21 from 18. But if the proposal grinds to a halt in the slow-moving gears of...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What is the most ‘Colorado’ food?

In 1930, a Philadelphia hot dog vendor named Pat Olivieri tossed some beef on a grill for a sandwich. A passing cab driver caught a whiff of the sizzling steak and soon Olivieri had a following....

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Abortion-rights advocates work to ‘expose’ alleged fake clinics

GREELEY – Isabel Serafin hid the “pregnant pee” under her clothes, sealed in a glass container surrounded by handwarmers. She kept her phone in her pocket, recording audio, as she walked into the...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado and New Mexico state parks offer free entrance

FARMINGTON — Looking to take advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday or escape the chaos of Black Friday sales? Colorado and New Mexico state parks are offering free entry today. Colorado Parks and...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A Snapchat video of a boy’s suicide left police chasing social media ghosts

DACONO – On a May night just after the end of the school year, 13-year-old Von Mercado opened a Snapchat video call and set his cellphone on the ground in his backyard. Then he climbed a ladder...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The scoop on the Great Colorado Payback

The commonplace lost and found is home to a dropped glove or a jacket forgotten in a hurry, but the state’s lost and found — managed by the state treasurer’s office — is a treasure-trove. ...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado to provide next year’s Capitol Christmas tree

GRAND JUNCTION – Next year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will come from Western Colorado. U.S. Forest Service officials said Monday a tree would be cut from Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre or Gunnison...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police report 3 burglaries in less than 24 hours

Three burglaries were reported in Durango in less than 24 hours, according to police. Durango police Cmdr. Rita Warfield said the first incident occurred at Albertsons, 311 West College Drive,...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big money and controversy surround Western trophy hunts

Eight days after he killed an elk nicknamed “Bullwinkle” in a hayfield east of Ellensburg, Washington, Tod Reichert had some explaining to do. Again. Over at least two decades, the southwest...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus man has been cutting wood for 30 years, and he can’t stop

HESPERUS – Five thousand, two hundred sixty and counting. That’s how many cords of wood Tom Fischer says he’s cut and sold in almost 30 years. That’s more than 660,000 cubic feet of wood – enough...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters reject tax increase for Cortez school district

On Tuesday, Montezuma County voters denied a new tax increase for Cortez schools, chose new school board members for Dolores and Mancos districts, and denied a measure intended to stabilize the...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez officer testifies in case of missing Kansas girl

A Cortez police officer testified Monday in Kansas about the arrest of a Topeka man who has been charged with sex-related crimes after he was found in a local hotel with a teen girl. Stephon...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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