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Bill aims to clear slow-moving traffic on mountain highways

DENVER – A Colorado state senator believes he has the solution to frustrating slow-moving traffic on two-lane mountain highways.But Sen. Mike Merrifield, D-Colorado Springs, must first steer his...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonresidents catching up with Coloradans at Fort Lewis College

In preparation for Fort Lewis College’s upcoming strategic planning, philosophy professor Justin McBrayer decided to take a look at the school’s student body over time, and what he found surprised...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winning tickets in $1.6B lottery sold in 3 states

California lottery officials reported on Wednesday night that a winning Powerball ticket was sold in Chino Hills Parkway. Two other winners, in Florida and Tennessee, were also reported.The...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News


Feds to study butterfly found in Southwest Federal officials plan to study the status of a butterfly once found across the Southwest to see if it warrants protection under the Endangered Species...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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