Two test positive for coronavirus in Colorado

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday two people have tested positive for coronavirus in Colorado, marking the state’s first cases in the global outbreak. The governor announced both cases during...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

With most votes counted, Bernie Sanders takes win in La Plata County

Bernie Sanders is assured the top spot among La Plata County voters in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary with all ballots counted except for about 460 from military members, overseas...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Avalanche terrain trap’ near Vail steals two lives

The three snowbikers were prepared with avalanche beacons, shovels and probe poles on Feb. 15. Two even carried avalanche airbag backpacks. They saw signs of avalanches on the slopes above the...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warren unveils plan to legalize marijuana

Before a campaign event in Denver, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren rolled out a sweeping plan to legalize marijuana in the U.S. The plan, called A Just and Equitable Cannabis...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Uncounted 2019 ballots found in Western Colorado county

GRAND JUNCTION — An elections clerk in a western Colorado county found nearly 600 ballots for the November 2019 election that went uncollected — and uncounted, she reported this week. “This is a...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

30 people indicted for drug trafficking in Colorado

DENVER – Thirty people from two different suspected drug rings have been indicted for drug trafficking in Colorado, including a woman accused of being the leader of a Mexican ring based in Denver...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The science of sunsets and the secrets of alpenglow

FARMINGTON — No matter how many times we have seen the sun set in a blaze of reds and oranges, we are often left amazed. We take pictures, call friends and family and post the images to social...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As hunting numbers decline, wildlife managers seek to diversify the sport

FARMINGTON – Crystal Egli grew up in rural Vermont, the daughter of a vegetarian, and, for most of her life, terrified of firearms. She didn’t grow up in a family that hunted and wouldn’t know how...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Colo. launches carbon, energy programs for cannabis firms

DENVER – Colorado has launched two pilot programs focused on reducing carbon emissions and improving energy efficiency at cannabis cultivating businesses, officials said. Both programs, which began...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado and New Mexico represented in Sunday’s Puppy Bowl

FARMINGTON – Two natives of Colorado and New Mexico will be competing in their biggest sporting event this weekend. No, not Super Bowl LIV, but the other prominent event on Sunday. Some might argue...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Survey shows wide support for reintroducing wolves in Colorado

A study released this week by Colorado State University researchers suggests a majority of Coloradans intended to vote for wolf reintroduction on November’s ballot. The online survey of 734 state...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economists don’t see recession in 2020, including Southwest Colorado

With the United States in its longest economic expansion ever, worry about when the next recession hits and how it might harm Southwest Colorado seemed to be a shadow looming over the 28th annual...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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