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

At least 11 Catholic priests named in Colorado report alive

DENVER – At least 11 Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing children in Colorado are still alive. The Denver Post reports that some of them became social workers, religious leaders and...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Maxim hopeful comes up short in modeling competition

Amanda Cristine Guffey, Durango’s aspiring Maxim Magazine cover girl, narrowly missed moving forward in the magazine’s national modeling competition. Guffey, daughter of the family for which Lemon...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man arrested for allegedly exposing himself to Mercy nurse

A 54-year-old La Plata County man was arrested Friday after allegedly exposing himself to a nurse at Mercy Regional Medical Center. According to an arrest affidavit filed by the Durango Police...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coors to close Denver office

In the face of consistently declining sales, Molson Coors Brewing, among Colorado’s most iconic businesses, plans a major shakeup, moving its headquarters out of the state. “Our business is at an...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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