Another wolf killed in Utah

An 89-pound female gray wolf was killed in Utah last month in a strangulation snare intended for a coyote. She was the second wolf killed in Utah in less than a year and the third in the southern...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tumbled tumbleweeds

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rogue attorneys general defy governors, sue feds

When Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced in September that the greater sage grouse would not be listed as endangered, Nevada’s Brian Sandoval, a Republican, was one of four Western governors...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Redistricting reform effort underway in Colorado

DENVER – An effort is underway to present Colorado voters with a ballot question that would reform the state’s congressional redistricting process. Critics of the proposed initiative worry that it...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pot growers pressure the grid

Utilities and grid operators worry about the impacts that energy-hogging marijuana will bring to their grids, and are excited about the profits they’ll bring to their bottom line. The issue is...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boyfriend’s letter to inmate goes to pot

For generations, marijuana has been rolled inside paper to create what is commonly referred to as a joint. Instead of rolling it, a Durango man is suspected of recently folding a bit of cannabis...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Data reveal racial disparity in Cortez special education

A disproportionate number of Native students – 2 in 5 – received special-education instruction at local schools last year, according to the 2015 Indian Policies and Procedures report released in...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

Email announcements to and include “Community Calendar” in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published. Entries and...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

CPD: No updates in apparent BB gun shooting

Local authorities have yet to solve an apparent BB gun shooting spree that occurred more than a week ago along Main Street. As of press deadlines on Monday, Cortez Police Department spokesperson...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Icy patch blamed for slow justice

A Durango public defender recently slipped on an icy patch, breaking her ankle and forcing the court to delay justice again. As a result of the accident, an elderly man agreed to waive his right...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court briefs

Probation revoked, prison imposed Joshua Berry, 22, of Cortez, was sentenced to four years in prison after admitting that he violating a two-year probationary term in connection to a 2014 shooting...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record

Adams State announces guaranteed tuition

Adams State University has announced a guaranteed-tuition program for undergraduate students enrolled in on-campus classes, according to President Beverlee J. McClure. The Adams State Board...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

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