South African horticulturist speaks Georg Fritz, horticulturist at Heidelberg, Gauteng, South Africa, talks about his experiences with rare plants and succulents for the South African National...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Airport numbers strong despite ‘leakage’

After a year-and-a-half process, a 20-year master plan for the Durango-La Plata County Airport will be ready for county and city officials to review on Oct. 13. On Tuesday, Airport director Kip...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

El Nino threatens to pack a punch this winter

Forecasters say a mighty El Niño warming eastern Pacific Ocean waters has the potential to bring nasty snowstorms to Southwest Colorado this winter. “It’s possible right now,” Bernie Meier, a...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police: Kids left in car as adults fought

The Cortez Police Department responded to a couple of calls on Saturday, Aug. 29, that involved children left in cars while adults fought indoors. Officers responded to the 600 block of North Ash...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rule-making for marijuana a complicated task

DENVER – If a good compromise is when both parties are dissatisfied, then state marijuana regulators have nailed their latest proposal. A public hearing Monday on rule-making by the Marijuana...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mining reclamation may be a pipe dream

DENVER – Despite cries for a focus on reclamation following the Gold King Mine spill, restoring thousands of inactive mines across Colorado and the nation may prove difficult, if not logistically...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups defend EPA’s Clean Power Plan

DENVER – Environmental groups are doubling down after Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced the state will join a lawsuit to block the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan....

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drying out

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA tests water at spill site on U.S. 160

A substance described as diesel or fuel oil was detected in a well about nine months ago at the Wild Wild Rest toxic spill site west of Mancos. The findings were included in a 114-page...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunflower gets international film festival

Area residents will be given the opportunity to decide if a German, Swiss, Turkish, French, Chilean, Danish, British or American film director should win the 18th Annual Manhattan Short Film...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

CSU researching hemp in secluded test plot

Hidden in a corn field in southwest Colorado is a thriving hemp crop being cultivated by agronomists from Colorado State University. Despite the secrecy, the experiment testing 12 varieties of...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez football coach ousted after staff complains

Scott Conklin addressed the Panthers football team on Tuesday afternoon as interim head coach, settling days of uncertainty and speculation about the Montezuma-Cortez coaching staff. “What happened...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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