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Who is Jared Polis? Here’s what his record says

The night of Colorado’s June primary election, the congratulations started pouring in for Jared Polis, the five-term congressman who bested three other Democrats on his way to winning the...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Dec. 19 8:04 p.m. : A man attempting to enter a residence and then a vehicle was arrested on the 400 block of S. Chestnut St. Officers found the man rolling around on the sidewalk. When...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: For the record

Man injured, vehicles collide during ill-advised tow on U.S. 160

Slick roads and an attempted roadside tow combined to cause a three-car accident that injured one person about 5 p.m. Monday on South Broadway in Cortez. A southbound black Mustang slid off the...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche warning is in effect in San Juans, La Platas

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has announced that an avalanche warning is in effect for the southern San Juan Mountains through 8 a.m. Wednesday. The warning followed a storm that dumped...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys home on Road H southeast of Cortez

A fast-moving fire destroyed a family’s home at 30168 County Road H Sunday morning. All four people and pets in the two-story home were safely evacuated, and no one was injured, said Cortez Fire...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Democrats could break longtime logjams at state Capitol

The 2019 Colorado legislative session could break years of stalemate on controversial topics like health care and energy as Democratic lawmakers wield a power trifecta, giving them control of the...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County takes up issue of eagles nesting on private land

The Montezuma County Planning Department is considering how to address golden and bald eagles nesting on private land. Although the bald eagle was removed from the Endangered Species Act list in...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc woman arrested for DUI after close call with deputy

A 19-year-old Towaoc woman was arrested for DUI after a Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy reportedly drove off the road to avoid a head-on collision on County Road 25 on Dec. 22. The deputy took...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man gets 2 years in prison after 7th DUI

A Durango resident with seven DUI convictions over several decades and a pending felony DUI case in La Plata County was sentenced to two years with the Colorado Department of Corrections in 22nd...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: At least four crashes reported on Cortez-area highways

Three accidents within four miles of each other occurred on U.S. Highway 160 east of the Four Corners Monument Friday afternoon. Emergency responders were first dispatched to a crash at milepost 8...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Financial recovery on track, Southwest Health System says

The financial health of Southwest Memorial Hospital is improving, a popular doctor has been rehired, and there has been a change in board leadership. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Doug Bagge has signed a...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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