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New Mexico archbishop uses ‘Social Gospel’ to fight poverty

ALBUQUERQUE – When Pope Francis appointed a new archbishop of New Mexico’s largest diocese last year, some anti-poverty advocates expressed optimism given his previous work on immigration reform...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Faith

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Obamacare's repeal could leave Colorado with high Medicaid cost

Thousands of people in Southwest Colorado are enrolled in Medicaid, but the state may not be able to maintain all that coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.President Donald Trump signed...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Grange fundraising $60,000 for community food bank

To combat hunger in the community, the Mount Lookout Grange, Mancos FoodShare and Tiopsaye Outreach Group have embarked on a $60,000 fundraising campaign to build a Mancos food pantry for those in...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

State offers assistance to pay heating bills

A state program aimed at helping struggling Coloradans pay for heating bills is taking applications until April 30.The Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), a Colorado Department of Human...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Baxstrom renews bid to qualify for defender in attempted murder

Denied a court-appointed attorney in November, a Cortez man charged with attempted murder in the shooting of his wife has filed a fourth application requesting a public defender. This week, Garrett...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Holiday spirit starts to shine in Cortez

On Black Friday, Keesee Motor Co. wheeled a red truck onto its showroom floor to help collect Christmas gifts for families. “It’s not unusual for the truck to be filled for or five times,” said...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Governor vetoes loan bill

DENVER – Consumer-interest groups rejoiced Thursday after Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed legislation that they feared would have hurt low-income people applying for small loans. The measure would...

DATE: June 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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OHV bill crashes

DENVER - It's been a bumpy ride for legislation that would take steps to allow off-highway vehicles on county roads, and on Friday, that effort crashed. A joint committee of both the House and...

DATE: April 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Mt - news

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Homeless fight for their rights

Panhandling is on the rise in Durango, but it is likely a trend without an obvious solution, say those who work with the homeless. The problem pits a First Amendment right against concerns of...

DATE: April 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Mt - news

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Homeless fight for their rights

Panhandling is on the rise in Durango, but it is likely a trend without an obvious solution, say those who work with the homeless. The problem pits a First Amendment right against concerns of...

DATE: April 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

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‘Cowboy Pastor’ rides for the children

Nothing will stop Pastor Len Crow from his transcontinental mission on horseback to save at-risk children of the world. Not a bear-roping stunt gone wrong, not charging grizzlies, not a runaway...

DATE: March 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Kids, trauma and justice in a Native border town

“Nearly every child that enters the criminal justice system has faced significant trauma. The kids out here – my god – they are set up from the day they are born to become criminals.” -  Rose...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news