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U.S. Highway 160 concrete work begins Monday in west Durango

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Interstate Improvement Inc. will begin a project to improve the concrete driving surface Monday on U.S. Highway 160 in west Durango. Project...

DATE: May 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado ski areas aren’t talking about skier fatalities, but coroners are

At least 11 skiers were killed in traumatic crashes at Colorado’s 26 ski areas this season. That is about the average number for a ski season – “about” because it’s difficult to learn when and how...

DATE: May 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Weekly planner for May 3-7

Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: www.bayfieldgov.org ...

DATE: May 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico city ends backlog of untested rape evidence kits

ALBUQUERQUE – Officials in New Mexico’s largest city said Friday they have cleared a backlog of thousands of untested rape evidence kits as part of an endeavor that has spanned more than three...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Legislature bristles at governor’s vetoes of pandemic aid

SANTA FE – State legislators bristled on Friday at vetoes by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that block legislative authority over new federal pandemic aid, and said they may seek a court...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Off-duty officer arrested in fatal wrong-way crash on I-25

ALBUQUERQUE – A 29-year-old off-duty police officer was arrested in an Albuquerque-area wrong-way crash in which two people were killed early Saturday morning, authorities said. Cuba police officer...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 119

About 80 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about fish in the Dolores River, with 89% of respondents correctly answering, “Low river flows.”...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife releases film ‘Lynx: Shadows of the Forest’

“Lynx: Shadows of the Forest,” a new film released Wednesday by Colorado Parks and Wildlife showcases Canada lynx in Colorado’s high-elevation wilderness. The film was published on CPW ’s YouTube ,...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coronavirus flushed Colorado rafting in 2020

Colorado’s river communities endured a $36 million decline in commercial rafter spending in 2020, all flushed downriver in the pandemic. Colorado’s rafting industry hosted 112,000 fewer commercial...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango woman found dead after apparent bear attack

A 39-year-old woman was found dead Friday night off County Road 203 near Trimble Lane, north of Durango, after what Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials believe was a bear attack. An autopsy on...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico expected to have fewer births, fewer students

SANTA FE – New Mexico researchers warned on Thursday that there may be fewer people in the state in the coming decade, with a drop in births that will continue to reduce school enrollment. The...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man arrested in New Mexico in 1980 slaying of 79-year-old woman

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Police arrested a 64-year-old man this week in connection with a 1980 cold case where a woman was found dead in her Southern California apartment, officials said Friday. Andre...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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