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Top-tier management team assigned to New Mexico wildfire

OTERO, N.M. – A top-tier management team and additional air tankers and ground crews have been assigned to a wildfire burning in the Sacramento Mountains of south-central New Mexico. The fire near...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rain and snow forecast Wednesday in Durango, but a high of 81 expected Saturday

The week might have started out soggy, but by the weekend, Durangoans should be enjoying barbecue weather. Things should clear out Wednesday night with dry and warm conditions for the rest of the...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocky Mountain gardening: Patience required

The key to gardening in Southwest Colorado is patience. “Don’t get overeager this time of the year,” said John Wickham, owner of Native Roots Garden Center and Gift Shop, 26266 U.S. Highway 160....

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado commission votes to recommend Front Range route

DENVER – The Colorado commission working on a Front Range passenger railway has voted to recommend a route that includes a shared corridor northwest from Denver over two other potential routes...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Animas River projected to stay low over coming months

Snowmelt season is in full swing, but one may not know that by looking at the Animas River, which this week more closely resembles a slow trickle through Durango than a roaring, muddy torrent more...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado police officer accused of hurting woman’s arm: ‘Ready for the pop?’

DENVER – A Colorado police officer accused of dislocating the shoulder of a 73-year-old woman with dementia while arresting her seemed to be aware he had injured her. He told fellow officers “ready...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Warm, windy conditions elevate fire danger in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Weather forecasters and land managers are warning that warm, windy and dry conditions are combining to boost fire danger around New Mexico as authorities called for evacuations due to...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Southern Utes, Fort Lewis College will offer Ute language classes

In an effort to spread Ute language fluency to younger generations, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Fort Lewis College are working on a program to certify more instructors who can teach the Ute...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango offers paid opportunities for artists

It’s time for Durango’s artists to freshen up their paints: The Durango Art Brigade is offering paid work opportunities this spring. The collaborative group has at least 18 art projects available...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 4:18 p.m. A snowmobile was reported missing in the area of Pine Tree Way. 8:28 p.m. A vehicle was reported stolen in the 2900 block of Richard Drive. Saturday 1:21 a.m. ...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico among slowest growing Western states

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s population grew by 2.8% over the last decade, making it one of the slowest growing states in the West, according to the first numbers released Monday from the 2020...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. high court: Some defendants must be released pending appeal

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that some criminal defendants – including those convicted of child abuse charges – are entitled to release pending appeal if certain legal...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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