Bill requiring Coloradans to report lost guns appears headed for passage

A bill that would require Coloradans to report a lost or stolen firearm within five days of realizing that it’s missing passed the state Senate on Wednesday along party lines, putting it on a...

DATE: March 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Republicans: Time to trim governor’s emergency powers

In theory, Gov. Jared Polis could keep Colorado under emergency-declaration status for as long as he’s leading the state, giving himself broad powers that he wouldn’t otherwise be able to wield...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man allegedly stabs girlfriend, then himself

A man accused of stabbing his girlfriend and breaking into his former wife’s home in Cortez will face formal charges Jan. 21 in Montezuma County Court. The suspect, Christopher Wheat, was arrested...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

All-State Football: 10 from La Plata County headlined by Durango picks

All three La Plata County high schools were proudly represented this week when the Colorado High School Activities Association released its 2020 All-State football teams , as voted on by coaches...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Would a Biden administration help people living in church sanctuary?

A presidential administration led by Democrat Joe Biden does not necessarily mean greater freedoms are in store for Rosa Sabido, who has lived in sanctuary in a Mancos church for more than three...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 98

About 95 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about Top That’s broken window, with 98% of respondents correctly answering “Vandalism.” Participants...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governor names Colorado Supreme Court appointee

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday selected Maria Encarnacion Berkenkotter as his first Colorado Supreme Court appointee. “Throughout her career, she has shown a keen ability to render sound and wise...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Southwest Colorado ranchers battle drought, development

Matt Barnes grew up in Pennsylvania, where forests enjoy consistent rain and most farmers grow corn. But from a young age, he was drawn to the Western landscape of places like Southwest Colorado,...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department takes action on community outreach

The Durango Police Department is launching a new policing-focused community advisory committee with the goal of bringing unheard voices to the table. The police department has been ramping up its...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado business accelerator unveils 2020 class

The Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs, like many events around Durango, reinvented itself for 2020 to deal with restrictions required by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eight...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

EPA announces Colorado-based office to clean abandoned mines

The Environmental Protection Agency is creating a new office in Lakewood that will focus on cleaning abandoned hard-rock mining sites west of the Mississippi River, including the Bonita Peak Mining...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

$2M in relief money to boost internet access for rural Coloradans

Colorado will invest $2 million in federal coronavirus relief funds in school districts trying to make sure all of their students have a reliable internet connection while learning at home. ...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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