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Cortez awards $27K to local nonprofits

Cortez has awarded $27,000 in grant funding to local nonprofits. The City Council in a workshop on Oct. 23 went down a list of 31 applications totaling $118,000 in funding requests and tentatively...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez selects drought-tolerant, low-growing plants for medians

Selecting plants for the Main Street medians in downtown Cortez was not a decision made lightly. Cortez Parks Superintendent Mark Boblitt said the city was limited to plants that are...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Oct. 29-Nov. 2

Monday Mayor Youth Advisory Commission, 7 a.m., City Hall Conference Chambers, 949 East Second Ave. City Council Regular Meeting, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 949 East Second Ave. Tuesday ...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Which was worse for water quality: Gold King Mine spill or 416 Fire floods?

A new report shows that runoff from the 416 Fire burn scar this summer dumped higher concentrations of potentially toxic metals into the Animas River than the Gold King Mine spill three years ago....

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Ranger District plans slash burns

The San Juan Forest Dolores Ranger District plans to burn slash piles generated from forest thinning and timber sales in the Chicken Creek, Burnt Ridge, Spring Creek, Tayler Mesa and Lake Canyon...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will young people show up this year to vote?

In the home stretch to Tuesday’s midterm election, political groups in Durango are pressing hard on young people to vote because they are the least likely to participate in elections. “They are not...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing hunters found unharmed in Bear Creek area

The Montezuma County Sheriff United Search and Rescue team and mounted patrol units were called in to rescue three missing hunters in the Bear Creek area on Oct 22. The hunters, who are from...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Diaries to feature parents telling stories of extraordinary children

More and more parents and caregivers are seeing and celebrating their children’s uniqueness. We notice when they have unique ways of learning, unique strengths, special talents and creativity. We...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early turnout for midterm elections is high in Montezuma County

CORTEZ – Montezuma County participation in the Nov. 6 midterm general election is already higher than the 2014 midterms, Clerk and Recorder Kim Percell said. “Turnout has been great. We’ve been...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff candidate raised and spent more than others in three county races

Charles Hamby, the Republican challenger seeking to be the next La Plata County sheriff, by far raised and spent the most this election out of all local candidates, according to the last campaign...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Catch-free kokanee

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA asks courts to toss Navajo Nation’s lawsuit over Gold King Mine spill

The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, has asked that a federal court dismiss a lawsuit filed by members of the Navajo Nation seeking repayment of damages...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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