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Deputy, recruit recovering after close call with chase suspect in Montezuma County

A man on Sunday led officers from multiple agencies on a high-speed, 50-mile chase through Dolores and Mancos before he crashed and was arrested on U.S. Highway 160 east of Cortez. A deputy and a...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet aims to tackle childhood poverty with tax credit

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Sherrod Brown have reintroduced a version of their American Family Act to dramatically fight childhood poverty. The bill is similar to one Bennet,...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Dolores County deputy sentenced in child sex assaults

Former Dolores County Sheriff’s Office deputy Joshua Hemphill was sentenced in February in two separate Colorado judicial districts to 15 years to life for sexual offenses against children....

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two bodies found near Oxford

Two people were found dead inside a residence south of Oxford after SWAT teams from the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office and the Durango Police Department were called to assist the Southern Ute...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass to remain closed indefinitely

Red Mountain Pass will remain closed indefinitely as avalanche mitigation work over the weekend brought down more snow than anticipated, and crews will remain working to clear U.S. Highway 550 as...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand Canyon chief isn’t back after being cleared in inquiry

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has not returned to her job nearly a month after being cleared of accusations that she created a hostile work environment,...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man faces up to 3 years in prison for domestic violence

A Cortez man pleaded guilty Tuesday to an act of domestic violence with an agreement to cap his possible prison sentence at three years with the Colorado Department of Corrections. Gabriel N....

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sabido living ‘in a very challenging time’ in Mancos sanctuary

After 600 days in sanctuary at the Mancos United Methodist Church, Rosa Sabido said she needs an answer. Days before a vigil on Saturday, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton denied Sabido’s request for the...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Doctors tout direct primary care

With the penalty for dropping health insurance or a noncompliant Affordable Care Act policy set at $0, alternatives are expanding and, in some ways, Durango is ahead of the curve. Direct primary...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elimination of ACA fee likely to spur more alternative health plans

Cheaper policies that offer limited coverage are expected to proliferate with the penalty for not holding health insurance now set at $0. But costs for ACA-compliant policies offered to employees...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide-prevention bill would allow youths 12 and up to seek their own care

Children as young as 12 may be allowed to seek mental health care without their parents’ consent if a bill pending this year in the Colorado state Legislature is approved. The proposed law, HB 19...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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