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Winter Bike to Work Day celebration is Friday

Durango residents are invited to put on their coats and helmets, and get ready to pedal to work, on Friday for the eighth Winter Bike to Work Day, a clean-commuting celebration held annually at the...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 9 hours 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Americans for Prosperity ends campaign against La Plata County’s land-use code

Americans for Prosperity has ended its campaign against La Plata County’s proposed land-use codes, for now, the group’s deputy state director Tamra Farah said Monday. Last month, AFP announced it...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 7 hours 55 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Power back to 300-plus homes south of Durango

Power has been resorted to more than 300 homes south of Durango after a vehicle hit a utility pole Monday afternoon, according to La Plata Electric Association. The wet snow from the current storm...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 9 hours 39 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council signs lease agreement with Crow Canyon center

The Cortez City Council has approved a lease agreement with Crow Canyon Archaeological Center that will allow the organization to move into retail space in the Colorado Welcome Center. Crow Canyon...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 12 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico governor’s tense tenure with lawmakers nears end

SANTA FE – The rocky relationship between New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and state lawmakers is coming to a close as the Republican governor prepares to leave office and both sides ponder what...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Melee breaks out at wrestling tournaments in Rio Rancho

ALBUQUERQUE – A melee broke out among fans at the state high school wrestling tournaments in Rio Rancho. The Albuquerque Journal reports two women at the center of a heated dispute disagreed on who...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sen. Cory Gardner’s feud with Attorney General Jeff Sessions cools

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner has released some holds on nominees to the Department of Justice after “positive discussions” with the agency over enforcement of federal marijuana laws. Gardner, R-Colo....

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 9 hours 37 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Strong Sisters’ documentary about women in Colorado politics available for free download

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the acclaimed documentary “Strong Sisters,” which tells the story of elected women in Colorado, is available to download for free through the end...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tribes call on Washington to respect Native American sovereignty

WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal tax overhaul passed in December is “completely unacceptable” to Native Americans, just another example of what can happen when tribes are not included in federal...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 13 hours 35 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Developer submits plans for an 81-story tower in Denver

DENVER – A development team has submitted its plans for an 81-story tower to Denver officials. The Denver Post reports the proposed tower by New York-based developer Greenwich Realty Capital could...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man causes scare at New Mexico church by brandishing toy gun

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A man caused a scare at a Las Cruces church by brandishing a toy gun during a mass. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the man walked up an aisle of St. Genevieve Church on...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Community Foundation devotes $1.7M to Southwest Colorado nonprofits in 2017

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado announced Tuesday that in 2017 it infused a total of $1,790,624 into nonprofits and philanthropic initiatives in the Southwest Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News