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416 Fire will be under new management Friday

The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Type 1 Team will hit its 14-day limit for working a fire at the end of the day Thursday, and management of the 416 Fire will shift to a National Incident...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Agencies plan to reopen public lands

All previously closed public lands around Durango, including the entire San Juan National Forest, will reopen over the next few days, despite ongoing extreme drought conditions and unprecedented...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Clean Commute Week celebrates fewer cars on the road

The city of Durango is celebrating a week of clean commuting, including walking, biking, carpooling and riding public transportation. “It’s a fun way for people that don’t usually commute that way...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Community fund accepting applications for those impacted by 416 Fire

Donations to the Community Emergency Relief Fund have added up to more than $145,000 after the 416 Fire began burning. CERF, managed by the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado, has a...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service proposes changes to sage grouse protections

BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Forest Service proposed changes Wednesday to sage grouse protections in six Western states that call for eliminating special designations for crucial habitat as well as...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Poll: Colorado’s unaffiliated voters favor Democrats, strongly dislike Trump

Unaffiliated voters in Colorado plan to vote in the Democratic primary in sharply higher numbers than in the Republican primary, a poll released Tuesday shows. What’s more, the unaffiliated voters...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pot use by Colorado teens is decreasing, federal report says

A new report on teen behavior from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some good news for those concerned about marijuana use among teens. But its statistics on teen use of...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado’s economic growth could generate $1B in new revenue

The Associated Press DENVER – Colorado’s continuing economic growth could generate about $1 billion in new state revenue for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2019. The Denver Post reported...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado revenue forecast: Severance taxes on the rebound

Colorado economists reported Wednesday that the state’s severance tax revenues from oil and gas operations – in the doldrums for the past several years because of low oil prices – are rebounding....

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Trump nominates new top federal prosecutor for Colorado

DENVER – President Donald Trump has nominated a new top prosecutor in Colorado; more than a year and a half after an interim leader took the helm. Jason Dunn is a shareholder at the law and...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo man fights ruling disqualifying him from Utah ballot

SALT LAKE CITY – A Navajo man filed suit Wednesday challenging a Utah county’s decision to disqualify him from the ballot in the first election since a judge ruled local voting districts were...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

$2B power line project awaits green light in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Hours of testimony, reams of documents and the concerns of ranchers and others are being weighed as New Mexico regulators consider clearing the way for a $2 billion power line project...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News