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BP fined $40,000 for 2016 spill into Sauls Creek

BP American Production Co. was fined $40,000 on Monday for a December 2016 spill near Bayfield that leaked coal-bed methane-produced water into Sauls Creek. The penalty was levied at the Colorado...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 hour 58 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts $79.4 million budget

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the 2018 budget that aims to retain services amid continuing declines in its revenues. “Despite this being a challenging time for the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 10 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes candidates compete in runoff election

Southern Ute Indian tribal members will select two new council members and a new tribal chairman on Friday during a runoff election. Shane Seibel and Christine Baker-Sage are competing for...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper, 11 other governors call on Congress to reauthorize CHIP program

Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined a bipartisan group of 12 governors calling on Congress to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which is set to expire Jan. 31. About 75,000...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque officer honored for adopting baby from opioid addicted mom

ALBUQUERQUE – A police officer who persuaded a pregnant woman he found using heroin to let him adopt her unborn child has been honored by the city of Albuquerque. Officer Ryan Holets and his wife...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Mercy hospital opens hub for sports medicine

With physical therapy, athletic training, concussion services and wellness and fitness classes in one place, Mercy Regional Medical Center’s new space in the Centennial Center in Durango is...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 2:34 a.m. Police and medics responded to a fight involving multiple people, including a woman who had part of her ear bitten off, according to a report in the McDonald’s...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 hours 40 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Glamping’ campground proposed near Silverton

Silverton, the once-gritty mining town home to Wild West-fabled gangs and shootings, rough-and-tumble miner bars and a legacy of men risking their lives to strike it rich, could soon be home to a...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico students gather belongings after school shooting

AZTEC – Students who attend a New Mexico high school where a shooting rampage claimed the lives of two classmates are being allowed to retrieve belongings left behind after the gunfire erupted. The...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo-Gallup water project gains pipeline contract

Navajo and Jicarilla-Apache Nation communities in New Mexico are one step closer to receiving domestic and commercial water supplies as part of a $1.13 billion federal construction project. The...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 18 hours 14 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez volunteers prepare for annual Christmas dinner

A group of local volunteers is preparing for the annual Cortez Christmas dinner. The event has been a Cortez tradition for more than 25 years, and organizer Mitchell Toms said it usually draws...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 20 hours 21 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Water service restored to homes in north Durango

Water service was restored Monday afternoon to homes in north Durango where a water main break caused an outage, according to Durango’s utilities department. Around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, a water line ...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 18 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News