La Plata County fire districts explore virtual reality

Two La Plata County fire departments are trying out a new way to train: virtual reality. Los Pinos and Upper Pine River fire protection districts, and an Arvada fire agency, are participating in a...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agency reports Navajo Nation’s first Hantavirus case of 2021

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Health officials on Tuesday reported the Navajo Nation’s first case this year of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, a rare but potentially fatal disease spread by infected rodent...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

First lady Jill Biden to visit Albuquerque health clinic

ALBUQUERQUE – First lady Jill Biden plans to visit an Albuquerque health care facility as part of a three-day, two-state visit to the Southwest this week. The White House announced that Biden will...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

San Juan Basin Public Health announces rapid COVID-19 testing

San Juan Basin Public Health announced the availability of Cue testing, a highly accurate, rapid COVID-19 test now available in La Plata and Archuleta counties. The two counties are among the first...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper among bipartisan group of lawmakers to meet with Biden

President Joe Biden this week met with a small, bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers, including U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper, to discuss his recently released plan to improve American...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parents launch support group to help ‘neuro-diverse’ children

Faced with a lack of local resources, Bayfield families created their own resource-sharing group to better support children with conditions such as autism, attention deficit disorder or Tourette...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado bill aims to improve maternal health care

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill to improve maternal health aimed at bettering pregnancy outcomes for minority women, as the U.S. recognizes Black Maternal Health Week. About 700...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cowboys for Trump founder appeals recall bid to high court

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin has filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court as he seeks to fend off an effort to recall him from office as a county commissioner in...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 8:55 a.m. A scooter was stolen in the 300 block of Confluence Avenue. 9:20 a.m. A sex offense was reported in the 700 block of East Third Avenue. 5:56 p.m. A man threw...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. water managers warn of dismal year along the Rio Grande

ALBUQUERQUE – It has been 30 years or so since residents in New Mexico’s largest city last saw their stretch of the Rio Grande go dry. There’s a possibility it could happen again this summer....

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Polis signs two gun-control bills: Here’s what it means for gun owners

Gov. Jared Polis on Monday signed two bills tightening gun regulations in Colorado into law – the first new firearm restrictions enacted in the state since the red flag bill became law in 2019. ...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | UPDATED: 15 hours 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Polis signs gun storage, lost weapons bills into law

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis has signed into law bills mandating the safe storage of firearms and requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen weapons. Democrat sponsors argued the storage bill would...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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