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Census hasn’t always counted Native Americans. Now it tries.

Norbert Nez is worried about the census. A self-described map enthusiast, he took a job with the Census in 1990 as an enumerator fresh out of college and eager to find a decent-paying job. Nez...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family dispute leads to 2 arrests in Durango

Two men were arrested late Saturday and early Sunday morning after a family argument led one man to assault another with hammer at the Junction Creek Mobile Home Park. La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campus life will look different this year at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College plans to lease a hotel in Durango to handle more requests for single dorm rooms, and some students will be trained as health advocates to educate people about procedures taken on...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native American helpline increases sexual violence advocacy

StrongHearts Native Helpline launched an initiative to strengthen its sexual violence advocacy Monday to better support Native Americans nationwide. StrongHearts, a service created in 2017,...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Aug. 10-14

Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: www.bayfieldgov.org ...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Fair junior auction brings big bucks

“Four and a half. 475! 475 ... 500 ... They worked all year. They’ll need a paycheck,” said the auctioneer into the microphone at the La Plata County Fair Junior Auction. “Sold! 500 bucks,” he...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gold King mine spill left linger troubles on Navajo Nation

SHIPROCK, N.M. – Duane “Chili” Yazzie wears a “Water is Life” shirt as he walks the rows of his farm. He speaks of the river and earth as sacred entities for the Navajo people. But the Shiprock...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Families create ‘learning pods’ amid uncertain school year

DENVER (AP) – The unprecedented uncertainty whipped up by COVID-19 just weeks before the start of the school year is prompting an increasing number of parents to pursue what amounts to an academic...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fort Lewis College adds electric vehicle charging stations

Two electric vehicle charging stations have been installed in the Sitter Family Hall parking lot at Fort Lewis College. Four vehicles will be able to charge at once with each ChargePoint station...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet introduces bill to help tribal businesses obtain PPP loans

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow businesses that share an Employer Identification Number to submit Paycheck Protection Program loan applications. The rule...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cowboys for Trump resists reveal of financial contributors

SANTA FE – The support group Cowboys for Trump and its founder Couy Griffin are resisting pressure to disclose financial contributors in what could be a test case of a 2019 New Mexico state law...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado man sentenced threatening to kill official, lawyer

ALBUQUERQUE –A Colorado man has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for threatening to kill a New Mexico state official and an attorney with a law firm in connection with a fraud case....

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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