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Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 78

About 115 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a local restaurant dropping breakfast from its menu, with 91% of respondents correctly answering,...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs man shot by Durango police had criminal history

A 34-year-old Pagosa Springs man who died in an officer-involved shooting early Wednesday in Durango had an extensive criminal history and was recently released from prison early because of...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sweetwater Lake purchased by national environmental nonprofit

Despite the six-hour drive from Durango, Sweetwater Lake in Garfield County has been a popular place to go boating, hiking and camping for decades in Colorado. But large swaths of the expansive...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 hours 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Thursday 12:03 a.m. An assault was reported in the area of Moss Road. Wednesday 9:36 a.m. A vehicle was reported stolen in the 7000 block of County Road 203. ...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico announces $100 fines for flouting face mask rule

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday said there will be more aggressive enforcement of the state’s public health order, including individual fines, to rein in rising...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New confirmed virus cases tied to Colorado retail locations

DENVER – As nursing home infections decrease, Colorado health officials say more people are contracting COVID-19 in retail locations, such as stores and restaurants. Outbreaks in nursing homes,...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Roswell teen charged for November online school threat

ROSWELL, N.M. – The FBI says a teenage boy who made online threats that led to the lockdown of Roswell High School is facing a federal charge. FBI officials said in a news release Wednesday that...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango train begins fire mitigation, but is asked to stop

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s extensive fire mitigation project this spring was shut down after the U.S. Forest Service broached concerns about the number of trees being cut down...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How GOP newcomer Lauren Boebert won the primary election

In a decisive Democratic primary election, former state legislator Diane Mitsch Bush prevailed over business owner James Iacino to earn a spot on the ballot for the 3rd Congressional District’s...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 hours 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Giant American flag can’t be missed near Bayfield

Travelers on U.S. Highway 160 between Durango and Bayfield might have noticed a new addition to the skyline this week: A 100-foot metal pole wielding an American flag about the size of two coach...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP candidate Boebert linked to QAnon; campaign says ‘we are not into conspiracy theories’

DENVER – When Lauren Boebert was asked in May about QAnon, she didn’t shy away from the far-right conspiracy theory, which advances unproven allegations about a so-called deep state plot against...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 20 hours 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

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