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EPA says it will carry out work Sunnyside Gold refuses to do

The Environmental Protection Agency says it will “ensure” cleanup activities will be accomplished that Sunnyside Gold Corp. refused to do, but it could result in fines and possible litigation...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service declares Doe Canyon Fire contained

The 2,560-acre Doe Canyon Fire, burning 10 miles southeast of Dove Creek, has been contained, fire officials said. The fire will continue to smolder, but it will not grow, said Lorena Williams,...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmaker: Expand compensation from nuclear weapons testing

ALBUQUERQUE – A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Enrollment increase for New Mexico medical pot program

SANTA FE – Patient enrollment in the state’s medical marijuana program has increased by nearly 10% since the start of the year. Medical marijuana provider Ultra Health on Monday highlighted growth...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County officials pitch new location for possible homeless camp

La Plata County officials have identified a place for the homeless to legally sleep. The only problem: It happens to be on city property, and Durango city officials have so far been reluctant to...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man gets prison after charges pile up

A Dolores man who was apprehended in Utah on Montezuma County felony warrants for weapons and menacing charges after a two-hour standoff in Durango was given six months in prison Monday. Montezuma...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal review says skier triggered deadly New Mexico slide

SANTA FE – A skier triggered an avalanche in January at a ski resort in northern New Mexico that led to his death and the death of another skier after they were overrun by snow, the U.S. Forest...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man facing up to decade in prison in fatal New Mexico crash

ALBUQUERQUE – A Sanostee man has pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in a fatal car crash last year in New Mexico and is facing up to 10 years in prison. Federal...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Longtime Navajo Nation lawmaker resigns, citing health

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – A longtime Navajo Nation lawmaker has resigned, citing health reasons. Nelson S. BeGaye made the announcement Monday in an emotional speech at the start of the Navajo Nation...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Goodwill groups merge to improve efficiencies, long-term sustainability

A merger between Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado and Goodwill Industries of Denver has gone into effect, allowing the two groups to increase the sustainability of their two...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Friday 9:59 p.m. Three to four men were spray painting a truck in the 500 block of Main Avenue. 11:38 p.m. A fawn with a broken leg was stuck in a fence in the 100 block of Metz...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Official confirms Durango woman’s cause of death

A La Plata County official on Monday confirmed a Durango woman died by suicide on July 4. Jill Rebakah Williamson was at her home in Durango when she was found dead, said Coroner Jann Smith. No...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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