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Appeals court overturns murder conviction, citing judicial bias

A murder conviction from 2014 has been overturned by the Colorado Court of Appeals, which found Chief District Judge Jeffrey Wilson expressed bias before the jury trial when he called the crime a...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Lessons from Missionary Ridge Fire apply to 416 burn area

The impacts of the 416 Fire will be with residents in the north Animas Valley for a while, but nature is resilient and usually the best and quickest healer. The experience of the 2002 Missionary...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribute honors first responders who died in Sept. 11 attack

Forty Montezuma County firefighters paid tribute Tuesday to first responders who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Towers in New York 17 years ago. The...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council rejects pot shop from Pueblo

The Cortez City Council has denied a proposed new marijuana store after numerous citizens spoke up against it. NuVu Pharma planned to build a retail marijuana store at 501 Patton St. on the east...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo vice president faces challenge in bid for presidency

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez is facing a challenge in his bid for the tribe’s top elected post. One of Nez’s primary election opponents, Vincent Yazzie, alleges Nez...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sen. Cory Gardner says Colorado natural gas could buy diplomatic influence in Europe

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s plans for Colorado’s natural gas production reach far beyond economic development into U.S. foreign policy. “Colorado could play a key role in countering...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New reports show impact of President Trump’s trade war on agriculture

President Donald Trump’s tariff and trade polices have hit more than just the agriculture industry, according to a report released Thursday by the trade association for the solar industry. Also on...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Prescribed burns underway near Bayfield

Prescribed burns are underway in the San Juan National Forest near Bayfield. A burn began Thursday in the Yellow Jacket area in Lange Canyon, just east of the Archuleta County line. “They will be...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rotary Club of Durango to hear from Citizens’ Climate Lobby

The Rotary Club of Durango will hear a presentation from the Citizens’ Climate Lobby at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. Susan Atkinson, a Durango small business owner and local...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire near Steamboat Springs flares up in hot, dry conditions

DENVER – The fire danger is high again in Western Colorado, where hot and dry conditions have led to a wildfire burning near Steamboat Springs since mid-July to flare up. Routt National Forest...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

EPA’s methane rule rollback won’t apply to Colorado but could cause headaches down the road

A new Environmental Protection Agency proposal to weaken the rules governing methane emissions would not directly affect Colorado, but, if adopted, the new rules could create two different sets of...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 11:53 a.m. Police responded to a call for an abandoned pink mountain bike in the 100 block of west 21st Street. 12:28 a.m. Two vehicles were in a T-bone crash near the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News