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Colorado agency to reopen gun range where fire was started

BASALT – Colorado Parks and Wildlife will reopen the gun range near the community of Basalt where a destructive wildfire was ignited this summer. The agency announced in a news release Thursday...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Animas River Trail may grow soon

First it was 2017. Then it was 2018. Now, it’s looking more like 2019 before the city of Durango will make serious progress on construction of a northern extension to the Animas River Trail. ...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets for the weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include Saturday’s Run for the Mountains 10K Run and Chile Chase Cook-off and a bear hike with Bear Smart Durango on Sunday. The 10K run is a challenging run through Overend...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Burger King temporarily closes after arrest of manager

Durango’s Burger King closed abruptly Thursday after its general manager was arrested on suspicion of fraud and identity theft. In a whopper of a day, Burger King employees scrambled to shut doors...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | CATEGORY: Local News