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Wet winter doesn’t end climate change risk to Colorado River

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Snow swamped mountains across the U.S. West last winter, leaving enough to thrill skiers into the summer, swelling rivers and streams when it melted, and largely making wildfire...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wildlife officials reviewing death of Mexican gray wolf

ALBUQUERQUE – Wildlife managers are investigating the death of a Mexican gray wolf found last month in New Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday the endangered wolf belonged to...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Vandals hit LGBTQ, immigrant church 3 times in a week in N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico church known for welcoming LGBTQ residents and immigrants has been vandalized three times in a week. KRQE-TV reports the Metropolitan Community Church in Albuquerque is...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hickenlooper to end 2020 bid on Thursday

DENVER – John Hickenlooper will drop out of the Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, according to a Democrat close to him. The two-term former Colorado governor, who ran as a moderate...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 8:11 a.m. A man was yelling and punching at someone near the intersection of West Second Avenue and 32nd Street. 11:23 a.m. Someone stole from Walmart. At least one arrest...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prisoner who killed Colorado guard given life plus 48 years

PUEBLO – A prisoner who pleaded guilty to the stabbing death of a Colorado corrections officer has been sentenced to life plus 48 years in prison. The Pueblo Chieftain reported Tuesday that...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rollover crash kills two, leaves Ignacio girls orphaned

An Ignacio family crashed an SUV on Interstate 25 just north of Trinidad on Tuesday, killing the parents and leaving two girls orphaned, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Jessica and Leon...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 32

About 60 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about the Mark Redwine trial, with 81% of respondents correctly answering “Judge Jeffrey Wilson.”...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield library makes second run for mill levy increase

The decision is made: Bayfield’s Pine River Library will pursue another mill levy increase in a ballot measure this November, asking community members for support one more time. La Plata County...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico legalizing marijuana job numbers may be ‘decent’

ALBUQUERQUE – Legalizing recreational marijuana in New Mexico would create needed jobs in one of the poorest states in the nation, but the numbers would pale in comparison with jobs in other...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Activists trying to reinstate Colorado city’s fracking ban

DENVER – Activists are trying to reinstate a northern Colorado city’s ban on hydraulic fracturing now that a new state law gives local governments more authority over the oil and gas industry....

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico AG evaluates safety at shopping venues

SANTA FE – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says his office is evaluating public safety at big-box stores and other shopping venues in the aftermath of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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