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Santa Fe archbishop: Accused priests don’t represent church

ALBUQUERQUE – Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester says people shouldn’t write off the Roman Catholic Church because of former priests facing child rape charges. Wester told The Associated Press on...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tourism boosts homes sales, real estate experts say

A good snowpack not only helps Purgatory Resort, spring rafters, farmers and ranchers, it helps Realtors, too. “Farmers say we need about 140 percent of snowpack to get out of extreme drought, and...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to relaunch financial advisory committee to help restore trust

Durango City Council hopes to build trust in local governance with the reincarnation of a financial advisory committee to vet city spending. A draft of bylaws for the committee suggests a...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 7:15 a.m. A vehicle was hit in the parking lot of a business in the 1000 block of Camino del Rio. 11:20 a.m. Two men set up a camp on a staircase in the 600 block of Main...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District has used its snow days

Durango School District 9-R has used the four snow days it had built into its calendar. If another snow day is required, it will suspend its remaining early release days through the end of the...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coroner rules deaths near Oxford a murder, suicide

A La Plata County man shot and killed his girlfriend, then shot himself, at a home east of Oxford on Sunday, according to the county coroner. Edward Ogden, 57, shot Gloria Casias, 63, multiple...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Red flag’ law could help lower suicide rates

Colorado’s controversial “red flag” gun bill, a measure that would allow law enforcement to remove firearms from those who may pose a threat, could help reduce the state’s high number of suicides. ...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Epic’ storm brings blizzards, floods, tornado to mid-U.S.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, floods and a tornado across more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond....

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

What are the ultimate goals for Superfund cleanup around Silverton?

For the past few years, a question has loomed over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund site of mines polluting the Animas River headwaters around Silverton: What exactly does the...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman rescued from home in Taos after avalanche hits area

TAOS, N.M. – Authorities say a woman has been rescued after an avalanche buried a home with snow in Taos. According to the Taos Ski Valley, the avalanche occurred about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday across...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque anticipating ‘hundreds’ of migrants

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller says “hundreds” of migrants from Central America and Brazil are expected to arrive in the city in the coming weeks and volunteers are preparing for...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Academy opens to meet workforce need for caregivers

A new training academy has opened in Durango to help meet the need for caregivers who can work with the elderly and disabled. Caregiver Learning Academy was started to bring new caregivers into the...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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