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Aztec man rams deputy’s vehicle after high-speed chase

An Aztec man was arrested Saturday evening after he rammed a La Plata Sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car with his Dodge Dakota after a high-speed chase that began on Main Avenue. No one was injured...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District security prepares for worst-case scenario

Law enforcement officers pressed plastic guns to the backs of Durango School District 9-R security specialists in a school gym Wednesday, giving them a chance to practice taking weapons from an...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Art show offers taste of installation planned for Hwy. 550/160

Bears, birds, mountains, the Animas River and other mainstays of Southwest Colorado will be featured in the laser-cut metal panels planned for the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection, the most highly...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico prepares to overhaul medical marijuana market

SANTA FE – A hearing officer has endorsed key provisions of a plan designed to shore up cannabis supplies to New Mexico’s medical marijuana program without flooding the expanding market, according...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Coffman sets apparent fundraising record in Aurora race

AURORA – Former U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman apparently has set a fundraising record in his campaign for Aurora mayor. Sentinel Colorado reports that Coffman had raised nearly $440,000, according to...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Drivers battle in demolition derby

A crowd packed all three stadium stands Saturday watching cars and trucks smash into each other at the 22nd Demolition Derby at the La Plata County Fair. Smoke billowed and dirt flew as drivers...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tree garden dedicated to Durango Botanical Society founder Cindy Smart

Cindy Smart credits her passion for plants to her grandfather. The man loved gardening, she said. So much so that he roamed the southern coast of Lake Michigan cultivating property in and around...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofits rally for restoration in Hermosa

HERMOSA – Lilly and Simon Ruybalid had a long weekend and a lot of options. So, they turned to Facebook to find something to do. The teens like helping – Simon, 15, is a Boy Scout and Arrowman with...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agency awards $6M to New Mexico to battle opioid crisis

ALBUQUERQUE – A federal agency has awarded grants totaling $6 million for New Mexico programs to combat the state’s opioid crisis. A statement Friday by the state’s congressional delegation said...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Crash involving motorcycle sends one to hospital

A motorcyclist was injured about 3:30 p.m. Friday after being rear-ended on U.S. Highway 160 east of Cortez. According to a witness, a westbound motorcyclist was making a left turn into the KOA...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado woman gets 51 years in prison for man’s murder

GRAND JUNCTION – A judge has sentenced a Colorado woman to 51 years in prison for charges related to the murder of a man who lived with her. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports 35-year-old...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Carson forest to host public meetings about management plan

TAOS, N.M. – Numerous public meetings are scheduled across northern New Mexico as federal officials roll out a proposed management plan for the Carson National Forest. The proposal outlines how...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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