Gardner supports Mueller probe

Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in an interview Thursday maintained his support for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, but...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado’s Hickenlooper staffs up for possible 2020 bid

DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his allies are taking new steps toward launching a presidential campaign, including interviews with dozens of potential staffers and hiring a pollster...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance looking for new leader

Roger Zalneraitis, who has led the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance for eight years, has accepted an offer to become economic development manager for the Permanent Fund of the Southern...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 8:44 a.m. A man in a white Toyota truck was passing unsafely and throwing things out of his vehicle in the 500 block of East Ninth Avenue. An arrest was made. 12:15 p.m....

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory in effect until 9 a.m. Friday

Light snowfall arrived Thursday morning in Durango ahead of a weather system that prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory for most of Southwest Colorado. The...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled greater sage grouse

BILLINGS, Mont. – The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities that were put in place to protect an...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado considers new rules for oil, gas drilling near schools

DENVER – Colorado oil and gas regulators are considering enlarging the mandatory buffer zone between new wells and school property. A proposal released by the state Oil and Gas Conservation...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico Republican retires from state Senate

SANTA FE – Republican state Sen. Carroll Leavell of Jal is retiring after more than two decades in the New Mexico Legislature. Leavell told the Hobbs News-Sun that he decided to step aside because...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Using a sandbox and computer program, firefighters predict disasters

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District doesn’t handle a lot of calls – fewer than 1,000 a year, said Chief Bruce Evans. And while there is no substitute for on-the-job experience, the fire...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups plan how to help those with special needs during emergencies

During the Lightner Creek Fire in 2017, some residents with disabilities left their homes without medications and supplies. Evacuees were able to obtain medications they needed by receiving early...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Sen. Kagan to resign

State Sen. Daniel Kagan says he will resign his Arapahoe County seat effective Jan. 11. He is the third Senate Democrat to announce plans to exit in coming weeks. The Cherry Hills Village Democrat...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bread founder and co-owner Rob Kabeary dies at 61

Rob Kabeary, founder and co-owner of Bread bakery in Durango, whose personality and bakery were widely known in Durango, died Saturday. He was 61 years old. Kabeary moved to Durango in 2001 and...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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