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City of Durango adopts new campaign finance rule

Political committees that raise money to support or oppose ballot issues in the city of Durango will soon be required to report where they got all contributions of more than $20. Durango City...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s top education officials support full-day kindergarten proposal

The Colorado State Board of Education has put its support behind a proposal for the state to cover the cost of full-day kindergarten. Gov. Jared Polis campaigned on this plan, and earlier this...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 7 hours 57 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Spruce Tree Espresso in Cortez gets a new owner and name

The iconic lavender coffee shop on Main Street has changed hands – but the new owners are not strangers to Cortez. The Spruce Tree Espresso House, 318 E. Main St., has been sold to Bill and Linda...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County grad rates exceed state average

The Colorado Department of Education released 2018 graduation rate data Wednesday, and Montezuma County schools exceeded the state average. Of the three districts, Mancos School District RE-6 had...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowslide hits Colorado Highway 145 near Trout Lake; avalanche threat ‘high’

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting avalanche mitigation today on Colorado Highway 145 from north of Rico to Ophir. The highway could have intermittent closures of 30 minutes or...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 8 hours 45 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Montezuma County seeks way to open Mesa Verde road

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners and county staff are discussing how to reopen the road into Mesa Verde National Park, which closed because of the partial federal government shutdown....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis wants to expand immigrant driver’s license program to Durango

Gov. Jared Polis has requested that lawmakers set aside more than $480,000 that would allow Durango driver’s license officials to offer licenses to undocumented immigrants, an expansion of a...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

University of Colorado announces $4B fundraising campaign

BOULDER – The University of Colorado has announced its most ambitious fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $4 billion. The university has already raised more than $2 billion in the quiet...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pilot seeks dismissal of indecent exposure charge in Denver

DENVER – A United Airlines pilot has asked a judge to dismiss an indecent exposure charge against him, saying he is the victim of governmental misconduct. Andrew Collins was arrested Sept. 20 for...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Victim of New Mexico avalanche has died

TAOS, N.M. – A 22-year-old man died after being pulled from snow that crashed down a mountainside during an avalanche at a New Mexico ski resort, a hospital official said. The man, whose name was...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 7 hours 52 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

In Denver, green space disappearing from the ‘city within a park’

DENVER (AP) – Tent-hunting at REI, Jackie Von Feldt and her friends lamented that they choke inside booming Denver and were preparing an escape. They wanted peace, and calming views, with room to...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Proposal could make New Mexico a ‘sanctuary state’

SANTA FE, N.M. – A New Mexico bill could turn the state with the nation’s largest percentage of Hispanic residents into a “sanctuary state.” Identical Democratic proposals in the New Mexico House...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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