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La Plata Electric Association reports outage

About 115 La Plata Electric Association members were without power on county roads 301, 302 and 303 on Saturday morning. LPEA spokeswoman Indiana Reed said the outage was caused by a broken...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Nuke dump managers: There was waste near ceiling collapse

ALBUQUERQUE – Operations at the federal government’s nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico resumed Friday as managers acknowledged there was radioactive waste in the area where a portion...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico woman sues hospital for resuscitating her

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights. The Albuquerque Journal reports lawyers for Jamie Sams filed a lawsuit this week in...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sheriff’s Office evicts homeless from hillside

Timothy Sargent keeps his campsite clean. He encourages others to do the same. But there are always bad apples in every bunch, something he said is used to paint the entire homeless community with...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Nov. 19-23

Monday La Plata County Board of Commissioners radio interview at Four Corners Broadcasting, 9 a.m., 190 Turner Drive. Questions can be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by emailing...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council wants to hear from residents: What didn’t you like about proposed tax increase?

Durango City Council is hosting a series of meetings to hear from residents about why they rejected ballot measure 2A. Ballot measure 2A – which asked residents to raise property and sales taxes to...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s Hickenlooper presents last state budget request

DENVER – Colorado’s John Hickenlooper on Friday presented his last budget request as governor to lawmakers – one he says helps prepare the state for an eventual recession. Hickenlooper spoke Friday...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver-area school district to be run by external manager

DENVER – The Colorado State Board of Education has ordered a struggling Denver-area school district to turn over supervision to an external manager. Adams County School District 14 is the first in...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 6:02 p.m. A man in an older GMC truck got angry with an employee of a business near the 10 block of Bodo Drive. 4:10 p.m. Someone requested that an RV that had been...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado plans changes in state mental health crisis system

WESTMINSTER (AP) – Most people who walk in the door of a small, brick building labeled “24/7 Crisis Center” are depressed, suicidal or experiencing audio or visual hallucinations. Others are young...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Jared Polis talks economic incentives, net neutrality and turkey

Colorado’s governor-elect Jared Polis doesn’t anticipate offering big incentive packages to lure companies very often, he told Colorado Politics in an interview Friday, adding that he’s “skeptical...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Trials reset for couple charged with animal cruelty

Two La Plata County residents charged with more than 30 counts of animal cruelty had their jury trials reset this week. Jeffery and Elizabeth Jackson were supposed to stand trial in November and...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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