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Plutonium found in Colorado soil; second test shows lower level

DENVER – Elevated levels of plutonium were found in the soil near a former nuclear weapons plant outside Denver, while a second test showed far lower levels, health officials said Tuesday. The...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Survey shows homeless population increase in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – A count of Albuquerque’s homeless population conducted on a single night earlier this year shows an increase of at least 200 people. The Albuquerque Journal reported Monday that the...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Second ethics complaint filed with city of Durango

An ethics complaint was filed this week with the Durango Clerk’s Office, the second allegation of wrongdoing in less than a month. The two complaints – one filed Aug. 2 and the second submitted...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 11 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Area 51 events in Nevada prompt emergency crowd planning

LAS VEGAS – Fearing they could be overwhelmed with visitors, officials in the remote Nevada county that’s home to the Area 51 military base have drafted an emergency declaration and a plan to team...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Phoenix police must log when they point guns at people after department led nation in shootings

Plagued by the highest number of police shootings in the nation, racist Facebook posts from its officers and a viral video of a family terrified by officers while held at gunpoint, Phoenix has...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Residents douse fire in north Durango after D&SNG train passed by

Residents in north Durango on Monday were forced to put out a fire next to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks, just as the afternoon train rolled into town. Karola Hanks, fire...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 10 hours 52 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Are local government TV channels in danger?

Could Durango’s municipal government channel, DGOV, be in the early process of melting away? An order from the Federal Communications Commission issued earlier this month has officials not only in...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis welcomes Durango students back to school

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis surprised hundreds of Park Elementary School students by welcoming them back to school Tuesday morning and personally wishing some good luck on their studies. Third...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 10 hours 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Lobbying spending sets new record in Colorado

DENVER – Business interests, associations, nonprofits and other groups spent a record $36.4 million to lobby Colorado lawmakers and government agencies this year. According to state records...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Petition demands separate look into Colorado police shooting

COLORADO SPRINGS – More than 2,000 people in Colorado have signed a petition asking for an independent investigation into an officer-involved shooting that killed a young black man. The Gazette...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado town named after KKK member opposes name change

DENVER – Colorado property owners have voted against changing the name of a neighborhood named after a former mayor and Ku Klux Klan member. The Denver Post reported Monday that results released...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Solar projects planned on Montezuma County buildings

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners are proposing to install solar panels on county buildings in Cortez beginning this year. The project would first put a solar array on the Annex 3...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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