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Montezuma County expands historic road map

At the end of 2020, the Montezuma County Commissioners continued their effort to identify and assert historic rights of way across county and federal lands. In response, federal land agencies have...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Racial disparities emerge in state’s COVID-19 vaccination rates

White Coloradans are more likely to have received a coronavirus vaccine than those who are Black or Hispanic, according to new data released Friday by state health officials. The numbers show that...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association joins contract buyout lawsuit in Adams County

La Plata Electric Association has joined a civil lawsuit initially filed by United Power of Brighton claiming Tri-State Generation and Transmission broke Colorado law by adding three nonutility...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Timber harvest considered north of Dolores

The San Juan National Forest is considering a vegetation management plan that includes logging ponderosa pine forests northeast of Dolores. An environmental assessment will be released in February...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected through Tuesday in Southwest Colorado

A multiple-day storm brought a second wave snow into Southwest Colorado early Sunday, and a third burst of powder is expected Monday evening before the storm clears the area. A high-pressure ridge...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Massive ranch northeast of Durango to be protected from development

A more than 700-acre property northeast of Durango has been placed in a conservation easement, seen as a huge win for protecting not only wildlife habitat, but also the city of Durango’s drinking...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Jan. 25-29

Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: www.bayfieldgov.org ...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico reports nearly 860 new virus cases, 38 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico on Saturday reported 859 additional COVID-19 cases and 38 more deaths, increasing the state’s pandemic totals to 168,579 cases and 3,115 deaths. Bernalillo County had the most...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Inside La Plata County’s community COVID-19 vaccination site

On Saturday, visitors to the La Plata County Fairgrounds saw the Exhibit Hall transformed into a large-scale COVID-19 vaccination distribution facility. About 300 people received the vaccine during...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 hours 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council nixes joint statement against Lauren Boebert

Durango City Council has declined to issue a unified statement condemning U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert for what some residents view as supporting an insurrection earlier this month at the U.S. Capitol....

DATE: Jan. 23, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 105

About 140 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about an $11 million settlement, with 95% of respondents correctly answering “Gold King Mine spill.”...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bus heading to Grand Canyon rolls over; 1 dead, 2 critical

PHOENIX – A Las Vegas-based tour bus heading to the Grand Canyon rolled over in northwestern Arizona on Friday, killing one person and critically injuring two others, authorities said. A...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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