Man who threw snowboarder off lift could be released

ASPEN – Doctors at the state psychiatric hospital in Pueblo want to release a man who pushed a snowboarder off a chairlift at Aspen Highlands nearly four years ago. The Aspen Times reports...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Woman killed, man injured Friday evening in Archuleta County explosion and fire

An explosion and fire Friday evening in Archuleta County killed a woman, injured a man, destroyed a detached garage and damaged an adjacent home, according to law enforcement. Archuleta County...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 21 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: New Mexico construction job boom drive by oil, gas

SANTA FE – The construction job boom continues in New Mexico thanks in large part to the oil and gas boom in the southeastern corner of the state. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the Associated...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former police officer acknowledges stealing from charities

DENVER – A former police officer in suburban Denver has pleaded guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from two department charities. KCNC-TV reports 39-year-old Roland Albert, who worked...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gas balloon teams reach Canada in annual distance contest

ALBUQUERQUE – Polish balloon pilot Krzysztof Zapart and American teammate Andy Cayton are the apparent winners of the 2019 America’s Challenge gas balloon race. The team crossed the Canadian border...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

El Malpais monument closes cave to protect hibernating bats

GRANTS, N.M. – Junction Cave at El Malpais National Monument is closed for the season. Monument officials said Friday that the closure is expected to be in effect until April to ensure the bats...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Parade of Homes award winners announced

Cerwin Homes and Kogan Builders were recognized Friday in the Parade of Homes Gala for their work on two La Plata County homes. The builders took the top awards in the People’s Choice and Judges’...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Oct. 14-18

Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: or call 375-5000. La Plata County: or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: ...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballots in the mail: Voters to decide taxes, schools and library district

Mail-in ballots for the November off-year election that will determine if the state can exceed revenue caps set by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights and if sports books will be allowed in Colorado...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Greta Thunberg tells Denver rally: ‘We are the change’

DENVER – Young people must be prepared to continue striking to call for action on climate change for a long time and not back down, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg told a climate strike...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ed Zink – bicyclist, rancher and Durango native – dies at 71

Ed Zink, a founder of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, owner of Mountain Bike Specialists and longtime La Plata County rancher, died Friday from complications of a heart attack. He was 71. Family...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. forest managers want judge to revisit tree-cutting ban

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. Forest Service wants a federal judge to reconsider an order that halted tree-cutting across thousands of square miles of forest in the Southwest, saying efforts to address...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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