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Prosecutors aim to keep how Colorado mom, girls died secret

DENVER – Colorado prosecutors want a judge to block the release of autopsy reports for a woman and two young girls who were killed and dumped at an oil work site, arguing that the cause of their...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 9:24 a.m. A driver in a red Ford Explorer was swerving across U.S. Highway 160 westbound near the 30500 block. 10:06 a.m. A caller reported her silver Toyota RAV 4 stolen...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain lion visits Colorado motel but doesn’t stay long

BOULDER – A mountain lion has been caught on surveillance camera dashing to the doorstep of a Colorado motel office, venturing toward the open doorway and then wandering away. Colorado Parks and...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Health Dept: First cases of flu season reported in New Mexico

SANTA FE – The first cases of the flu season have been reported in New Mexico. State Department of Health officials say all three people who got the flu live in Quay County and reported no recent...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Downtown trolley will return to 20-minute service

The Main Avenue trolley will return to 20-minute interval bus stops this fall in response to complaints about safety and timeliness of the service, city officials said. City transit officials...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Complaint against Treasurer Allison Aichele’s campaign finances dismissed

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday dismissed a complaint that alleged La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele violated campaign finance laws. In June, it came to light that...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Congress considers more leases of historic buildings in national parks

WASHINGTON – A congressional committee on Monday discussed possibilities for a new approach to reducing the nearly $12 billion maintenance backlog in national parks that has touched Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

University of New Mexico president vows more transparency

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The president of New Mexico’s flagship university promised Monday to adopt further reforms amid an investigation into the school’s athletic program and criticism over how...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Supreme Court upholds re-sentencing law for juveniles

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld a law that allows judges to reduce the sentences of prisoners serving life without parole for crimes they committed as juveniles. Monday’s ruling came...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man charged with killing family denied leak investigation

BOULDER – A judge has denied a request to investigate if prosecutors or police leaked information to the media in the case of a Colorado man charged with killing his family and dumping their bodies...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sheriff’s candidates spar about turnover, morale, homelessness

Two challengers seeking to be the next La Plata County sheriff criticized turnover, low morale and the treatment of homelessness during the past four years. Candidates for three contested races in...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College Southwest opens campus at Durango High

After tailoring its course offerings to meet community needs – with a focus on early childhood education – Pueblo Community College Southwest has officially opened its new campus at Durango High...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News