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Montezuma County considers convention center at fairgrounds

The Montezuma County Commission is considering construction of a multimillion dollar convention center at the county fairgrounds if the city of Cortez, tourism groups and chambers cover building...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez works on update to land-use code

The Cortez City Council has completed the first of three work sessions to review an update to the city’s land-use code. On March 12, City Planner Tracie Hughes guided City Council through a brief...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work to begin this week on upgrades to Durango-La Plata County Airport

The Durango-La Plata County Airport will break ground Thursday on a $1.6 million project to enhance the functionality of its 30-year-old terminal. The project, expected to be completed Nov. 1, will...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College offers scholarships to San Juan College students

Students at San Juan College in Farmington with an associate’s degree and a GPA of 2.75 or higher will be offered scholarships to make up the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition....

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos woman to pay $54K in restitution to Dove Creek fire department

Mancos resident Julie Ott was sentenced Thursday to three years’ probation and ordered to pay $54,560 in restitution to the Dove Creek Fire Protection District after a jury found her guilty of...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Another Colorado community scraps July 4th fireworks

FRISCO – Another Colorado mountain community is canceling its annual fireworks display and working on other ways to celebrate the Fourth of July. Leaders in Frisco decided last week to scrap the...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Shakeups won’t delay district plans, La Plata County officials say

Despite recent shakeups in staffing at the La Plata County Planning Department, district plans are expected to be completed as scheduled, county officials say. In recent weeks, a La Plata County...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 3:27 a.m. Someone was sleeping in front of the P.O. boxes at the Durango Post Office. 2:39 p.m. Smoke was reported to be coming from the ceiling of a business in the west...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass could be closed for another two weeks

Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 could be closed for two more weeks as crews work around the clock to dig out the road from heavy snowfall and avalanches. The pass between Silverton and Ouray...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

After verdict, defendant’s family causes disturbance in courthouse

A guilty verdict in a jury trial Wednesday at Montezuma County Combined Courts resulted in the defendant’s family members being removed from the courtroom before being removed from the courthouse...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado agrees to get jail inmates into treatment faster

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Human Services has agreed to speed up how soon people with severe mental illness who have been arrested get into treatment. Colorado Public Radio reports state...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

University of New Mexico to partner in moon rock studies

ALBUQUERQUE – Researchers at New Mexico’s flagship university are among nine teams selected by NASA to study pieces of the moon that have been carefully stored and have remained untouched for...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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