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New Mexico officials issue warning ahead of near record heat

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico health officials are warning residents and visitors of the potential for heat-related illnesses as forecasters predict more near record temperatures. The National Weather...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Incoming storm raises concern over flooding from 416 Fire burn scar

A flash flood watch has been issued for Southwest Colorado from Friday night through Saturday afternoon as a strong storm moves into the region, raising concerns about debris flows off the 416 Fire...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Entering a state wildlife area, like Perins Peak? You’ll need a hunting or fishing license

Starting July 1, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will require anyone who enters a state wildlife area – like at Perins Peak, Bodo and Haviland Lake – to have a hunting or fishing license, a move...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 21 hours 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute tribes reimagine Bear Dances

In normal, non-pandemic times, this is the season when the thrumming notes of a ceremonial song, the rasping of metal sticks rubbed on notched wood and the swinging and flicking of colorful fringed...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 21 hours 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mental health experts brace for increased need

Mental health service providers in Southwest Colorado are moving to remote work, expanding teletherapy video and phone networks and helping increasingly anxious or depressed clients. They foresee –...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

2020 Durango High School seniors will walk across a stage for graduation

It goes without saying that Durango High School’s seniors will not get the traditional graduation experience, but staff members worked to ensure the June 13 ceremony will provide them some...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado governor allows businesses to refuse maskless customers

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday unveiled an executive order allowing businesses across Colorado to refuse service to customers who won’t wear a mask. “With this executive order, it’s fine for...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Democrats unveil plan for $70M in coronavirus aid

Democrats in the Colorado legislature announced a slate of initiatives Thursday to spend $70 million in federal coronavirus aid , including a grant program to help small businesses recover from the...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Ice cold lemonade on a hot day

DATE: June 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

J.C. Penney in Durango to close for good

In a bankruptcy court filing Thursday, J.C. Penney revealed the list of stores it will shutter in its first round of closures, including the store in the Durango Mall. The department store, which...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico reports 218 more coronavirus cases, 8 more deaths

SANTA FE – Health officials in New Mexico have confirmed 218 more coronavirus cases with eight additional deaths. That pushes the number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 8,353 with 383 known...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former Colorado governor held in contempt by ethics panel

DENVER – The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission held former Gov. John Hickenlooper in contempt Thursday for defying orders to appear at a hearing on a Republican complaint that private plane...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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