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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

Not real news: Looking at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press...

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

Public insurance option could lower costs for Connect for Health customers

The state of Colorado proposed an insurance option this week that could offer relief to residents paying some of the highest insurance premiums. The new public insurance option could lower premium...

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

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Thursday 11:23 p.m. Two children did not show up for school, according to a report at Escalante Middle School, 141 Baker Lane. 1:34 p.m. A woman jumped from a...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA: Mine spilling waste into Animas River returns to normal

The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it would continue to monitor a mine that spilled wastewater into the Animas River and added sampling results should be available next week. Crews...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Duran drops bid for U.S. Rep. DeGette’s Denver seat

DENVER – Former Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran has ended her campaign for the U.S. House seat occupied by fellow Democrat Diana DeGette. Duran told supporters in an email Friday she believes...

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

Alice Madden ends Democratic Senate primary campaign

DENVER – Another campaign for the Democratic nomination to face Sen. Cory Gardner next year is ending. This time, it’s former state legislative leader Alice Madden. Madden in a statement Friday...

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

Albuquerque keeps pursuing panhandling ordinance

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque is continuing its pursuit of an ordinance that would restrict panhandling despite a judge’s ruling that the city’s law is an unconstitutional restriction on free speech....

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

Man resentenced to life in prison in 1994 killing

FARMINGTON – A man sentenced to death in the 1994 strangulation killing of a 17-year-old Flora Vista girl has been resentenced to life in prison in response to a New Mexico Supreme Court decision...

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

Purgatory Resort starts making snow; opening date announced

Purgatory Resort began blowing snow this week on the heels of its third-snowiest season since it opened more than 50 years ago. Snow towers sprayed frozen mist on Purgatory’s base area Friday...

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

Man caught keying neighbor’s car pays nearly $1,000

A La Plata County man pleaded guilty to criminal mischief charges for keying a neighbor’s car after a vote didn’t go his way at a county planning meeting in August, agreeing to pay nearly $1,000 in...

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

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