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A year after fiscal deal, Colorado may owe taxpayer refunds

DENVER – In a stunning turn from this time a year ago, Colorado’s state coffers are suddenly so flush with cash that lawmakers may be required to send more than $200 million back to taxpayers over...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fire near Pagosa Springs contained to 20 acres

Firefighters used old logging roads and nearby trails to contain a small, lightning-started blaze in the Pagosa Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. Cam Hooley, spokeswoman for the San...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 2:07 p.m. A drunken man was sitting on a bench in the 900 block of Main Avenue. 2:53 p.m. A drunken man was passed out in front of stairs in the 900 block of Main Avenue....

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Olympian Todd Wells joins forces with Durango Derailers to help families using Children’s Hospital Colorado

Three-time Olympian Todd Wells retired from professional mountain biking after the 2017 season. While the nation’s top mountain bikers tackle the trails in West Virginia at the national...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Oregon State studies embers to fight spread of wildfires

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Oregon State University professor is using federal funds to conduct research on how embers form and spread during devastating wildfires. Assistant professor David Blunck’s team...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo remains hot topic

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Republican Congressman Steve Pearce of New Mexico has introduced a bill aimed at giving Hispanic families stronger measures to review claims of lost lands under the 1848 Treaty...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Spring Airport fire ruled accidental

COLORADO SPRINGS – Investigators say construction workers accidentally started the fire that damaged a section of the Colorado Springs Airport terminal last April. The Colorado Springs Police...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

LPEA announces renewable energy grant program

La Plata Electric Association recently announced the creation of a renewable-generation grants program to support area nonprofits and encourage new renewable-electricity generation projects. To...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeals court formally dismisses charges against Rose Chilcoat

Charges against Durango wilderness advocate Rose Chilcoat, who was accused of trying to kill cattle in Utah, were officially dropped late Thursday. The Utah Court of Appeals ordered all charges to...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocky Mountain National Park lifts campfire ban

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK – Campfires are once again allowed at one of Colorado’s most popular national parks. Rocky Mountain National Park lifted its ban on campfires Friday, two weeks after...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation Council OKs bill on police standards, training

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation is moving to set its own standards and training requirements for certification of tribal police officers instead of continuing to rely on processes used by...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News