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Paid family, sick leave initiative a step closer to Colorado ballot

DENVER – A liberal coalition says it has collected more than enough voter signatures to get a paid family leave initiative onto Colorado’s November ballot. Colorado Families First said Friday it...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Priest shortage forcing Jesuits to leave New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – A shortage of Jesuit priests is forcing the storied Society of Jesus Catholic order to abandon New Mexico after more than 160 years. The St. Louis, Missouri-based Jesuits USA Central...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Friends of Cedar Mesa awarded $300,000 to protect Bears Ears

Friends of Cedar Mesa has been awarded $300,000 from the World Monuments Fund to help protect the most at-risk archaeology sites in the Bears Ears area of southeast Utah. The contribution is part...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A La Plata County Fair unlike any other

In La Plata County, 215 young farmers are spending their days sprinting with goats, applying lotion to pigs or clipping hair on cattle as they prepare their livestock for the annual county fair....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dramatic decline found in Western bumblebee populations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A federal review of existing data unveils an alarming trend for the western bumblebee population, which has seen its numbers dwindle by as much as 93% in the last two decades....

DATE: July 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado residents are finding mysterious seed packets in their mailboxes

Mysterious packages of seeds allegedly sent from China are appearing in people’s mailboxes unsolicited. They’re coming in all different shapes and sizes and are delivered under the guise of...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango city manager finalists take citywide tour

Finalists for the Durango city manager position took a citywide tour this week, and both left excited and impressed by what the town has to offer. Durango has been in the process of hiring a new...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Friday 3:42 a.m. A drunken man was banging on doors and windows in the east 800 block of Third Street. 5:30 a.m. Someone attempted to break into a residence in the 400 block of...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: A cool way to beat the heat

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State funding gives boost to two Durango projects

With $65,000 from Colorado in hand, the city of Durango can advance two city projects that focus on urban redevelopment and electric vehicle infrastructure at a time when many efforts are stalled...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Official: Colorado to declare racism a public health crisis

DENVER – At the urging of Department of Public Health and Environment employees, Colorado will join other state and local governments in declaring racism a public health crisis. The pending...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police: Ex-New Mexico deputy hoarded lost evidence in home

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A former sheriff’s deputy in southern New Mexico was arrested Thursday on tampering with evidence charges after detectives say a cleaning crew found boxes of guns and case files...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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