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Durango Police Wednesday 12:34 p.m. Bicycles were reported stolen in the 700 block of Camino del Rio. 2:48 p.m. A vehicle caught fire in the 500 block of Rivergate Lane. 5:38 p.m. A...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico health secretary, experts push vaccine message

ALBUQUERQUE – Combating misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and tapping into networks of community health providers, faith leaders and other local organizers to share more public health...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango police warn of spike in car thefts

The Durango Police Department is warning of increasing vehicle thefts in town. Vehicle thefts in Durango increased from 36 in 2019 to 54 in 2020. Eleven vehicles have been stolen so far in 2021....

DATE: April 15, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation reports no COVID-19 deaths for fourth day in row

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 10 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the fourth consecutive day. The latest numbers brought the pandemic totals...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Officer put on leave over arrest of woman with dementia

DENVER – A police officer who arrested a 73-year-old woman with dementia, pushing her to the ground and handcuffing her, after she walked away from a store without paying for about $14 worth of...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mountain Middle School to break ground on expansion

Construction will begin next month at Mountain Middle School on a 7,000-square-foot, $3.5 million expansion to the south of the main building that will add classrooms for an additional 60 fourth...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Vigil held in Buckley Park to remember Daunte Wright

“Same problem, different day,” Tracy Jones told a crowd of about 70 people gathered in Buckley Park on Wednesday evening to remember Daunte Wright, a Black man who was shot and killed by a...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado bill aims to improve maternal health care

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill to improve maternal health aimed at bettering pregnancy outcomes for minority women, as the U.S. recognizes Black Maternal Health Week. About 700...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County sees surge of new COVID-19 outbreaks

A rash of COVID-19 outbreaks in La Plata County were reported this week, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Every Wednesday, CDPHE updates its list of outbreaks...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico school district wants 20,000 youths vaccinated

SANTA FE – Albuquerque Public Schools said 50 students have received shots as part of a pilot program to promote vaccines for teenagers. State residents aged 16 and older became eligible for the...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango man arrested on suspicion of road rage with cyclist

A 33-year-old Durango man was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing Tuesday after a road rage altercation with a cyclist, according to the Durango Police Department. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said a...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

One killed in crash on U.S. Highway 491

One person died and three people were injured in a single-car crash Wednesday on U.S. Highway 491 south of Dove Creek, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash was reported at 9:40 a.m. at...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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