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Teens memorialize friend with mural at Big Picture High School

Community members are installing a mural at Big Picture High School in memory of Kaila Craig, a 19-year old Durango woman who died in a car crash earlier this summer . The idea to create a mural...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Explosion in Aztec displaces dozens of people

An explosion at an Aztec apartment complex – the result of a natural gas leak inside the building – left one injured and dozens of others evacuated Sunday, according to authorities in New Mexico....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico on pace for more record revenue thanks to oil

SANTA FE – New Mexico is now on track to collect an unprecedented $7.8 billion in the budget year thanks to skyrocketing oil production, according to a new legislative revenue tracking report. The...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Report: 6 million acres of state lands in West inaccessible

BILLINGS, Mont. – More than 6 million acres of state property scattered across 11 states in the U.S. West are landlocked by private property and largely inaccessible to hunters, anglers and other...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Woman suspected in fatal hit-and-run crash turns herself in

DENVER – A suburban Denver woman suspected of hitting and killing a 77-year-old bicyclist with her SUV before fleeing the scene has surrendered to authorities. The Denver Post reports the...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Permanent affordable housing hitting Durango market

New homes for sale or under construction in Durango could provide permanent affordable housing for a lucky few. The 10 new homes are expected to fill a growing need in the community for affordable...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Conditions too risky to continue prescribed burn on Southern Ute reservation

The fire management branch of the Southern Ute Agency stopped a prescribed burn Monday on reservation land because of risky weather and fuel conditions. The tribal agency began the burn planned for...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple expected to survive 450-foot plunge off mountain road

An “incredible” rescue mission Sunday for a Montrose couple whose Jeep plunged 450 feet down a mountain road between Ouray and Telluride likely saved the lives of the couple, authorities said....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hearing for Aztec mom in boiling puppies case ‘mistakenly’ closed

AZTEC – A court official says a New Mexico district judge mistakenly kept the public from a hearing involving a New Mexico woman accused of forcing her children to watch her kill their pets. The...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado area missed air quality deadline, plans to improve

FORT COLLINS – The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a Colorado region missed its air quality standards deadline. The Coloradoan reports that the EPA is expected to mark the...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico company chosen to build border wall part in Texas

ALBUQUERQUE – An Albuquerque-based company has been awarded a more than $80 million contract to building a stretch of new border wall in Texas. KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas, reports Southwest Valley...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico Junior College plan eyes 4-year degree under $10K

HOBBS, N.M. – Some eastern New Mexico students may be able to earn a college degree for under $10,000, under a proposal by New Mexico Junior College. The school has unveiled more details of its...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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