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Sen. Michael Bennet achieves fundraising goal for New Hampshire primary

Sen. Michael Bennet’s presidential campaign has just hit its goal of raising $700,000 within a month to make Bennet competitive with other top-tier Democratic candidates in New Hampshire. The...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado teen sentenced to 30 years in Xbox killing

BRIGHTON – A 16-year-old boy was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday for fatally shooting a man while trying to steal an Xbox he had arranged to buy. Brigham Yahir Mendez was charged as an adult...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Property tax notices start to hit mailboxes

La Plata County’s treasurer said residents should receive property tax notices by the end of this month. Notices, Treasurer Allison Aichele said, are mailed to addresses on file with the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after blizzard conditions

Wolf Creek Pass closed Friday morning for blizzard conditions around the high mountain pass east of Pagosa Springs. It reopened at 1:30 p.m. The pass was closed from Treasure Falls, mile post 159,...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City councilor given OK to discuss Durango Mesa Park development

The Durango Board of Ethics has cleared the way for City Councilor Kim Baxter to discuss development of land owned by a nonprofit for which her husband serves as a board member. Baxter sought the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Court may have violated rights of man charged with felony sex assault

A Colorado Supreme Court judge said this week La Plata County’s district court might have violated the rights of a 39-year-old man who has been charged with two felony counts of sexual assault....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

National preserve in New Mexico expands land holdings

JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. – A national preserve in northern New Mexico that is sometimes referred to as the “Yellowstone of the Southwest” has added another piece of property to its land holdings that...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Democrat Chris Hansen to succeed Lois Court in Senate

DENVER – Denver Democratic state Rep. Chris Hansen has been chosen to serve the remaining year of former Sen. Lois Court’s four-year term in a district representing parts of Denver and Arapahoe...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hickenlooper faces renewed questions about his administration’s spending

A little-noticed government account that is paying ongoing legal bills related to an ethics complaint against U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper is facing renewed scrutiny even as the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County likely to suspend public process for road improvements

La Plata County is unlikely to reinstate a program that allows residents to ask for more maintenance of county roads, another ramification of budget declines that have plagued the county for years....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include the Marvel chili cook-off and Slow Turbo. Marvel Grange will host its annual chili cook-off and dessert auction to benefit needy families at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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