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Durango Police Thursday 12:01 p.m. A 27-year-old man was bitten by spiders on his calf and back in the 900 block of East Second Avenue. 1:32 a.m. A man was arrested on suspicion of falsely...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado activists want more federal money to feed families

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers and hunger awareness groups are urging Congress to increase food stamp benefits as families increasingly turn to food banks due to job losses during the coronavirus...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Firefighters extinguish fire atop silo at Coors Brewery

GOLDEN – Firefighters have extinguished a small fire atop an empty 16-story silo at the Molson Coors brewery in Golden. The cause of Thursday’s fire was under investigation. No injuries were...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police: New Mexico man attacked officer over fear of snakes

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A New Mexico man is facing charges after authorities say he became combative with police over a fear of snakes and tried to grab an officer’s gun. The Las Cruces Sun-News ...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Manslaughter charge against ex-sheriff’s deputy dismissed

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A judge has dismissed a voluntary manslaughter charge against a former Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputy accused in the 2014 shooting death of a fellow deputy. Tai Chan had...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tucson police investigating fatal shooting by security guard

TUCSON, Ariz. – Police in Tucson are investigating a fatal shooting involving a security guard. They said officers were called out to an apartment complex last Saturday night. According to police,...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Leader, civil rights group part after ethnic studies flap

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – A New Mexico Hispanic activist upset about the removal of Spanish conquistador monuments and who demanded the state’s largest university remove some ethnic studies classes is no...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bayfield School District delays start

Bayfield schools will open a week late, Aug. 24, but the exact manner of schooling during the coronavirus pandemic has yet to be determined. La Plata County school districts have been weighing...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Irish music fans look to save Irish Embassy Pub

Before COVID-19 health restrictions claimed his favorite downtown Durango hangout, the Irish Embassy Pub, Sean McCarthy decided to act – organizing a social media fundraising effort to save the...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Mexico jump 352, now 20,136

SANTA FE – New Mexico health officials say the state has 352 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bring the state’s total to 20,136. The state Department of Health said Wednesday that six more people died...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wyoming wildlife officials to test dead rabbits for disease

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wildlife officials in Wyoming have asked residents to report dead rabbits in their yards, rural property and outdoor areas because a viral disease has been identified in several...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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