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N.M. Department of Public Safety to pay $28,000 in records case

FARMINGTON – A judge has ordered the New Mexico Department of Public Safety to pay $28,000 in a public records lawsuit filed by a man whose brother was fatally shot by a Farmington police officer....

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gov. Polis announces substantial drops in insurance rates

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis says health insurance premiums are dropping substantially for Coloradans buying individual insurance plans on the state exchange next year. Polis told a news conference...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado soldiers to catch drone buses at Fort Carson

COLORADO SPRINGS – An Army-supported research program has plans to bring robotic buses to Colorado troops at Fort Carson. The Gazette reports that the pilot program could eventually lead to...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mine spill reported in Animas River; severity being investigated

A mine spill into the Animas River was reported late Wednesday. Christina Progess, the Environmental Protection Agency’s lead for the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site, said the size and...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe will close jail by Dec. 31

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has announced it will close its jail by the end of the year. In a news release late Wednesday, the tribe said it has been attempting for the past two years to reduce...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sheriff appointed to state fire board

The La Plata County Sheriff this week joined two dozen private and public officials tasked by state legislators to revamp how Colorado promotes, funds and structures how it keeps people safe from...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Long a New Mexico icon, Spanish conquistador faces attacks

ALBUQUERQUE – The Spanish conquistador is an image found throughout New Mexico, the most Hispanic state in the United States. Depictions of such men as 17th century explorers Don Juan de Oñate and...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Politician charged in human trafficking adoption scheme

PHOENIX – An Arizona elected official ran a human smuggling scheme that promised pregnant women thousands of dollars to lure them from a Pacific Island nation to the U.S., where they were crammed...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Committee to examine Native American women’s deaths, disappearances

ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed eight members to a task force established to examine the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women. She announced appointments...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado lawsuit seeks suspension of drilling permits

DENVER – A group opposed to hydraulic fracturing announced a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to halt new oil and gas drilling permits until updated regulations are in place. Colorado Rising attorney Joe...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sewage treatment plant nears completion; will it pass the smell test?

The Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility, the largest construction project in city history, is nearing completion and sending cleaner water into the Animas River. But the smell of human waste...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District forum highlights new security personnel, investments

A Durango School District 9-R forum about school safety Wednesday highlighted how the district is investing in new equipment, training and personnel, in addition to weighing whether to arm school...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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