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Investigation into weeping Virgin Mary statue continues

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces continues to investigate a Virgin Mary sculpture in a Hobbs church that appears to be weeping. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports Bishop Oscar...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

A year after fiscal deal, Colorado may owe taxpayer refunds

DENVER – In a stunning turn from this time a year ago, Colorado’s state coffers are suddenly so flush with cash that lawmakers may be required to send more than $200 million back to taxpayers over...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Campfires, smoking now allowed on Carson National Forest

TAOS, N.M. – Campfires, smoking and chain saws now are allowed on the Carson National Forest. Higher humidity and recent rain led to the decision to lift fire restrictions Monday throughout the...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

In GOP-dominated Mesa County, the immigration debate strikes a chord

Deborah Erbisch, the secretary for the Mesa County Republican Party, was helping to decorate the party’s float ahead of Grand Junction’s Fourth of July parade when she took time to explain her...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Portion of Spanish Trails Inn & Suites will be redeveloped

Bill Hermesman, owner of Northpoint Home Furnishings, has purchased 26 units at Spanish Trails Inn & Suites. He plans to remodel and convert them to rental apartment units with tenants signing...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A surge in meth use in Colorado complicates opioid recovery

Huddled at a computer screen at the Denver Recovery Group, counselor Melissa McConnell looks at the latest urinalysis results for her client, Sara Florence. Last fall, it lit up like a Christmas...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fires near Mancos, Dove Creek die down

A lightning-caused fire in the Weber Mountain Wilderness Study Area near Mancos showed no growth since Friday, and another small fire that sprang up near Dove Creek has been contained. The Hilltop...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM proposes better parking at Sand Canyon Trailhead

The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment that considers expanding parking areas at the Sand Canyon and Rock Creek trailheads to...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 57-year-old Durango man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday, according to the Durango Police Department. Cmdr. Jacob Dunlop said officers performed a welfare check around 5 p.m....

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez couple waives hearings in drug trafficking case

Two Cortez residents arrested in May on suspicion of drug trafficking have waived their preliminary hearings and are preparing to enter plea agreements. Lyndel and Sherri Clark have been...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

American Legion hosts Summerfest Carnival July 20-21

The inaugural Cortez Summerfest Carnival will take place Friday and Saturday at the American Legion grounds, 320 N. Harrison Street. The new fundraiser will have carnival rides, games, food, and...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies in head-on collision on U.S. 491

A 20-year-old Cortez man was killed in a collision Thursday night that shut down U.S. Highway 491 for several hours. The Colorado State Patrol, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, the Cortez...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News