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23-year-old giraffe named Masika dies at Denver Zoo

DENVER – Denver Zoo officials say a 23-year-old giraffe was humanely euthanized after years of health problems. KUSA-TV reports the zoo announced Tuesday the death of the reticulated giraffe named...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Storms may bring heavy snow to San Juan Mountains

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a winter storm watch to take effect Wednesday afternoon and last through midday Friday. The NWS says a series of storms hold the potential...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators vote in favor of renewing Land and Water Conservation Fund

The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a bill championed by Colorado Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, as part of a massive public lands...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors

DENVER – After Donald Trump’s 2016 victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado’s Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking legislation to join other states in picking the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mexican wolves caught in traps in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The death of a Mexican gray wolf and injuries to another prompted environmentalists on Tuesday to call on New Mexico lawmakers to ban trapping on public land. Defenders of...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Yabba dabba adieu: ‘Flintstones’ theme park has been sold

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – A theme park near the Grand Canyon designed around the “Flintstones” cartoon will now be strictly for the birds. The Arizona Daily Sun reported this week that the sale of...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

‘Forever Tango’ show at Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College canceled

Luis Bravo’s “Forever Tango” show that was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 12) at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College has been canceled. The reason for the cancellation by the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 7:47 a.m. A man and a woman were arguing and fighting in the 2200 block of West Third Avenue. At least one arrest was made. 8 a.m. At least one person was arrested after...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport approved for $3.9 million land purchase

Durango-La Plata County Airport has been given the green light to pursue a $3.9 million purchase of 12.5 acres to help meet future expansion needs. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM Ranger Fouss is named acting manager of Canyons of Ancients

Bureau of Land Management law enforcement ranger Tyler Fouss has been named acting manager of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Fouss will serve in the post until May, to allow time for...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Trial postponed for Durango man suspected of sexual assault

A jury trial scheduled to start this week for a Durango man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman has been postponed at the request of his defense team. [image,1:mugshot] The seven-day trial was...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 18 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Online petition seeks impeachment of border governor

SANTA FE – An online petition has been launched to impeach the Democratic governor of New Mexico over her decision to withdraw National Guard troops from the border with Mexico. As of Tuesday, more...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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