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Hickenlooper, 11 other governors call on Congress to reauthorize CHIP program

Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined a bipartisan group of 12 governors calling on Congress to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which is set to expire Jan. 31. About 75,000...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque officer honored for adopting baby from opioid addicted mom

ALBUQUERQUE – A police officer who persuaded a pregnant woman he found using heroin to let him adopt her unborn child has been honored by the city of Albuquerque. Officer Ryan Holets and his wife...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Mercy hospital opens hub for sports medicine

With physical therapy, athletic training, concussion services and wellness and fitness classes in one place, Mercy Regional Medical Center’s new space in the Centennial Center in Durango is...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 2:34 a.m. Police and medics responded to a fight involving multiple people, including a woman who had part of her ear bitten off, according to a report in the McDonald’s...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Glamping’ campground proposed near Silverton

Silverton, the once-gritty mining town home to Wild West-fabled gangs and shootings, rough-and-tumble miner bars and a legacy of men risking their lives to strike it rich, could soon be home to a...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico students gather belongings after school shooting

AZTEC – Students who attend a New Mexico high school where a shooting rampage claimed the lives of two classmates are being allowed to retrieve belongings left behind after the gunfire erupted. The...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo-Gallup water project gains pipeline contract

Navajo and Jicarilla-Apache Nation communities in New Mexico are one step closer to receiving domestic and commercial water supplies as part of a $1.13 billion federal construction project. The...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez volunteers prepare for annual Christmas dinner

A group of local volunteers is preparing for the annual Cortez Christmas dinner. The event has been a Cortez tradition for more than 25 years, and organizer Mitchell Toms said it usually draws...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Water service restored to homes in north Durango

Water service was restored Monday afternoon to homes in north Durango where a water main break caused an outage, according to Durango’s utilities department. Around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, a water line ...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Chief Kamran Afzal brings focus on community

Durango Police Department Chief Kamran Afzal comes from a family of law enforcement officials, dating back to the early 1900s when his grandfather worked as a police officer in British India. His...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI seeks potential sex abuse victims on reservation

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The FBI is casting a wide net for potential victims of sexual abuse by a man who lives on a remote Arizona reservation world-renowned for its blue-green waterfalls. Fydel Jones...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Momentum builds for nonmotorized trail connecting Cortez and Mesa Verde

Planners are still seeking the optimum path of least resistance for a proposed nonmotorized trail linking Cortez, Mesa Verde National Park and Mancos. The Paths to Mesa Verde plan envisions a...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News