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Southwest Health System gets interim CFO

The Journal Sam Radke will serve as the interim chief financial officer for Southwest Health System, according to a news release from Southwest Health public information officer Haley Saunders....

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire teams plan to secure fire lines, mop up after rain

Crews battling the Burro Fire took got back to work on Monday after a weekend of “wetting rain” that calmed the flames. Fire behavior on the Burro and 416 fires was expected to be limited on...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College closes open space, trails

Fort Lewis College has joined a growing number of agencies to close public lands and impose fire restrictions. The college has closed trails and open space on campus, including the Nature Trail,...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel: Nuclear contamination found on worker at weapons lab

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Reports from an independent safety panel show radioactive contamination was found on a worker’s hands and other places at a nuclear weapons lab in New Mexico — the latest safety...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pleasant View rancher lands job as CSU Extension director in Montezuma County

A Pleasant View resident with a ranching background and recent degrees in agriculture and law has been named the new Montezuma County director for the Colorado State University Extension. Kacey...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-inmate threatens to sue Colorado county over alleged excessive force

COLORADO SPRINGS – A former inmate is threatening to sue a Colorado county, alleging a deputy shoved his already broken jaw against a cell wall after he complained he was served food he couldn’t...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Meat found in Fort Collins yards laced with rat poison

FORT COLLINS – A Colorado humane society group says food laced with rat poison has been found in several yards in a southeast Fort Collins neighborhood. The Coloradoan reports that the Larimer...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Advocates eye New Mexico fund for rural village libraries

EL RITO, N.M. – Dozens of nonprofit village libraries across New Mexico are in danger of closing without adequate funding and a steady stream of municipal support. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

2 teens charged for damaging New Mexico Vietnam War memorial

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Police have charged two teens for damaging a memorial to Vietnam War veterans and a Vietnam War-era Huey Helicopter at a New Mexico park. KVIA-TV in Las Cruces reports...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

ATV stolen from Durango Youth Baseball

Durango Police are searching for two teenagers who allegedly stole an ATV owned by Durango Youth Baseball that was stored at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Durango Police said via Facebook that...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Air tankers play vital role in fighting 416 Fire

The Durango Air Tanker Base has already used more than 400,000 gallons of retardant this wildfire season to date, June 15, the most in a summer period since the Missionary Ridge Fire in 2002. A...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Another push for oil and gas measures on the Colorado ballot

The regulation of oil and gas operations, a consistently contentious issue in Colorado, once again may be fought over in dueling ballot initiatives this November. Four proposed ballot measures...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News