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Marijuana lobby grows in spending, stature in Colorado

DENVER – The marijuana lobby in Colorado has grown in spending and stature as the industry tops $6 billion in sales in its fifth year of legalization in the state. The Colorado Sun reported...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

City Council candidates explain how to make Durango grow

It’s up to City Council to decide how, and in what ways, Durango will evolve. And council candidates differ on what that evolution may look like and what the city government’s role in that should...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. accuses Texas oil firm of air quality violations in San Juan Basin

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico regulators are going after a Texas-based oil and gas company over alleged air quality violations. The state environment department issued a notice to Hilcorp Energy on...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

After days of protest, Senate passes bill for stricter oil and gas regulations

DENVER – After a two-day protest from Republicans that shut down proceedings in the Colorado Senate, senators got back to business Wednesday and passed a controversial bill that rewrites the...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Power restored after nearly 5 hours in Silverton

The entire town of Silverton lost power for nearly five hours Thursday. Alex Shelley, spokesman for the San Miguel Power Association , said all 692 meters in Silverton lost power around 11 a.m....

DATE: March 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

High avalanche danger closes county roads near Silverton

The town of Silverton and San Juan County have closed all travel on county roads because of high avalanche danger and are strongly encouraging people to avoid recreating in the backcountry. In a...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand Canyon National Park’s first female leader is resigning

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park is resigning, less than three years after she took the helm of one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Christine...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado’s ‘bomb cyclone’ storm barrels toward Midwest

LONGMONT – National Guard troops used specialized vehicles with tank-like treads to rescue stranded drivers in Colorado in the wake of a massive late-winter storm that unleashed heavy rain and snow...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico group to keep pressing Congress on Trinity test

ALBUQUERQUE – Residents of a New Mexico Hispanic village near the site of the world’s first atomic bomb test plan to return to Washington, D.C., to press Congress about compensation. The Tularosa...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Santa Fe archbishop: Accused priests don’t represent church

ALBUQUERQUE – Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester says people shouldn’t write off the Roman Catholic Church because of former priests facing child rape charges. Wester told The Associated Press on...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tourism boosts homes sales, real estate experts say

A good snowpack not only helps Purgatory Resort, spring rafters, farmers and ranchers, it helps Realtors, too. “Farmers say we need about 140 percent of snowpack to get out of extreme drought, and...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to relaunch financial advisory committee to help restore trust

Durango City Council hopes to build trust in local governance with the reincarnation of a financial advisory committee to vet city spending. A draft of bylaws for the committee suggests a...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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