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Most fault road access to Village at Wolf Creek, others see economic potential

A majority of people who weighed in on the U.S. Forest Service granting the Village at Wolf Creek road access opposed the decision, citing many faults with the proposed resort atop Wolf Creek Pass....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sentences issued in Ute Mountain fraud case

The Ute Mountain Ute fraud case that involved $1.1 million in embezzled and stolen funds has entered the sentencing phase. So far, 13 people, many of them tribal members, have pleaded guilty to...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies northwest of Durango

A 54-year-old man died from a self-inflicted gunshot shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday northwest of Durango. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith did not disclose the man’s name Sunday morning, and said...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango atop affordable hiking town list

No matter that the median home price is quickly approaching a half-million dollars – Durango just ranked No. 3 on a list of “America’s 15 most livable hiking towns.” The website RunRepeat , which...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials shed little light on closure of solar observatory

ALBUQUERQUE – An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that is dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of the sun has found itself at the center of a mystery that is creating a buzz here...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tax incentive proposal aims to draw film crews to Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Las Cruces may become the first city in New Mexico to offer financial incentives to producers that make films in the city as municipal leaders look to draw more projects to the...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pot seizures on Colorado public land nearly doubled in 2017

DENVER – A regional task force reports that officials eradicated a record number of marijuana plants being grown on Colorado public land in 2017. The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

How do you make the classroom LGBTQ-inclusive?

The second standard of the six that Colorado teachers are supposed to follow is to make their classrooms a safe and inclusive environment for a diverse population. But when it comes to LGBTQ...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Firefighters contain wildland fire in western La Plata County

Firefighters were able to contain a small wildland fire in western La Plata County on Saturday, said Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District Chief John Lee. The fire was reported around 2:30 p.m....

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Niece: Family won’t take in Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper

SALT LAKE CITY – Once an accomplished organ player in Salt Lake City, Wanda Barzee became a disturbing figure for members of her own family after she helped in the 2002 kidnapping of then-teenager...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bat tested positive for rabies at Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. – A bat collected from the bottom of the Grand Canyon has tested positive for rabies. Park officials said Friday that visitors have reported an uptick in bats...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico candidates address concerns of racial inequality

ALBUQUERQUE – Candidates for governor of New Mexico responded to concerns about a limited opportunity for African Americans in state government and the private sector, at a Friday-night forum...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News