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Jefferson County files most of state’s unemployment claims

DENVER – Recent figures show federal workers in Jefferson County, near Denver, have made the most unemployment claims in Colorado since the government shutdown began more than three weeks ago. The...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County Humane Society to close high-end shop

La Plata County Humane Society will close a retail shop that opened in April and featured high-end donations. The franchise will be consolidated into the existing thrift store at the Humane...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ska wins at Good Food Awards, debuts Green Silo Saison

Ska Brewing Co.’s True Blonde Ale was recognized as a winner at the 2019 Good Food Awards on Friday at the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. The beer is a medium-bodied blonde...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Navajo artist shares unique sand painting style in Cortez

CORTEZ – The Navajo for generations have created sand paintings for use in sacred ceremonies. Diné artist Bento Yazzie has a unique take on the art form, but he struggles to describe what it’s like...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

USA Today publisher targeted for buyout

DENVER – The publisher of USA Today has received a $1.36 billion buyout bid from a media group with a history of taking over struggling newspapers and slashing jobs. MNG Enterprises, better known...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Volunteers find little trash at Rocky Mountain National Park

DENVER – Volunteers have stepped forward to help clean up Rocky Mountain National Park during the partial federal shutdown. But The Denver Post reports that volunteers over the weekend found...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Health isn’t 1st priority for energy regulators, court rules

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court said Monday that state law does not allow oil and gas regulators to make health and environmental protection their top priority, prompting Democrats who control...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Report: Shrinking ridership hampers New Mexico commuter rail

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico’s only commuter rail line has marked another year of shrinking ridership. A report released Monday by the Legislative Finance Committee shows there were more than...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police looking for man suspected of stabbing, shooting at Iron Horse Inn

Law enforcement is looking for a man suspected of being involved in a stabbing and shooting at the Iron Horse Inn early Monday in Durango. The Durango Police Department posted to its Facebook page ...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Who is behind city’s effort to be sustainable, prepare for climate change?

Imogen Ainsworth says she couldn’t do her job alone, which is ironic for the only full-time employee in her division. Ainsworth is in charge of Durango’s sustainability program, one that is tasked...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: One person dies in crash south of Cortez

One person died Thursday night on U.S. Highway 160/491 south of Cortez after a semitrailer and pickup truck collided on the McElmo Creek bridge, law enforcement officers said. According to a...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Beef Symposium will have a drought focus

The annual San Juan Basin Beef Symposium at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds will focus this year on resiliency, profitability and herd health. The symposium will be held Feb. 6 at the Montezuma...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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