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Durango family business hit hard by Hurricane Irma

A fundraising event will be held this weekend for a Durango family whose family business in the U.S. Virgin Islands was nearly destroyed in September by Hurricane Irma, one of the most intense...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Natural area staffers announce capture of stray llama

FORT COLLINS – Officials announced the capture of a llama that had been wandering around Bobcat Ridge Natural Area since the spring. The Coloradoan reports Fort Collins Natural Areas staffers wrote...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Solider from Ohio killed in snowboarding crash in Colorado

SALIDA – A snowboarder killed when he hit a tree at a Colorado ski area was a 23-year-old soldier from Ohio. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office says Sgt. Collin J. Zak of North Royalton was found...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Residents moving out of Colorado in record numbers

DENVER – A record number of residents have moved out of Colorado, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. New annual figures from the bureau’s American Community Survey show that...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

President Trump scales back 2 national monuments in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY - President Donald Trump announced Monday that he is drastically scaling back two national monuments established in Utah by his Democratic predecessors, the largest reduction of...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fireplace ashes spark small brush fire northeast of Durango

Firefighters responded to a small brush fire early Monday northeast of Durango. The fire was reported at 6:12 a.m. along Florida Road (County Road 240), just east of Edgemont Ranch and County Road...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickleball helps Durango woman beat back depression

Six months ago, Cathy Sykes was sinking deeper into depression, an illness she has suffered with most of her life. “She felt her life was really kind of over,” Sykes’ mom, Barbara Elliott, said....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. officials drop mining cleanup rule after industry objects

BILLINGS, Mont. – President Donald Trump’s administration announced Friday that it won’t require mining companies to prove they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution, despite...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

IUD program leads to decline in teen pregnancies, abortions

DENVER – Colorado teen pregnancies and abortions have dropped sharply since 2009, and state health officials attribute much of the trend to the increased availability of free and low-cost access to...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fort Lewis College will fill enrollment position with an interim hire

As Fort Lewis College struggles with lagging enrollment, it will fill the position of vice president for enrollment management with a temporary, interim hire. President Dene Kay Thomas informed the...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC adds education master’s program

A new master’s program in the Teacher’s Education Department has been approved by the Board of Trustees of Fort Lewis College. The degree’s title will be Master of Arts in Education: Culturally and...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police look for better ways to deal with people in crisis

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – Juan Gabriel Torres twice drank a beer in front of police officers while in possession of a knife in 2016. The first time, he was arrested. The next time, he was shot dead....

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News