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State senator accused of using women’s restroom resigns

DENVER – A Colorado state senator who was accused of using a women-only restroom at the Capitol several times during the 2017 legislative session is resigning. The Denver Post reports that Sen....

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Springs homeless camp being cleared out

COLORADO SPRINGS – A large homeless camp in Colorado Springs will be cleared out by Monday after the city received permission from landowners to remove tents and residents. The Gazette reports the...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former police officer charged with on-duty sexual assault

DENVER – A former police officer in Colorado was on duty when he sexually assaulted a woman after offering her a safe ride home, according to charges filed Thursday by Denver prosecutors. Randall...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Suicide-prevention efforts to expand next year in La Plata County

Efforts to address the high rate of suicides in La Plata County will expand in scope next year, community group representatives said Thursday at a forum. A panel of six experts highlighted new...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner, Tipton introduce mine-cleanup bill

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Thursday introduced the latest attempt to pass a “good Samaritan” bill that would allow groups to do cleanup work on abandoned mines without...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

In twist, Utah ranchers take Fifth in cattle gate case against Durangoan

The key witnesses in San Juan County’s felony case against the husband of a prominent environmental activist may not testify after all. The reason: The ranchers themselves face a criminal...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Report: Store called 911 on student for being ‘black’

SANTA FE – Advocates have filed a complaint in New Mexico on behalf of a college student who says a convenience store employee called police on him for “being arrogant because he’s black.” The...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gardner supports Mueller probe

Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in an interview Thursday maintained his support for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, but...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado’s Hickenlooper staffs up for possible 2020 bid

DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his allies are taking new steps toward launching a presidential campaign, including interviews with dozens of potential staffers and hiring a pollster...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance looking for new leader

Roger Zalneraitis, who has led the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance for eight years, has accepted an offer to become economic development manager for the Permanent Fund of the Southern...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 8:44 a.m. A man in a white Toyota truck was passing unsafely and throwing things out of his vehicle in the 500 block of East Ninth Avenue. An arrest was made. 12:15 p.m....

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory in effect until 9 a.m. Friday

Light snowfall arrived Thursday morning in Durango ahead of a weather system that prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory for most of Southwest Colorado. The...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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