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San Juan Basin Public Health sets ambitious goals for suicide prevention

After hundreds of people gathered for a summit about suicide last year, San Juan Basin Public Health started organizing a communitywide effort to work at reducing the suicide rate. Based on...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Spending ramps up in latest campaign finance disclosures

Candidates running for local and state elected offices filed campaign finance reports Tuesday to disclose how much they raised and spent from July 22 to Oct. 11. In the county, the ballot will...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students present videos about state ballot measures

Julie Marqua is probably ahead of most voters in coming to a decision about Amendment Y, which would create a 12-member commission to redraw Colorado’s congressional districts after each census....

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Unauthorized drone usage over wildfires may become a felony

People caught flying an unauthorized drone over a wildfire may face federal felony charges after the U.S. Senate passed a bill that included legislation originally introduced in July by the...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis, nonprofit aim to boost voter turnout

Voters younger than 30 are the least likely to participate in elections nationally, but a nonpartisan group is working hard to ensure young adults participate in the upcoming midterm election. The...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Anti-Polis attack ad omits key details

DENVER – A pro-Republican independent expenditure committee says in a TV ad that U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, Colorado’s Democratic candidate for governor, had a restraining order placed against him...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pennsylvania man arrested at Forrest Fenn’s house

SANTA FE – A Pennsylvania man arrested for burglarizing Forrest Fenn’s New Mexico house told police he believed the famed art and antiquities collector’s treasure would be there, according to...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado governor’s race comes down to money, message and momentum

Walker Stapleton needs to be the perfect Republican candidate with the perfect message to stem a predicted blue wave that could put Democrat Jared Polis in the governor’s office, Colorado political...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Newlywed Durango native almost lost husband in electrified canal

Durango native Taylor Gann, formerly Taylor Perry, and her newlywed husband, Brandon Gann, were playing putt-putt golf Sept. 30 in Oklahoma City before leaving for their honeymoon in the Bahamas...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 12:10 p.m. An extra patrol was requested in an alley in the 600 block of East Second Avenue for ongoing problems with people. 1:55 p.m. License plates were stolen in the...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Supreme Court hears high-stakes oil and gas lawsuit

DENVER – An attorney for six young people who want the state to impose tougher safeguards on the energy industry told the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday that the law requires regulators to...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

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