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Heavy snowstorm creates hazardous road conditions

Winter weather covered area roads with slush and snow Thursday – sending scores of vehicles sliding off roads or spinning out of control, and the Colorado State Patrol warned road conditions were...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Creative District issues call for Melt bed racers

MANCOS – All bed racers – professionals and amateurs – are encouraged to register now for the 10th annual Mancos Melt morning race March 16. The Melt is a celebration of the start of spring for...

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

Southwest U.S. sees some drought relief, experts say

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Drought conditions in much of the southwestern United States have improved because of surges of moisture over the last few months. But national forecasters and climate experts...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Democrats reintroduce ‘red flag’ gun bill

DENVER – Colorado Democrats have introduced a bill to permit the seizure of guns from people deemed to pose a threat by a judge. The “red flag” bill would allow family or law enforcement to seek a...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 6

About 80 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about what the Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to purchase for $3.9 million , with 95 percent of...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Trail runner recounts life-or-death fight with mountain lion

FORT COLLINS – When a young mountain lion clamped its jaws onto Travis Kauffman’s wrist and clawed at his face, he screamed a “barbarian yell,” jammed his foot onto the animal’s neck and held it...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 12:06 a.m. A man and a woman were fighting in the 3900 block of Main Avenue near the X-Rock trailhead. Wednesday 8:36 a.m. Someone reported a reoccurring issue with...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning director didn’t follow procedure when buying ebike, county says

Outgoing La Plata County Planning Director Jason Meininger improperly used a county credit card to make a nearly $4,000 unauthorized purchase for an electronic bike, drawing concern from county...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver teachers back at work after winning deal with raises

DENVER – Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout and returned to their classrooms Thursday, greeted by hugs and high-fives, after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay as much as...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Shot fired at suburban Albuquerque high school, no injuries

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – A shot was fired Thursday on the grounds of a suburban Albuquerque high school on the first anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre, but police and school...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gun-seizure bill and minimum wage increase advance in New Mexico

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s Democrat-led House of Representatives passed a bill that would make it easier to take guns away from people who may be suicidal or a risk to others, in an emotionally...

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

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