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Report: U.S. nuclear lab gives New Mexico economy $3B boost

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Los Alamos National Laboratory supports more than 24,000 direct and indirect jobs and infuses more than $3 billion a year into New Mexico’s economy through federal funding and...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

‘Just laugh and be happy,’ says 104-year-old Durango woman

It’s not every day that someone in Durango turns 100 – much less 104 – but one resident has hit both of these milestones. Allene Pera, who lives at Sunshine Gardens Senior Community, celebrated her...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 12:26 a.m. A man at Walmart was throwing things. Tuesday 7:44 a.m. One driver T-boned another near Elmore’s Corner. At least one injury was reported. 11:09 a.m. Two...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

With issues at Treasurer’s Office fixed, county receives clean audit

Issues at the Treasurer’s Office have been fixed, and La Plata County received a clean audit for 2018. “I am happy to note we didn’t note any material weakness this year,” Matthew Marino, with...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide prevention campaign plans expansion

Suicide prevention messages are expected to blanket Montezuma and La Plata counties in September during an expanded reprise of last year’s successful campaign to encourage at-risk residents to seek...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-CIA operative Plame’s N.M. House bid gets many small donors

SANTA FE – Thousands of small campaign contributions have helped propelled former CIA operative and author Valerie Plame to the financial lead in a crowded primary competition for an open New...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Coal-fired plant in Southwest Colorado will shut down early

NUCLA – The operators of a coal-fired power plant in southwestern Colorado say it will shut down early next year, nearly three years sooner than planned. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico candidate wants US immigration agency abolished

SANTA FE – A candidate seeking the Democratic nomination to an open Senate seat announced her support Tuesday for disbanding U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and turning its...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lab officials report progress on chromium plume cleanup

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory say they’re seeing positive results from efforts to contain and control a plume of chromium contamination located in two canyons at...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Two arrests made in connection with break-ins at Fort Lewis College

A man and a woman have been charged in connection with breaking into buildings and stealing and eating food at Fort Lewis College. In a Facebook post on June 18, FLC police sought the public’s...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man charged with attempted murder denied bond reduction again

The third time in court wasn’t a charm for Anthony Pappas, a Durango native whose $100,000 bond on an attempted-murder charge was again upheld by a judge. District Court Judge Todd Norvell on...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge allows canine evidence in Redwine case

Prosecutors who say Mark Redwine killed his son, Dylan, in 2012 will be allowed to present cadaver dog evidence at a trial in September, a judge has ruled. Two handlers of German shepherds trained...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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