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EPA’s quick-action Superfund plan receives flak from commenters

The Environmental Protection Agency changed course this week and released public comments on its proposed quick-action cleanup plan for 26 mines in the Superfund site around Silverton. The agency...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County courthouse wins statewide design award

The American Institute of Architects Colorado honored the architects behind the Montezuma County Combined Courts with a statewide award Sept. 7. Peer-reviewed and judged by architects in Portland,...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Belgian tourist found dead at White Sands National Monument

WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT, N.M. – New Mexico authorities are investigating the death of a Belgian tourist at White Sands National Monument. Monument officials said in a statement Thursday the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ex-Navajo Nation chapter employee pleads no contest to fraud

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation officials say a former K’ai’bii’to’ chapter accounts maintenance specialist has pleaded no contest to one count each of fraud and forgery. Tribal authorities say...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wyoming tomato farmer pleads guilty to growing marijuana

CASPER, Wyo. – An organic tomato farmer in Wyoming pleaded guilty to federal charges of growing marijuana and money laundering. Stewart Doty of Big Piney faces about two years in prison when he is...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Libertarian Senate candidate discloses cannabis investments

SANTA FE – U.S. Senate candidate Gary Johnson of New Mexico has disclosed personal financial interests in the cannabis sector that include stock holdings, a profit-sharing agreement and recent...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

$1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute

DENVER – A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks, a...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado agency to reopen gun range where fire was started

BASALT – Colorado Parks and Wildlife will reopen the gun range near the community of Basalt where a destructive wildfire was ignited this summer. The agency announced in a news release Thursday...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Animas River Trail may grow soon

First it was 2017. Then it was 2018. Now, it’s looking more like 2019 before the city of Durango will make serious progress on construction of a northern extension to the Animas River Trail. ...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets for the weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include Saturday’s Run for the Mountains 10K Run and Chile Chase Cook-off and a bear hike with Bear Smart Durango on Sunday. The 10K run is a challenging run through Overend...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Burger King temporarily closes after arrest of manager

Durango’s Burger King closed abruptly Thursday after its general manager was arrested on suspicion of fraud and identity theft. In a whopper of a day, Burger King employees scrambled to shut doors...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeals court overturns murder conviction, citing judicial bias

A murder conviction from 2014 has been overturned by the Colorado Court of Appeals, which found Chief District Judge Jeffrey Wilson expressed bias before the jury trial when he called the crime a...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News