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Colorado voter turnout was 2nd in the nation

Colorado saw the nation’s second-highest voter turnout rate in the midterm election with 61.9 percent of active voters participating, Secretary of State Wayne Williams’ office reported Tuesday....

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. Olympic officials visit Denver for possible 2030 bid

DENVER – U.S. Olympic Committee officials toured Denver aiming to choose a city for the bid for the 2030 winter games. The Denver Post reports the organization is expected to select either Denver...

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

Fort Lewis College to ban smoking on campus

Fort Lewis College will ban smoking on campus Jan. 1 following Gov. John Hickenlooper’s executive order that extends the state prohibition on smoking in state buildings to the grounds of state...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dozens plead with Trump administration to keep methane pollution rules

DENVER – Dozens of people who live near oil and gas wells pleaded with the Trump administration Wednesday not to roll back rules for methane pollution, while industry representatives said the...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Work underway on massive fans for nuclear waste repository

CARLSBAD, N.M. – The U.S. Energy Department says a New York-based company is building several massive fans to be used in a new multimillion-dollar ventilation system for the federal government’s...

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

Treatment is changing to prevent opioid addiction

After Durangoan Florence Paillard had surgery on a herniated disk in her back last month, her doctor prescribed Tramadol, an opioid, without any refills. The limited prescription is evidence of...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico election leaves few checks on Democratic power

SANTA FE – New Mexico Democrats who won nearly unbridled power over state government in midterm elections are confronting competing interests within their own ideologically diverse party, as the...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango School District board member resigns

Joe Kusar, who represents central and south Durango on the Durango School District 9-R board, resigned effective Thursday, and applications to fill the seat are being accepted. Kusar, who was not...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Denied a tax increase, city of Durango re-evaluates priorities

Durango city councilors on Tuesday said they plan to spend the next six months figuring out how to stabilize the general fund after voters rejected a property and sales tax increase that would have...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School plans for a new home

Animas High School is beginning the process to design a permanent home. This week, the charter school began community meetings with parents, teachers, students, staff members, the board of...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Aichele wins treasurer’s race; commissioner’s race still too close to call

Incumbent La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele has pulled away from challenger Colton Black, winning one of the most contested races in the county this year. In the Nov. 6 election, two races...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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