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Man tumbles 95 feet down embankment, cliff on U.S. Highway 550 near Molas Pass

A 57-year-old man from Oklahoma was cited for careless driving after driving off U.S. Highway 550 near Molas Pass, rolling 95 feet down an embankment and off a cliff. Colorado State Patrol Trooper...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington’s Main Street weathers ‘perfect storm’ of construction, coronavirus

FARMINGTON – Businesses on Main Street in downtown Farmington were hit with a double-whammy this year: First a section of Main Street closed to vehicle traffic for major infrastructure...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Sen. Michael Bennet hears Rosa’s sanctuary story

MANCOS – On Monday, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet met with Rosa Sabido, a Cortez resident from Mexico who has been living in sanctuary at the Mancos United Methodist Church since June 2017. “I told him...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 hours 20 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Opposition to imported Estonian uranium grows in Four Corners

San Juan County, Utah, and the Navajo Nation have joined other groups to oppose a proposal by the White Mesa Mill in Blanding to accept radioactive material from Estonia. Mill owner Energy Fuels...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 11 hours 54 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sen. Michael Bennet talks deficit, COVID response and masks in Durango visit

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is infuriated by one issue that gets the goat of many Americans – especially his political opponents in the Republican Party, the $26.5 trillion federal deficit But...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 15 hours 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos Fire Protection District at critical juncture for funding

For fire districts like Los Pinos Fire Protection District, the Colorado Legislature’s decision to place a property tax constitutional amendment on the November ballot could have big financial...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 hours 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

No flags, but VFW scored a flyover this Fourth of July

Astute residents may have noticed something missing from this year’s Fourth of July festivities in Durango. No, not just the annual parade and fireworks show, which were canceled because of...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 hours 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Detainees start fire, barricade themselves in San Juan County Detention Center

FARMINGTON – About 35 detainees from two COVID-19 “pods,” or units, at the San Juan County Detention Center barricaded themselves inside the upper level of the detention center Monday in protest of...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 15 hours 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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DATE: July 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 22 hours 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Welder ignites wildland fire south of Bayfield

A welder cutting chain started a fire that grew to 1 acre before being doused by some 40 firefighters Sunday afternoon on County Road 509, south of Bayfield. Upper Pine River Fire Protection...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 hours 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Swim suits, not birthday, OK for hot springs

Dear Action Line: With Trimble Hot Springs renovations including multiple pools, will any be clothing-optional? – Body Positive Dear Positive: Bryan Yearout, one of the new owners of the hot...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | COLUMN: Action Line

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