60-year-old La Plata County man dies of gunshot wound

A 60-year-old La Plata County man died Wednesday from a gunshot wound, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chris Burke said authorities responded to an...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents rally in support of grocery store’s free-choice mask policy

Farmers Fresh Market supporters rallied outside the Ignacio grocery store Saturday in a show of support for the store’s free-choice mask-wearing policies. The store has received a legal warning...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire turned out to be a healthy burn for the forest, new studies find

As more research is done within the 416 Fire burn scar, it’s becoming increasingly clear the blaze that burned in summer 2018 was a healthy fire for the landscape, which is already showing strong...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez man swims 9.5 miles of McPhee Reservoir

When endurance athlete Adam Lederer sought out a new long-distance challenge last year, he decided to swim the 9.5-mile length of McPhee Reservoir. And he did it at night, in rough water. “I was...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Farmington officer charged after altercation with student

A former Farmington Police Department officer has been charged with multiple counts of battery and one count of felony child abuse stemming from his use of force on an 11-year-old girl at Mesa View...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Second mistrial declared in Bayfield child sex assault case

A mistrial was declared for the second time in a case where a Pagosa Springs man was accused of sexually assaulting a girl in Bayfield in 2018. The trial for Rodney Keller, 54, began last week. The...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who’s buying the popcorn? Stadium 9 to reopen Friday

OK, movie-lovers, let’s try this again: Stadium 9 in Durango will reopen its doors Friday. The theater closed along with just about everything else in the spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic....

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Juniper School welcomes students to new building

Wednesday was a biggie for The Juniper School. Not only was it the first day of school in a year that will be marked with extra precautions to deal with the novel coronavirus, it was also the first...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Top election official in La Plata County to drop party affiliation

La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker announced Wednesday she is changing her party affiliation from Republican to unaffiliated. The shift doesn’t represent a change in political...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ken & Sue’s restaurant in Durango raided by IRS agents

Ken & Sue’s restaurant, a popular downtown Durango eatery, was raided Wednesday by agents with the Internal Revenue Service’s criminal investigations unit. Calls to owners Ken and Sue Fusco were...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington police: Grace period is over, traffic enforcement steps up

Farmington drivers have developed a bit of a lead foot during the coronavirus pandemic. Overall traffic volume was significantly reduced in late March and most of April when New Mexico issued a...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

‘It’s not only my right, it’s my responsibility to honor those women’

One hundred years ago today, the United States adopted a new constitutional amendment: Women would have the right to vote. On Saturday, La Plata County residents celebrated that historic day with a...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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