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Fort Lewis College basketball begins RMAC climb against New Mexico Highlands

There are 314 NCAA Division II men’s college basketball programs across Canada, Puerto Rico and the United States. Only 20 remain unbeaten, and three reside in the Rocky Mountain Athletic...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Vacant land on Florida Mesa approved for up to 22 homes

A vacant 66-acre property on Florida Mesa now has the potential for 22 new homes. On Thursday, the property owner, Joseph Truby, requested the land be reclassified from its agricultural/rural...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Buck tangles with swing set, gets knocked out, is back up doing well

FARMINGTON – Ever wonder which would come out on top, a swing set or a deer? One unlucky buck found out Wednesday when he became tangled with a plastic swing and metal chain in Farmington’s Berg...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Beads & Beyond, with residents’ help, decorates window for the holidays

When Beads & Beyond sent out the call for residents to help decorate its window for Christmas a couple of weeks ago, people turned out. “We had families coming in who had heard about it and wanted...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango Choral Society celebrates 50 years

In 1970, a group of friends would get together to sing. The informal group could not have known that 50 years later, their fun, informal group would still be going strong – having evolved into...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Southwest Health Alliance starting negotiations to bring health care costs down

Health insurance premiums in Southwest Colorado can rival a mortgage payment, but the recently formed Southwest Health Alliance expects to start negotiations with health care providers in coming...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New storm expected Sunday in Southwest Colorado

After a late-autumn rain at lower elevations Thursday, another storm system is expected to move into Southwest Colorado around midnight Saturday, and it holds at least a potential to leave some...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New way to monitor snowpack could be critical in the arid West

At a time when monitoring mountain snowpack is crucial for communities throughout the American West, has the next generation of measuring snow depth arrived? Some top researchers seem to think so....

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango completes its most expensive construction project

With the snap of oversize scissors Wednesday at Santa Rita Park, the city of Durango signaled the completion of its most expensive construction project ever. More than 50 residents, city employees...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioner falls off roof, fractures hip and spine

After falling from a roof, La Plata County Commissioner Clyde Church said a fractured hip and spine won’t keep him from fulfilling his duties. Church, who was elected in fall 2018, said he and a...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police officer accused of domestic violence appears in court

Issues over money and an alleged extramarital affair led to an altercation that resulted in a Durango Police Department officer’s arrest earlier this week on suspicion of domestic violence,...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Axis Health System CEO Bern Heath to retire

Axis Health System CEO Bern Heath will retire in January after leading the organization for almost 20 years and growing services to reach thousands of residents. The Axis board selected Chief...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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