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Fiber project in Cortez raises questions about federal involvement

Five years after starting its quest for citywide broadband internet, Cortez is looking to private companies for help and is receiving unclear signals from the federal government. Broadband access...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawyers seek release of mentally ill from Colorado jails

Public defenders across the state have filed 64 requests to judges in recent weeks to get mentally ill people immediately moved out of jails. The people in jail have been charged with crimes, but...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fort Lewis marketing class aids Humane Society

Enhancing efforts to present a strong, attractive social media presence and adopting guerrilla marketing strategies were key ideas Fort Lewis College business students offered La Plata County...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

December snow could help close tough retail year in Durango

Shop owners and managers on Main Avenue are looking for Christmas shoppers to put in a strong final month to what has been a tough retail year that was pinched by little winter snow, the 416 Fire,...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner wins science award

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado picked up a science award from the American Geophysical Union this week, and environmentalists are gobsmacked. The Colorado Republican received the award with...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Amendment V not for victory

A year-and-a-half ago, it sounded like a slam dunk. Near the end of Colorado’s 2017 legislative session, a broad, bipartisan group of lawmakers referred a constitutional amendment to this year’s...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Nine new police officers ready for duty

It’s a tough time to be a police officer. At least that’s how Doug Parker, director of the Southwest Regional Law Enforcement Academy, sees it. “In the past few years, a wave of criticism has...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Into the great unknown: Mancos mapmaker chronicles Powell’s epic 1869 journey

In the Southwest, river runners and river rats have the same great, great grandfather. Our patriarch is the one-armed Maj. John Wesley Powell, who launched four wooden boats in May 1869 down the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Housing boom doing little for lower-income workers

A development boom in subdivisions adjacent to downtown is adding dozens of homes to Durango’s real estate stock, but the increasing supply will do little to temper costs – and teachers, clerks,...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School’s Kylie Behn returns to diving board in win over Pagosa Springs

Durango High School’s Kylie Behn returned to her home pool Friday night at the Durango Recreation Center against Pagosa Springs a little more than two months after she tore the anterior cruciate...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mancos installs electric vehicle charging station

With the help of a $9,000 Charge Ahead Colorado grant from the Colorado Energy Office, the town of Mancos has installed an electric vehicle charging station at Boyle Park. The dual-port charging...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Co-op seeks to change Tri-State rules to boost renewable energy buying power

A Front Range electrical co-op is asking La Plata Electric Association for help in changing the restrictive rules imposed by electrical wholesale supplier Tri-State Generation and Transmission....

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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