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Broadband application period narrows for tribal governments

Tribal communities were excited to take a big step forward this year in broadband access, but a new decision by the FCC has put that progress in doubt for many. In February, the Federal...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Competition more friendly than fierce at La Plata County Fair

At the La Plata County Fair, champion showmanship comes down to eye contact with the judge, said Rylie Zufelt, 18, reigning champion of the senior cattle showmanship competition. “Eye contact is...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College trustees look to deepen diversity on campus

To deepen and reinforce Fort Lewis College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the Board of Trustees agreed Thursday to examine taking several steps, including creating a trustee...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

RMAC moves football, soccer volleyball to spring

One day after the NCAA Division II Presidents Council voted to cancel fall sports championships , the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Presidents Council reconvened to evaluate its decision from...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

Donations, gifts to Fort Lewis College set record

The Fort Lewis College Foundation received more than $6.17 million in gifts and pledges for the 2019-20 fiscal year, a record amount. The number of individual donors also is increasing. During the...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sentenced for stabbing outside Joel’s Bar

A 21-year-old Durango man was sentenced Thursday to 18 months at Hilltop House, a community corrections center, after he was arrested earlier this year for stabbing someone outside Joel’s Bar....

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheep steal show at otherwise sleepy La Plata County Fair

The signs of a coronavirus-adapted county fair were evident Wednesday by the sounds, or lack of them: an odd quiet except for the bleating of sheep, mask-muffled conversations and a loudspeaker...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield takes a second look at marijuana restrictions

Surrounding the town of Bayfield is a 3-mile buffer where marijuana production is restricted, courtesy of an agreement reached between the town and La Plata County. But as of Tuesday, that...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA settles with Utah over Gold King Mine spill

SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. government settled a lawsuit Wednesday brought by the state of Utah over a mine waste spill caused by federal workers that sent wastewater downstream to several states...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian hit by car in City Market parking lot in critical but stable condition

A 73-year-old Durango man is in critical but stable condition after being struck by a vehicle in the south City Market parking lot earlier this week. Durango Police Department Cmdr. Ray Shupe said...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation moves toward virtual learning

FARMINGTON – Even with case rates slowing on the Navajo Nation, schools are likely to implement virtual learning for the fall semester, with funding support from the federal CARES Act. The Navajo...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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