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Colorado law to hold large internet companies accountable

A recently enacted state law could help ensure faster internet service reaches customers when companies apply for state grants to fund infrastructure. The Colorado Legislature set aside $115...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘We freak out every time a raindrop falls’

HERMOSA – It took about 20 minutes to forever change the lives of residents in Pines Townhomes. Shortly before 2:30 p.m. July 24, rain hit the burn scar of the 416 Fire, sending a torrent of mud...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Attorney general candidate: Sue when you must, but first look for solutions

Democratic candidate for state attorney general Phil Weiser said he would join a multistate lawsuit against the maker of OxyContin to recover Colorado’s costs stemming from the opioid epidemic. At...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado projected to gain congressional seat after 2020 census

However Coloradans vote this November on a proposal to change the way the state draws its congressional district boundaries, the people who draw the next set of lines after the 2020 census likely...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Plans for prescribed burns put on hold in fire-fatigued Southwest Colorado

Plans for prescribed burns – intentionally set fires on the landscape aimed at reducing the risk of larger, more devastating wildfires – have been temporarily put on hold this fall as wildfires...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Full containment of Plateau Fire expected later this month

The Plateau Fire burning 6 miles north of Dolores grew to 16,390 acres over the weekend but is now 93 percent contained, fire officials said Sunday during a community meeting. A gap in containment...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mesa Verde fire blamed on lightning strike

Eight firefighters worked Sunday to contain a small fire in Mesa Verde National Park, the Durango Interagency Dispatch Center said. Dubbed the Mancos Canyon Fire, the fire was burning on less than...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Governors say ban on land deals could hurt beleaguered greater sage grouse

DENVER – Some governors in the U.S. West say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region. The...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Jury selection underway for two murder trials in Durango

Two murder trials that began Monday spent the first two days selecting jurors. Jury summons were sent to 300 people in each case, and coincidentally, 113 people showed up for both cases at the La...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Franken-fauna only threatens gardens, not health

Here’s a photo of a deer taken north of town. Yikes! Do you suppose this deer has been camping on our uranium mill tailings or lapping up heavy metals from the Animas River? Sign me, “The Velvet...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

‘Matriarch’ of La Plata County Fair has no plans to retire

No one loves the La Plata County Fair as much as Emma Shock. As the 70th year of the annual event closes down, the 92-year-old says goodbye to one of her favorite parts of the year. “Christmas is...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prospect to star: Sepp Kuss wins Tour of Utah

Sepp Kuss went from promising prospect to bonafide star during an unforgettable week at the Tour of Utah. The 23-year-old professional road cyclist from Durango wrapped up the seven-day race with...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports