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Donations spike on Colorado Gives Day in Southwest Colorado

Donors gave more to nonprofits in Southwest Colorado than they did last year for Colorado Gives Day. Across a five-county region, 67 nonprofits received $231,471 from a total of 1,457 donations,...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students study what motivates young voters

Fort Lewis College students examined the factors that motivate young people to vote during a semester that featured a highly contentious midterm election. Turnout among young voters in La Plata...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado could move to clear pre-legalization marijuana convictions statewide as soon as 2019

Boulder’s district attorney last week announced plans to vacate and seal thousands of convictions for marijuana possession prior to the drug’s legalization in 2012. This week, Mayor Michael Hancock...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan

LAS VEGAS – With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River for crop irrigation and drinking...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Longtime federal magistrate David West to hang up the robe

If David West had a choice, he’d laugh. Not in the courtroom, of course, where he has worked for 32 years as a magistrate with the U.S. District Court in Durango. Judges, lawyers and friends...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Predicting foul weather can be a chancy job

As the one who answers pesky practical questions, please tell us what the “chance of precipitation” means. Thursday evening’s forecast was for 40 percent snow. Does that mean it will snow 40...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | COLUMN: Action Line

High health insurance prices mean ill winds in Colorado’s high country

EAGLE – This is the time of year businesswoman Janet Jordan dreads: Open enrollment on the individual and small-group health insurance markets and the inevitability of rising prices on Colorado’s...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wrestling Roundup: Bayfield flexes muscles in Dove Creek win

Bayfield High School flexed Four Corners dominance over fellow La Plata County teams on Saturday at the Dove Creek Dawg Fight as the Wolverines won the team title with 162.5 points and had winners...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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

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