Activists gain resolve from civil rights vets post-election

ALBUQUERQUE – It became clear to Javier Benavidez that Donald Trump would win the presidency around 2 a.m. after polls closed on Election Day. The Albuquerque activist had helped organize two...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bayfield bridge replacement could happen in 2017

Bayfield town officials have talked about replacing the old, green bridges on Bayfield Parkway since 2011. It might actually happen in 2017. Town Manager Chris La May announced at the Dec. 20 Town...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio Town Board sets 2017 budget

Ignacio town trustees have approved a $3.6 million budget for 2017. It reflects sewer and water rate increases approved in November. In his budget message delivered earlier this month, Interim Town...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas, propane prices to rise in 2017

Fuel prices are going up all over Colorado, with rising gas prices making for a more expensive commute and higher propane prices a bigger home heating bill. Vance Feast, a Montezuma County farmer...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Minimum wage increase, other new laws take effect Jan. 1

DENVER – The minimum wage will begin to rise, it will be tougher to amend the state constitution, and primary elections will change with the new year. Along with state amendments and propositions...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

DUI enforcement period begins Friday

Increased enforcement statewide begins Friday to crack down on drunken or drugged drivers during the holiday weekend. The special enforcement effort, announced by the Colorado State Patrol and the...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Learning to skate

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Looking back: Arts & Entertainment in 2016

It’s two days until the new year, and, man oh man, has 2016 been a doozy in the world of arts and entertainment. The relentless obituaries have been stacking up as the Grim Reaper has come to call...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Wintry weather expected to return this weekend

A bit of wintry weather is expected to return to much of the Four Corners by early Saturday, but it likely won’t bring as much snow or cold as the Christmas weekend storm, according to the National...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

2016: The year in pictures

Herald Photography Editor Jerry McBride and Photographer Shaun Stanley spend their days documenting the richness and variety of life in Southwest Colorado. Their work captures human triumphs and...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional banks to finance Southwest Memorial construction

The Southwest Health System and Montezuma County Hospital District board of directors announced Dec. 22 that financing has been secured for the expansion of Southwest Memorial Hospital. The...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

After slow start, snow is catching up in Western mountains

DENVER – After a dry autumn, snowfall is rebounding to normal levels at Western ski areas and in the mountains that feed the vital Colorado River. Snow totals were encouraging across most of the...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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