Daniel Hernandez lifts No. 15 Fort Lewis College basketball to overtime win against Western State Colorado University

Saturday games in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference are as tough as they come in all of NCAA Division II basketball. No matter the opponent, teams find themselves in slugfests, and the...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Durango High School advance-placement students earn Christmas bonuses

More students are taking Advanced Placement classes at Durango High School, and one of the main reasons is the school’s involvement with a grant program that helps students, teachers and the school...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College women’s basketball shakes off rough start to topple Western State Colorado

The Fort Lewis College women’s basketball team suffered a bit of a hangover after a big win against Colorado Mesa University on Friday night, but the Skyhawks shook off the cobwebs in the second...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Aztec High School closed indefinitely after deadly shooting

AZTEC – A northwestern New Mexico high school where a deadly shooting occurred will remain closed until further notice. Authorities say 21-year-old William Atchison, a former student at Aztec High...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ute Mountain Ute film earns Los Angeles awards

“The Strength of Siblings,” a short dramatic film made by Ute Mountain Ute youths, has won two film awards. Shot in Towaoc and Cortez last year, the 32-minute drama focuses on substance abuse and...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Bayfield woman lends helping hand to those in need in Durango

As the days grow shorter and the nights longer and colder, Durango’s homeless population struggles to stay warm. A report conducted by the National Alliance to End Homelessness found more than...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critics of oil, gas leasing near Chaco sense déjà vu

An oil and gas lease sale that would sell off more than 4,400 acres in the Greater Chaco region in March is again raising tension between resource development and cultural preservation interests....

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

City plans for vote on Cortez Rec Center sales tax

The Cortez Recreation Center hosted an open house on Tuesday to discuss an upcoming ballot issue that could affect its revenue. Cortez plans to put a question on the April 3 ballot asking residents...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

How much do you pay to flush?

After three years of steep rate increases, sewer rates in Durango have outpaced the national average and are set to go up again in January. Residents in Bayfield, Ignacio and other communities in...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

No. 15 Fort Lewis College feeds off crowd to beat Colorado Mesa

Friday night’s game inside Whalen Gymnasium had everything a fan could want from a big rivalry game. A great crowd dressed in white, two great teams, thunderous dunks, back-and-forth 3-point...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

What can you do for someone who has been sexually assaulted?

“I’ve been raped.” It’s hard to hear. It’s even harder to go through. Now, we are seeing a shift in society for people to openly talk about their experiences with sexual assault. People from...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA targets Superfund near Silverton for ‘immediate and intense attention’

The Environmental Protection Agency named the Bonita Peak Mining District near Silverton one of its top priorities among Superfund sites across the country Friday. “We understand that we have an...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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