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Colorado wind gusts spread wildfires, tip over big trucks

DENVER – Winds in Colorado gusting over 70 mph on Friday helped spread wildfires, tipped over large trucks and broke weather records. One gust of 101 mph was reported at a mountain pass. About 300...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Campus free speech bill moves forward in state Senate

DENVER – Designated free speech zones on Colorado public college campuses are one step closer to being a thing of the past after Senate Bill 62 was passed Friday by the state Senate. SB 62 would...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Fifty Shades Darker’: No, spank you!

The box-office smash “Fifty Shades of Grey” was a better movie than E.L. James’ “Twilight” fan-fiction deserved. The romance novel about an S&M-loving billionaire who falls for a bookworm was...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Arts Calendar

Friday The Assortment, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Balcony Backstage, 600 Main Ave., 422-8008. Donny Johnson, 5:30-10 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., 247-4431. Caprice Fox, Classical, Broadway...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Politicians buried in calls, emails from constituents

Since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, many politicians have been inundated with calls and correspondence from their constituents. The interest was spurred by Trump’s Cabinet nominations...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmaker says attorney general acted for oil, gas industry

DENVER – A Democratic state lawmaker on Friday accused Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman of acting “at the behest of oil and gas companies” when she threatened to sue Boulder County over...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado sells more than $1 billion of marijuana in 2016

DENVER – Newly released state figures show Colorado’s marijuana dispensaries sold $1.3 billion worth of recreational and medical pot in 2016. The Denver Post reports that the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Montezuma commissioners endorse King II coal mine expansion

The Montezuma County Commission supports a proposed expansion of the King II coal mine near Hesperus. In a Jan. 23 letter, commissioners urged the Bureau of Land Management to approve the 952-acre...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Air Force Academy Band to play Bayfield, Cortez

After visiting the Bayfield Performing Arts Center, the U.S. Air Force Academy Concert Band tour manager knew he had found the right venue for a concert in Southwest Colorado. The band will perform...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Snow melt debris washes over East Animas Road

Spring-like weather has accelerated snowmelt in Southwest Colorado, causing soggy conditions near the snowline and muddy flows in the lower valleys. One such discharge occurred Friday morning in...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Epic Day shows Bayfield students how to care for each other

After Thomas Thode’s father died serving in the military, his family became isolated from each other. Thomas spent lots of time in his room, while the community held memorials and made T-shirts and...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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