Lawmakers weigh in on state’s $28.3 billion budget

DENVER – The state Senate dug in for a marathon session Wednesday night as lawmakers debated the state’s $28.3 billion budget and the 12 “orbital” bills that make it work. Some of these bills...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fire recruits will start training next month

The Montezuma County Fire Chiefs Association has announced the inaugural Montezuma County Memorial Fire Recruit Class, named in honor of Patrick Fischer, former assistant fire chief of the Dolores...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative round-up: Oil and Gas setback bill moves to the Senate

DENVER – Nineteen bills received third reading, 24 second reading and 15 were scheduled for committee hearing in the Colorado General Assembly on Wednesday. Floor work Bills read on the chamber...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arches National Park plans changes to handle rising visits

“So I lived alone. The first thing I did was take off my pants. Naturally.” – Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire A trip to Arches National Park is an intimate lesson in deep time. Home to the largest...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

FLC announces new dean of Arts & Sciences

Jesse Peters will be the new dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, a Fort Lewis College official announced Wednesday. “I want to thank our search committee for doing a fabulous job,” said Barbara...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tort reform for construction defects unraveling in Denver

DENVER – Attempts to reach a resolution to the construction defects battle and to rejuvenate the condo market in Colorado just hit a major stumbling block. The Homeownership Opportunity Alliance ,...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC design majors to hold art exhibition

The opening reception for the exhibition of the graduating art and communication design majors will be 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday in the Art Hall Art Gallery at Fort Lewis College . The exhibition will...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anthem insurance may drop Centura, Mercy from its network

People insured by Anthem BlueCross BlueShield in Colorado may not have access to in-network coverage at Centura Health facilities – which includes Mercy Regional Medical Center – unless an...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Junction Creek Bridge in Durango to undergo repairs

Repairs on the Junction Creek Bridge on U.S. Highway 550 between 22nd and 24th streets could cost in the realm of $50,000, with work to begin potentially by mid-April. Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

No changes for San Juan Generating Station with Trump order

ALBUQUERQUE – Part of a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico is still scheduled for retirement despite President Donald Trump’s executive order Tuesday to roll back measures aimed at...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. cannabis industry expected to maintain growth despite Trump

WASHINGTON America’s cannabis industry will continue growing at double-digit rates over the next four years – even with ambiguity emanating from the White House – as the drug gains in popularity,...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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