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U.S. Southwest swelters with temperatures up to 120 degrees

An excessive heat warning was issued for a broad swath of the Southwest U.S. Monday with temperatures expected to approach 120 degrees. Southwest Colorado will be hot, but it won’t see...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico delegation: Bill has provisions to aid mine spill payouts

ALBUQUERQUE – Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation say a newly approved water bill includes provisions to expedite reimbursements to state, local and tribal governments for a 2015 Gold...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation to sue EPA over Gold King Mine spill for damages

ALBUQUERQUE – One of the nation’s largest American Indian tribes is planning to sue over damages caused by the Gold King Mine spill that occurred in August 2015 above Silverton. Navajo Nation...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Recent storms expected to boost Colorado ski area tourism ahead of holidays

DENVER – Recent snowstorms have been good for Colorado ski areas as they prepare for the busy holiday week. Purgatory Resort has received 25 inches of snow since Saturday, bringing the base depth...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Only light snow expected in Colorado for Thanksgiving

The light snow expected to fall in Colorado on Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day, may not bring traffic to a standstill, but travelers can expect long lines at the airport, and far more vehicles on...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Springtime in the Rockies

Southwest Colorado could be in for 2½ days of snow if the National Weather Service’s forecast pans out. Only a 20 percent chance of a rain-snow mix existed for Durango on Thursday night, but the...

DATE: April 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oklahoma deputy has second home at Vallecito

A reserve sheriff’s deputy charged with manslaughter in the death of a man he fatally shot in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has a La Plata County connection. Robert C. Bates, 73, has owned a second home at the...

DATE: April 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flu cases up so far this season

DENVER – Health officials warn that Colorado is in the throes of one of the worst flu seasons since 2009, but there is still plenty of vaccine available. State epidemiologist Lisa Miller said the...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango miner remembered

A Durango miner who died from apparent carbon-monoxide poisoning was remembered Monday as a loving father, dedicated provider and hard worker who had a deep respect for the rugged San Juan...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demand for gun permits rises in Colorado

La Plata County Sheriff Duke Schirard said more residents are seeking permits to carry concealed weapons, probably a result of new gun laws passed this year. Schirard said he usually receives five...

DATE: July 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sixth copter needed in Paradox fire

PARADOX – Fire managers have requested an additional helicopter to help fight a 9-square-mile wildfire in southwestern Colorado near the Utah border.Rita Baysinger of the Rocky Mountain Area...

DATE: May 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Goal is to keep blaze north of Piedra River

Fire crews continued to work mostly within the perimeter of the Little Sand Fire near Pagosa Springs on Monday and built firelines along U.S. Forest Service Road 639.The problems were manageable...

DATE: May 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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