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Nicholas Kristof wants to spill your coffee

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof said he struggles to grab readers’ attention when writing about humanitarian crises around the globe, including violence against women in Sierra Leone,...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Experts say educators need to focus on media literacy to curb internet non-reality

Education experts are concerned that current curriculum is failing to prepare educators and K-12 students for the flood of digital information Americans are exposed to daily. Fake news stories...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public broadcasting cuts would hurt rural communities, media landscape

We have been here before. Six years ago, Republicans in Congress, led by Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado Springs), introduced legislation to eliminate federal funding for the...

DATE: March 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Ballantine Communications to hold talks with readers, advertisers

Ballantine Communications Inc. will hold focus groups in January to solicit input on proposed enhancements to news and feature content, potential changes in newspaper publication frequency and new...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are conservatives more likely to fall for fake news?

Last week, a North Carolina man took an AR-15 rifle into D.C.’s Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant to “self-investigate” a fake internet conspiracy theory involving Hillary Clinton, John Podesta and...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

KSUT radio plans to restart service in Montezuma County

Ignacio-based public radio station KSUT announced Friday that its on-air service to Montezuma County will resume in a few weeks on 106.3 FM. The station’s on-air lease in Cortez and Dolores had...

DATE: July 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Atlantic publication touts Durango’s ‘instantly affordable’ housing

You can file this in the “if only if it were so category.” Durango’s housing policies received high praise in the national media last week. A piece by City Lab, a publication from The Atlantic,...

DATE: May 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport terminal funding a tough puzzle

City and county officials haven’t figured out how to pay for a new Durango-La Plata County Airport terminal, but an airport tax question could end up on the November ballot. The Durango City...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

River search continues for man’s body

On Sunday, the fourth day of its search, La Plata County Search and Rescue was again unsuccessful in finding the body of a young man who drowned Thursday. “History tells us that the results of the...

DATE: July 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

River search continues for man’s body

On Sunday, the fourth day of its search, La Plata County Search and Rescue was again unsuccessful in finding the body of a young man who drowned Thursday. “History tells us that the results of the...

DATE: June 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montoyas recovering from tragic Colo. 140 accident

La Plata County residents Davin and Theresa Montoya are recovering at home after the couple was involved in a fatal car accident Saturday that killed Durango resident Kolby Webb on Colorado Highway...

DATE: March 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballantine director to lead international newspaper group

DENVER – Ballantine Communications director Elizabeth Ballantine took over Tuesday as president of the Inter American Press Association, an unusual elevation of an executive from a small newspaper...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News