Durango’s biggest public art piece scheduled for installation

After years of waiting, Durango’s gateway art installation, “Common Threads,” is about to become a reality. In 2018, Durango residents voted by survey to place the public art piece, made up of...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s iconic Strater Hotel sold

Ross Garrett, who has been visiting Durango since the 1960s when he was a 9-year-old growing up in Amarillo, Texas, will be the new owner of the Strater Hotel. Rod Barker, current owner of...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-speed chase in New Mexico leads to couple’s arrest

A dramatic high-speed chase of a suspect from Farmington to Shiprock, New Mexico, on March 19 involved multiple law enforcement agencies and ended in two arrests. According to New Mexico State...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Polis threatens to veto bill seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis strongly indicated he would veto a bill from fellow Democrats to speed up the state’s reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, setting up a fierce intraparty brawl at the...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health hires interim CEO

Southwest Health System has hired a new interim CEO to replace Tony Sudduth, who resigned April 16. Jeanette Filpi was appointed April 26 to serve as interim CEO while a search continues for...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local group looks to start up pellet mill in Montezuma County

A resurgence in the timber industry in Montezuma County has opened up opportunity for new spinoff businesses and has raised awareness of fire safety practices for sawmill waste products. There are...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

No reported injuries in fire south of County Road G

No injuries were reported in a small structure fire south of County Road G Wednesday afternoon. A Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy reported a “shop on fire” at 2:33 p.m. after seeing smoke while...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado courts may be forced to hold bond hearings within 48 hours of arrests

Arrested on a Friday? For some Coloradans, that may mean waiting in jail until Monday or a Tuesday for a bond hearing when courts are back open. Now, Democratic state lawmakers want to make it...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teenager breaks North American record for most vertical feet climbed in 24 hours

Grace Staberg said she was “pretty tired” as the first rays of sun hit the slopes of Copper Mountain on Tuesday morning. “I felt like slowing down,” said the 19-year-old, a few hours after setting...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coronavirus flushed Colorado rafting in 2020

Colorado’s river communities endured a $36 million decline in commercial rafter spending in 2020, all flushed downriver in the pandemic. Colorado’s rafting industry hosted 112,000 fewer commercial...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Rivers Brewery reopens after a year

FARMINGTON – Three Rivers Brewery, a mainstay of downtown Farmington, has reopened after being closed for a year. The brewery closed March 17, 2020, but was able to reopen when some COVID-19...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Opposing Biden’s vision for public lands, hard-right group makes inroads in Colorado

Land grab or precious-resource preservation? The battle over where the truth – and where Westerners’ hearts – lie on that matter is rumbling through Colorado counties as a federal government...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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