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Man arrested in Nashville for Telluride-area burglaries

A man has been arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, on suspicion of four burglaries last month west of Telluride in Placerville and Sawpit, Colorado. Michael Grand, 30, was arrested May 29 in...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longtime Durango barber hangs up the shears

Tony Gallegos estimates he’s worn out 20 pairs of shears during the 43 years he’s cut hair at College Plaza Hair Design. He won’t be going through a 21st pair; he plans to retire June 13. After...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado tourism rising from the ashes

All indications point to a strong tourism season in Southwest Colorado, and the headwinds hurting the region last year – drought and fire – look to be but a memory. In fact, last year’s summer of...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Historic business signs buck a politically correct world

In a battle of societal forces with homage to the past duking it out with adaption to en vogue politically correct aesthetics, honoring the past appears the hands-down victor – at least as far as...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial Day rain expected in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado’s wet spring should continue, with a rainy Memorial Day expected. Also, June, typically the region’s driest month, will likely to see more rain than normal. Kris Sanders,...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yes, May snow in Cortez is rare

How wacky is this spring’s weather? It depends on what you measure. At least by some measures, it’s off-the-charts loony, but by others, it’s a fairly conventional season. Cortez weather watcher...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Miguel County deputies seek burglary suspect

Two early morning burglaries in Sawpit and Placerville have the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office alerting the public to be on the lookout for the suspect, described as a stocky white man about 6...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conditions ideal for prescribed burns in Southwest Colorado

Taking advantage of nature’s bounty, the San Juan National Forest anticipates ramping up efforts to mitigate wildfire danger by increasing prescribed burns through fall. SJNF plans to burn at least...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Another wet week likely in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado is in for another rainy week at lower elevations and late May snow at higher elevations, and the pattern of higher-than-normal precipitation is expected to extend through the...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocket scientists in training head to Washington, D.C.

A little wiser and with an even greater appreciation of the importance of details, the Cloudbusters, Animas High School’s rocketry team, will return to Washington, D.C., this week to compete in the...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Trump’s tariffs on China hit Southwest Colorado

Consumers are feeling a pinch from tariffs President Donald Trump has placed on imports from China, but effects are more severe on some products than others. Electronics, excluding televisions, are...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More rain, and perhaps a hint of snow in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado’s especially wet spring is expected to bring more precipitation toward the end of the week – with even a slight chance of snowflakes mixed with raindrops Friday night and...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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