Colorado judge resigning after censure for racial slur

DENVER – A Colorado judge will resign after being censured for repeatedly saying a racial slur in a conversation with a Black employee, expressing her views on racial justice while on the bench as...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Piedra Vista High School closes voluntarily, moves to remote learning

FARMINGTON – Farmington Municipal Schools announced Friday that Piedra Vista High School will voluntarily go to online only learning for two weeks. A news release didn’t identify the reason for the...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico surpasses 4,000 COVID-related deaths

FARMINGTON – The New Mexico Department of Health announced a “sad milestone” during the COVID-19 pandemic – the state officially surpassed 4,000 COVID-related deaths. In a news release sent...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Ignacio family featured on DIY Network

Shalina Luna and her daughter, Joli Galvan, will be glued in front of a TV at 7 p.m. Tuesday with a dozen or so close friends who helped them build a 700-square-foot earthen house in the Ignacio...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute reservation could get a zero-emission power plant

Outside Houston is a zero-emissions power plant that runs on fossil fuels invented to keep burning natural gas without contributing to climate change. Since 2018, the company NET Power has used the...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort wraps up 2020-21 ski season

PURGATORY – Sean Wren estimates he spent 50 days this season out on the slopes at Purgatory Resort, and he was not about to miss getting some final turns in Sunday, the last day of the season. “The...

DATE: April 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Wild demolition derby thrills crowd at Montezuma County Fairgrounds

Moments before Darrel Cordary’s car was enveloped in an orange fireball, the longtime driver who has won numerous demolition derby events during his illustrious career knew that a fiery situation...

DATE: April 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac benefits from crash, cruises to third place in Atlanta 3

Eli Tomac of Cortez started slow in Saturday’s Supercross at the Atlanta Motor Speedway but benefited from an early crash and completed a long march to the finish line for third place. After the...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board announces finalists for superintendent job

The Montezuma-Cortez Board of Education has narrowed its search to replace longtime Superintendent Lori Haukeness to two candidates. With Haukeness set to retire at the end of the school year, the...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos bridge replacement slated to run from May to August

The historic Main Street bridge in Mancos will be closed for four months beginning May 3 in order to widen it and bring it to load and rating standards. According to a news release, motor vehicle...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dusty snow tied to shorter spring runoff in Southwest Colorado

The Southwest Colorado snowpack has seen five notable layers of dust this winter, each with the capacity to have a big impact on spring runoff. Little dark specks of dust absorb more solar...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly $1.5 million pours into Colorado for Rep. Lauren Boebert, Kerry Donovan

The 2022 battle for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District seat is off to a hot fundraising start with incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert raising about 28% of her entire 2020 take in a...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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