KSUT Public NewsRoom Archive



Mayor Defends Twin Buttes Visit, Friend Disputes Her Story (2008-09-25)
Says they weren't on a hike, as mayor claims, but wanted to see if anything in the proposed development was objectionable.


Durango Schools Go Strategic (2008-09-22)
Year long planning process begins this week with an informational session.


Government Reorganization Proposed in Durango (2008-09-22)
Council this week, takes up 2009 budget, squeezed by lower tax revenues.


Durango Railroad Square On Track (2008-09-17)
Developers get sales contract for land, and agreement on a development review schedule that would allow them to break ground in January.


Bayfield Town Hall Premiers (2008-09-15)
New building cost $3.6M and is expected to serve Bayfield for a long time. A public open house is set for 5:30pm tomorrow.


Texas Manager Offered Pagosa Job (2008-09-12)
Town awaits word on possible new city manager after three finalists undergo interviews.


Four Corners Economy in the Spotlight (2008-09-11)
2nd Annual Economic Summit raises questions about recovering from the downturn.


Ground Broken for $50M Pipeline in Farmington (2008-09-11)
Navajo Municipal Pipeline will use Animas LaPlata Water to serve reservation homes near Shiprock.


Purg Gets Growth Green Light, Mostly! (2008-09-10)
One portion of the DMR Mountain Master Plan is deferred over concerns about Lynx habitat.


Durango Asked to Partner in $72M Project (2008-09-10)
Railroad owner/local developer want to build a hotel/conference center complex.


Pagosa Manager Finalists Meet the Public (2008-09-10)
All three will be at a community meet and greet tonight, from 5 to 6.


Commissioners Delay Mayday Mine Approval (2008-09-10)
Too many questions remain. Two dozen sign up to speak out on the proposed mine reopening in LaPlata Canyon.


McCain and Palin Win Strong Support From Four Corners Delegates (2008-09-05)
Four Corners region delegates say they are "thrilled" after hearing McCain's speech.


GOP Delegate Unimpressed with McCain, Palin (2008-09-05)
Mojie Adler says McCain failed to address important issues in last night's speech.


Most Four Corners Region Delegates on Board with Palin (2008-09-04)
Area delegates say what they think about John McCain's running mate.


Colorado Cements Position As Swing State (2008-09-03)
Delegates are wooed by big names at GOP Convention


Community Voices: Striving for Sustainability in Pagosa Springs (2008-09-03)
The Sustainability Organization of the Southwest uses its Farmers Market to spread the news about sustainable practices.


Library Reaches Landmark (2008-09-02)
Nearly $1M raised to help equip the new library set to open in less than 90-days.


Weathering Gustav: Colorado Delegates React (2008-09-02)
Colorado delegates held their first caucus Monday and expressed disappointment and anticipation.


Four Corners Delegates Ready for RNC (2008-09-01)
Almost a dozen Four Corners residents are in St. Paul this week, attending the Republican National Convention as delegates or alternates.


Obama Accepts Presidential Nomination (2008-08-29)
Americas first African American Presidential Candidate accepted his nomination in Denver.


Girl Scouts Take On DNC (2008-08-29)
The Girl Scouts of Colorado attend the Democratic National Convention


BP Details Third LaPlata Gas Well Expansion (2008-08-27)
Company wants permission to add up to 256 new wells around Bayfield.


Native American Vote at DNC (2008-08-27)
Colorado delegates and tribal leaders discuss the Native American vote at the DNC.


New Mexico Delegations Meet Along With The Native American Caucus (2008-08-27)
New Mexico Delegates caucus for the third time and the Native American caucus announce their platform.


Meetings, Anticipation, Protests and Heat Mark Day 1 of DNC (2008-08-26)
KSUT's Sarah Baumgartner shares her observations on her first day at the national convention.


"Listeners" Attend Democratic National Convention (2008-08-26)
Some of the visitors at the DNC are there just to listen.


Western DNC Delegates Want to Talk Renewable Energy (2008-08-21)
Delegates from the Four Corners region have high hopes for the Democratic National Convention.


Obama Meets with Navajo President/VP (2008-08-19)
Albuquerque meeting followed town hall session Monday.


Ground Broken for $6.8M Regional Transit Center (2008-08-18)
Facility could be open this time next summer to serve 500K people per year.


Mesa Verde Celebrates Growth (2008-08-15)
Saturday ceremony marks addition of acreage to the Four Corner's largest attraction.


LaPlata, Archuleta Water District Approved, Barely (2008-08-13)
Organizer says several more votes, and lots of planning loom before construction begins.


Risberg Wins DA Nod, Shiro Routed in Archuleta County (2008-08-13)
Turnout was light in primary elections held across Colorado Tuesday, with few contested races.


School Bells Ringing, New Super On The Job (2008-08-12)
Schools throughout the area start classes stretching from this Friday through September 2nd.


Library Art Proposals On Display (2008-08-11)
Stairwell art and Storyteller chair pieces expected to be in place for Dec 1 library opening.


New Exhibit At Southern Ute Museum Seeks To Preserve Tradition (2008-08-08)
It's the last exhibit at the old museum, with ground scheduled to be broken later this month on a new facility.


San Juan County Jail Restoration Moves Forward (2008-08-06)
New display opens as museum reopens recently after completion of phase 1 restoration.


August Community Voices (2008-08-06)
Durango Arts Center is highlighted for the month of August.


NW NM Bike/Pedestrian Plan Moves Forward (2008-08-04)
Tri Cities plan one year in the making, calls for $10M in bike and pedestrian path improvements.


Music In The Mountains Winding Down (2008-07-31)
New Conductor, Director both say it's been a great year, changes on the horizon.


EPA Approves Permit For Desert Rock (2008-07-31)
The Environmental Protection Agency has approved an air quality permit for the proposal coal-fired plant.


Durango Bike Summit Results (2008-07-30)
The possibility of a new bicycle/pedestrian coordinator was presented before county commissioners.


DHS Students Win International Competiton (2008-07-29)
It's the second year in a row DHS has captured the top prize of the International Space Settlement Design Competition.


Montezuma Salmonella Case Provides Clues (2008-07-28)
Patient provides pepper that is linked to nationwide outbreak.


Osprey Helps Hawkins Preserve Get Ready For Climbers (2008-07-28)
Osprey Packs Inc. assists in making trails for the Hawkins Preserve.


LaPlata, San Juan & Archuleta District DA Candidates Face Off (2008-07-24)
Todd Risberg, David Duncan and Russell Wasley fielded questions during a League of Women Voter's Forum Wednesday.


Asphalt Shortage, Eagles Force Delay in $10M Project (2008-07-23)
Airport can't do taxiway extension this year, will have to rebid next year.


Growing, After Gas. (2008-07-22)
LaPlata County Manager assesses first 90-days, calling on business to diversify the economy.


Mancos Public Library Put on Hold (2008-07-22)
Soaring construction costs are halting the building of the new Mancos Public Library.


Survey: Florida Road Rebuild Supported (2008-07-21)
Support is not as strong for a second bond to fund millions in recreational improvements.


Navajo President Behind Desert Rock (2008-07-21)
President Joe Shirley criticizes New Mexico opposition to the air quality permit for the plant near Farmington.


Cities Eye Electric Vehicles (2008-07-17)
Demonstration in Durango highlights environmental and cost savings benefits of all electrics.


Cities Eye Electric Vehicles (2008-07-17)
Demonstration in Durango highlights environmental and cost savings benefits of all electrics.


Governor Richardson Tackles DWIs in San Juan County (2008-07-16)
Governor Richard announced new DWI initiatives in San Juan County.


SW Colorado Road Work Picks Up, Asphalt Shortage Could Cause Problems (2008-07-15)
Asphalt shortage could delay or cancel some projects.


Colorado, New Mexico Weigh In Against Desert Rock (2008-07-14)
Both states voice opposition to court agreement that would force air permit issuance by July 31st.


2008 Lynx Kitten Count, Zero! But It's Not all Bad (2008-07-11)
Division of Wildlife biologists think some natural cycles may be impacting reproduction of reintroduced lynx.


CNBC Gives High Marks To Four Corner States (2008-07-10)
Utah and Colorado rank especially high when it comes to business friendliness.


Durango Police Chief Sworn In (2008-07-10)
Public reception for David Felice set for Friday Afternoon.


Tempers Flare in Twin Buttes Open Space Debate (2008-07-09)
Councilor's exchange heated words over request to survey the public on a $12M bond to buy land targed for 595 homes.


Dozens Sound Off on Twin Buttes Plan (2008-07-08)
Plan Commission delays vote again, to get more answers on the Eco Village.


Dems Plan to "Throw Open The Doors" to Denver Convention (2008-07-07)
Obama will accept his presidential nomination in a 76,000-seat stadium.


Chertoff Wants to Build Relationships With Tribes in Four Corners (2008-07-07)
US Secretary of the Department Homeland Security visits with tribal leaders in the Four Corners.


Senator Salazar Visits Cortez (2008-07-03)
Senator Salazar Talks To Locals About 2008 Farm Bill


CDOT Starts Summer Construction (2008-07-02)
CDOT Crews Will Begin Work on US 550/160 Interchange.


July's Community Voices (2008-07-02)
July's Community Voices highlights The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez.


Archuleta's New County Administrator Hopes For Normalcy (2008-06-30)
Greg Schulte is optimistic about Archuleta County and hopes to start fresh after his contract is signed.


Bike Use Up As Gas Prices Rise (2008-06-25)
Durango celebrates Bike Week with folks saying they rely more and more on their two wheelers.


Health Clinic To Stay (2008-06-23)
A "Stop Gap" health clinic opened one year ago after Valley Wide left La Plata County, is expected to grow and stay open.


Twin Buttes Could Mean Open Space Dedications Up High (2008-06-19)
City Plan Director urges public participation in Twin Buttes hearings which begin Monday.


Tribal Policing Program Begun Here Grows (2008-06-18)
U.S. Attorney from Colorado takes training to South Dakota and surrounding states.


Twin Buttes Debate Heats Up, Public Meeting Thursday (2008-06-18)
Opponents charge 600 home development west of Durango is being fast tracked, city official disagrees.


CU President Visits Southwest Colorado (2008-06-17)
CU President spoke to alum and future students about higher education.


Main Avenue Rebuilding Plans Revealed (2008-06-16)
Fire fund closes up shop after raising $108K to assist victims of the February fire.


A Pagosa Woman's Father's Day Memory (2008-06-13)
Anna Lauer lost her father to a tragic accident two years ago on father's day. She remembers the incident in this Father's Day Memorial.


New Senior Center In Bayfield Breaks Ground (2008-06-12)
Bayfield will soon see a new senior center in town.


Florida Road Project Pricetag Increases (2008-06-10)
Public opinion survey on Florida Road and Recreation bonds will be conducted over the next few weeks.


New Durango Police Chief Named (2008-06-06)
City Council must confirm appointment June 16th, starts job July 7th.


Area Riverfests To Celebrate Great Flows (2008-06-05)
Dolores River Fest and Animas River Days organizers planning for increased croweds


Community Voices: Echo Food Bank of Farmington (2008-06-04)
Echo Food Bank does much more than help feed tens of thousands across Northern New Mexico.


Superdelegates John and Ken Salazar Back Barack Obama (2008-06-04)
Congressman John Salazar and Senator Ken Salazar announced their choices less than a day after Colorado Governor Bill Ritter announced his support for Obama.


Ft. Lewis Burn Smokes up Four Corners Skies (2008-06-02)
Burn expected to continue perhaps into next week.


Public Speaks Out on Florida Road Bond Issue (2008-05-30)
Members of the public spoke out in favor of the Florida Road bond issue.


Mesa Airlnes Departs From Farmington For Good (2008-05-26)
Mesa Airlines will end their service to the Four Corners Regional Airport this week.


Councilor Proposes $12.75M in Park Improvements (2008-05-21)
Scott Graham says a bond issue that would have something for several parks would likely win support, while one bond just for Grandview, wouldn't.


New Durango School Chief Lists Priorities (2008-05-20)
Dr. Keith Owen takes over the helm of 9R schools on July 1st.


It's Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Month (2008-05-19)
Wildfire forecast for this season difficult to pin down, heavy snows won't lessen chances.


Cancer Symposium in Durango (2008-05-16)
The first ever women's cancer symposium comes to Durango this weekend.


Making La Plata County A Thriving Community (2008-05-16)
Year long effort results in six reccomendations to insure children, youth and families thrive.


San Juan Forest Analysis Includes Fees and Closings (2008-05-15)
Durango based group says public isn't getting a chance to provide input and react.


Three Men End Continental Journey at Four Corners Monument (2008-05-12)
Three men drove across country and ended their journey in the Four Corners.


Durango Library on Schedule and Budget (2008-05-12)
About three dozen people toured the facility Monday.


3 Men End Their Continental Journey at the Four Corners (2008-05-09)
Three men from Utah drove to 48 states in 4 days and ended in the Four Corners.


Durango Receives Bike Friendly Designation (2008-05-09)
Durango received a silver level bike-friendly designation.


Hermosa Land Swap to get a Closer Look (2008-05-08)
Forest Service would give up land along 550 near Haviland Lake for more than 300 acres in the forest.


Plans For Twin Buttes Area of Durango Unveiled (2008-05-08)
595 homes for as many as 1500 people would be constructed in the area.


May Community Voices (2008-05-07)
The first Wednesday in each month KSUT's Community Voices highlights different non-profits throughout the region.


Colorado Lawmakers Adjourn (2008-05-07)
Session ends one day ahead of deadline. Impacts of session still being weighed.


Piedra Burn Underway Outside Pagosa Springs (2008-05-06)
Thousands of acres being burned to reduce wildfire threat and improve habitat.


Solar Heating of Rec Center Pools Could Move Forward (2008-05-05)
City Council to consider contract for installation, payback period increases three fold.


Pagosa Springs Hires Interim Town Manager (2008-05-02)
Pagosa Springs Town Council has announced it's new interim town manager.


Durango Train Kicks Off 'Green' Season (2008-05-02)
Train hopes to erase carbon footprint through tree plantings and renewable energy push.


Desert Rock Opponents/Builders Meet (2008-05-01)
Dine Care and Sithe Global representatives talk over two days, but Sithe spokesman says plant is still a go!


Fed Judge/Courthouse In La Plata County Gaining Momentum (2008-04-30)
La Plata County Commissioners adopt resolution supporting placement of federal judiciary in SW Colorado.


Prescribed Burns Smoke Up Four Corners (2008-04-28)
Sunday smoke prompts calls. Fuel reduction efforts will continue through the week here and elsewhere.


Casting Call for Powerhouse Production (2008-04-25)
Series to act as educational as well as fundraising tool for Durango Discovery Museum.


Mexican Consul Visits Durango (2008-04-23)
Urges greater economic and social ties between Colorado and Mexico.


County To Stay Neutral In Coalbed Water Case (2008-04-23)
Landmark case could have a significant impact on the coalbed methane industry in Colorado.


Frontier Flying to Durango Part 2 (2008-04-22)
Frontier Airlines arrival in Durango doesn't worry other airports in the Four Corners.


Frontier Flying to Durango (2008-04-21)
Despite declaring bankruptcy, Frontier Airlines is flying into Durango


700 Main Demolition Completed (2008-04-18)
It could take two weeks to build a wall in front of the burned out businesses and reopen the sidewalk.


Hillcrest Gets Council Go Ahead for Beer & Wine (2008-04-17)
3.2 beer has been served for 15 years. Vote could mean local brews and wine will be served.


203 Unit Iron Horse Inn Redevelopment Approved, Again (2008-04-16)
Fate of the project now rests with the local economy, but construction could start this fall.


La Plata County Has a Strategic Plan, First Ever! (2008-04-16)
One page document lists Mission, Vision, Values as well as measurable strategies.


County Gas Reg Changes Put To Another Hearing (2008-04-15)
Few show up to comment on proposed re-write, two years in the making.


This Is Severe Weather Awareness Week (2008-04-14)
Time to take stock of how you would react in the event of severe weather.


Radon, Mill Tailings and Mold Concerns To Be Discussed (2008-04-09)
Mill Tailings, Radon and Mold concerns highlight a public meeting set for Thursday.


Animas Riverfront Project Delayed (2008-04-08)
Developers site economy in indefinitely cancelling August start of construction.


Community Voices: Out on the Colorado Plateau (2008-04-07)
Community Voices Featuring "Out on the Colorado Plateau and SASO"


9-R Superintendent FInalists Announced (2008-04-07)
Three Finalists have been announced for Durango School District 9-R/


La Plata CR 250 Closed Again (2008-04-05)
Mud and rock debris flows force closure until further notice.


9Health Fair Comes to Southwestern Colorado (2008-04-04)
A volunteer based healthcare program will be visiting Southwestern Colorado


Big Party Sends Off "Quiet" Police Chief (2008-04-03)
Al Bell retires Saturday after 14 years at the helm of the Durango Police force.


BP Pledges $1M for Affordable Housing (2008-04-03)
Funds could help 20 or more families into entry level homes.


Area Election Results are in (2008-04-02)
Election Results from Bayfield, Ignacio and Silverton are in.


Durango Council Reorganizes (2008-04-02)
Renee Parsons elected mayor, Leigh Meigs as Mayor Pro Tem.


Flood Worries This Spring, Second of Two Reports (2008-04-01)
Residents differ on flooding concerns from local officials.


Flood Worries This Spring, First of Two Reports (2008-03-31)
Local officials say our great winter could lead to flooding problems.


Florida Fix-up, $14M+, Bond Issue (2008-03-26)
Councilors adopt go slow approach during first city briefing on rebuilding plans.


Alamosa Salmonella Outbreak Grows, Couldn't Happen in Durango (2008-03-25)
Local officials say water treatment plant techniques would prevent a salmonella outbreak here.


Safe Roads Group Lands Grant (2008-03-24)
$35K to be used for education program to encourage walking, biking, scootering to school.


Main Avenue Fire Investigation Cites Improper Vent Installation (2008-03-20)
Fire started in exhaust vents over Season's, losses total $4.5M.


Longer Days at DHS Make Up for Snow Days (2008-03-19)
Two days off left students about 9 hours below state minimums for class time.


War Costs for Four Corners States (2008-03-19)
Massachusetts based not for profit figures up costs of the war, on it's 5th anniversary.


Four Corners Drag Strip Subject of Public Meeting (2008-03-18)
San Juan County New Mexico and drag racing group would jointly develop a track south of Bloomfield.


Area Folks Touched By War Comment on 5th Anniversary (2008-03-14)
Next Thursday is the 5th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, which has seen support dwindle, but not entirely.


Fire Districts Concerned For Public Safety (2008-03-13)
Upper Pine, Los Pinos and Durango Fire and Rescue Authority warn public of fire precautions.


Area Non-Profits Receive $137K from Foundation (2008-03-12)
The El Pomar Foundation granted several hundred thousand dollars to non-profits in SW Colorado.


Piedra River Bridge Collapse (2008-03-12)
River runners warning of potentially life threatening conditions as a result.


Durango Sidewalk Plan Scaled Back, Considerably (2008-03-12)
$4M plan out the window, along with reducing Main avenue from four to three lanes.


El Pomar Grants $137K To SW Colorado Groups (2008-03-11)
Not for profits in five southwest counties share in the grants.


Plans For Training Center Scrutinized (2008-03-11)
$10M facility would be built between Durango and Bayfield along highway 160.


Assessing/Rebuilding Main Avenue After the Fire (2008-03-06)
Extent of damage grows each day. More businesses impacted. Recovery could take longer than hoped.


Huge Rockfall On Highway 550 (2008-03-06)
No one injured when a large slab falls on the northbound lanes of the highway, near Bondad Hill.


Fund To Help Fire Victims Grows (2008-03-03)
Owners of two of three businesses gutted by fire ten days agon on Durango's Main Avenue, talk about rebuilding, quickly.


Durango Main Avenue Fire Update (2008-02-26)
Farmington firefighters team helps recover valuable business documents, easing the road to recovery.


3 Durango Businesses Burn, 7 Firefighters Injured (2008-02-23)
Friday afternoon fire, explosion, destroys three downtown businesses.


Sen. Salazar Unveils Regional Plan (2008-02-21)
Senator lists seven areas of concern facing the Four Corners which he hopes to address.


Durango Council Dumps IDO (2008-02-20)
The Interim Development Ordinance, criticized at a January 8th meeting as a "no growth" ploy, has been dumped by councilors.


Spotlight On DIFF Part 4 (2008-02-19)
The Durango Independent Film Festival is February 27 to March 2. In a five part report, we look at what is planned for this year's event.


Spotlight On DIFF Part 1 (2008-02-19)
The Durango Independent Film Festival is February 27 to March 2. In a five part report, we look at what is planned for this year's event. Here is part 1.


Spotlight On DIFF Part 4 (2008-02-19)
The Durango Independent Film Festival is February 27 to March 2. In a five part report, we look at what is planned for this year's event. Here is Part 4.


Round Two on San Juan Forest Meetings (2008-02-19)
Topical meetings on forest management plan will stretch into March and cover SW Colorado.


Spotlight On DIFF Part 5 (2008-02-19)
The Durango Independent Film Festival is February 27 to March 2. In a five part report, we look at what is planned for this year's event. Here is Part 5.


Spotlight On DIFF Part 3 (2008-02-19)
The Durango Independent Film Festival is February 27 to March 2. In a five part report, we look at what is planned for this year's event. Here is Part 3.


Spotlight On DIFF Part 4 (2008-02-19)
The Durango Independent Film Festival is February 27 to March 2. In a five part report, we look at what is planned for this year's event.


Spotlight On DIFF Part 2 (2008-02-19)
The Durango Independent Film Festival is February 27 to March 2. In a five part report, we look at what is planned for this year's event. Here is Part 2.


Back To Square One for Village At Wolf Creek (2008-02-19)
Settlement agreement ends 16 months of legal wrangling, throws out existing EIS.


Governor Unveils Health Care Plan (2008-02-13)
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Wednesday unveiled his plan to expand health care in the state.


Truth In Music Brings Rock Icon To Colorado (2008-02-12)
Lawmakers consider bill that would outlaw music concerts by counterfeit performers.


Wolf Creek Area Still Weary Of Avalanches (2008-02-11)
Crews at Wolf Creek Pass and Wolf Creek Ski Area are still working on avalanche danger.


Animas Museum Wins Top State Award (2008-02-07)
Old Animas City School recipient of 2008 Governor's Award for Historic Preservation.


Area Democrats and Republicans Caucus (2008-02-06)
Presidential preference/delegate selections top the order of business at dozens of sites around the Four Corners.


Durango/LaPlata County: New Era of Cooperation (2008-02-06)
Councilors and Commissioners approve agreement regulating growth in areas adjacent to the city, after ironing out impact fee issues.


FEB 4 STORM CLOSINGS (2008-02-04)
A major winter storm in the Four Corners has resulted in numerous delays. Here is a list of information made available to KSUT for Monday, Feb 4.


TUESDAY FEB 5TH CLOSURES & DELAYS (2008-02-04)
Here are storm related delays and closings reported to KSUT for Tuesday Feb 5th.


Feb 4 STORM CLOSINGS (2008-02-03)
For the second week in a row a major winter storm has resulted in numerous closings. Here's a list of closings supplied to KSUT.


Archuleta County's Forensic Audit Is Revealed (2008-02-01)
Board Chair is not pleased with the forensic audit report for Archuleta County.


Durango Parade Goers, Be Prepared! (2008-01-31)
Snowpacked downtown not likely to be friendly to parade goers/participants.


Storm Fallout Continues (2008-01-31)
Warnings issued about snowloading on building roofs and major effort planned to clear North Main Avenue of snow.


VIEW ARCHULETA CTY AUDIT REPORT HERE (2008-01-31)
Read the entire Archuleta County audit report online here.


Dream Ends for Durango Band (2008-01-30)
Dave Mensch and Formula 151 eliminated in Bodog Battle.


California Consultant Tapped for Durango School Superintendent (2008-01-29)
Dr. Shalee Cunningham will be offered a contract, after board members visit communities where she has served.


Storm Hammers Four Corners (2008-01-29)
More than 3 feet of snow fell in some parts of SW Colorado.


Area Lawmakers React to State Of the Union (2008-01-29)
Reaction basically along party lines, with all lawmakers calling for cooperation.


Wilderness vs. Mountainbiking Draws Hundreds (2008-01-23)
First meeting on San Juan Public Lands Management Plan crowds Rec Center meeting rooms beyond legal capacity.


Gas Plant Blast Probe Results Released (2008-01-23)
Investigation by Durango Fire and Rescue doesn't answer one major question.


Lawsuit Filed Over HD Wells (2008-01-23)
Several Durango based groups take Forest Service and BLM to Federal Court over Roadless area gas development.


Gas Plant Open After Explosion (2008-01-22)
Williams plant is now open after an explosion almost 2 months ago.


Bayfield Town Hall To Historic Register (2008-01-22)
Commissioners vote 3-0 to add 100-year old building to the registry.


DMR Celebrates Skier Safety Week (2008-01-22)
Durango Mountain Resort is helping skiers and snowboarders know the safety code.


Durango Band Still In Race For $1M (2008-01-21)
Dave Mensch and Formula 151 compete in Las Vegas in Bodog Battle Of The Bands


Durango Band Still In Race For $1M (2008-01-21)
Dave Mensch and Formula 151 compete in Las Vegas in Bodog Battle Of The Bands


Durango Band Still In Race For $1M (2008-01-21)
Dave Mensch and Formula 151 compete in Las Vegas in Bodog Battle Of The Bands


Martinez Receives Citizen of the Year Award (2008-01-18)
Local Businesses and citizens were honored at the Durango Rocks Annual Awards Event.


Colorado Lawmaker Bound for Afghanistan (2008-01-17)
Mark Udall says "war of necessity" in Afghanistan has been allowed to languish.


Clock Ticking For Gunnison Wildlife, Volunteers Needed (2008-01-16)
Thousands to be fed by Division of Wildlife in program that could cost $1M and take two months.


Three Durango School Super Finalists Named (2008-01-15)
The three finalists include a Coloradan, a current Asst. Super from Alaska, and an educational consultant from California.


Hundreds Pack Oil & Gas Rules Meeting (2008-01-15)
Most call for tougher regulation on oil and gas producers.


Economists Optomistic In 2008 For LaPlata County (2008-01-14)
The Southwest Business Forum has positive predictions for LaPlata County


Library Topped Off/River Trail to Open Soon (2008-01-14)
Placing of wooden truss marks topping off for the $18M library project.


Education Tops Governor's Agenda (2008-01-10)
Governor delivers his state of the state address Thursday.


New Cancer Center Breaks Ground (2008-01-10)
The new $10.7 million San Juan Regional Cancer Center broke ground in Farmington.


70 Plus Horses Move Safely From Vallecito Snow (2008-01-10)
Horses and other animals were moved to a nearby ranch due to current weather conditions.


Storm Holes On Grocer Shelves (2008-01-09)
Shortages start appearing as mountain passes remain closed.


Durango Growth Debate (2008-01-09)
Council delays action on measure some say means "smart growth", which others say would mean "no growth."


State Rep Ellen Roberts on 2008 Legislative Session (2008-01-08)
Eyes constitutional intiative reform as one of her session priorities.


LPEA Hopes to have 95% of Customers Online Tonight (2008-01-08)
More than 1-thousand remain powerless in the wake of last weekend's winter storm.


Storm Updates (2008-01-07)
LPEA Crews continue work. Skier killed at Purg Identified.


City Issues Red Alert for Snow (2008-01-07)
Red Alert results in parking restrictions, in order to facilitate snow removal.


Isgar Eyes 2008 Legislative Session (2008-01-07)
Says job has become more full time, doesn't expect health care, education and transportation issues will be fully dealt with.


9 People Die In Utah Bus Crash (2008-01-07)
Another death has been reported in the Utah bus crash.


STORM: Neighbors Needed To Help Neighbors (2008-01-07)
Rural residents facing water, heat, food, medicine shortages as prolonged storm continues.


8 Dead in Four Corners Bus Crash (2008-01-07)
8 of 51 persons aboard tour bus from Phoenix, returning from Telluride, crashes in remote Southeast Utah.


Winter Storm knocks out power, 6 missing, Purg Skier Dies (2008-01-06)
Emergency shelter set up for those without power in Eastern LaPlata County. 19-year old skier killed at Purg remains unidentified.


Illegal Tours Given At Mesa Verde Exposed (2008-01-04)
A local man gave illegal tours at Mesa Verde National Park.


Legislative Preview (2008-01-04)
Governor, legislative leaders, look ahead to the 2008 session which gavels to order next week.


Stanton Englehart A Life on Canvas Is Released (2007-12-27)
A local art book has been released sharing the art and stories of Stanton Englehart


Pat Englehart Interview (2007-12-27)
Hear the complete interview with Pat Englehart here.


President Bush Funds Millions For Colorado Projects (2007-12-26)
President Bush along with Congressman John Salazar secured millions of dollars in funding for projects in Southwest Colorado.


Nike Introduces Native 7 Shoe (2007-12-20)
Nike has introduced the Native N7 shoe made specifically for a Native American foot.


1111 Camino Project Gets City Approval (2007-12-20)
The City of Durango has approved the 1111 Camino del Rio development along the Animas River.


Durango Council Mulls/Denies Alcohol Sales Near High School (2007-12-19)
It's the second time in just over one year Taco Nayarit has sought a waiver from a law restricting liquor sales near schools.


Million$$$ On The Line For the 4 Corners in Fed Budget Deliberations (2007-12-19)
ALP, Water and sewer systems, Health Clinic, all included in bills through the house and senate.


Archuleta County Administrator Resigns (2007-12-19)
Archuleta County Administrator Bob Campbell has resigned effective January 1, 2008


Durango Drug Cartel Busted Up (2007-12-18)
23 arrested, $320K in Meth confiscated, investigations ongoing.


Fort Lewis College Secures Funding for Buildings (2007-12-17)
Fort Lewis College closed on an over $55 million bond issue.


LaPlata Program Reaches Out To Seniors (2007-12-17)
"Senior Outreach Nurse" program is supported by a $245K four year grant from the Colorado Trust.


USS Mesa Verde To Be Commissioned (2007-12-14)
Latest ship in the Navy's fleet cost $1.3B, and will recognize Native American contributions.


National Organization Sounds Alarm on Colorado Health Care (2007-12-13)
Families USA releases report on Colorado's health care crisis


Falls Creek Ranch Road Paving Gets Thumbs Up (2007-12-11)
Project has been talked about for three years. Road would become an extension of County Road 205.


LaPlata County Manager List Narrowed To One (2007-12-11)
Present interim manager, and assistant manager Joanne Spina, four others, told they won't advance to the next step.


LPEA: Storm Worst in 15 Years! (2007-12-10)
More than 18,250 customers left in the dark in LaPlata, Archuleta Counties late last week and into the weekend.


Flu Reported in LaPlata County (2007-12-10)
Four cases of influenza have been reported by the San Juan Basin Health Department.


Archuleta County Did Not Receive Completed Financial Reports (2007-12-06)
Archuleta County did not receive final information on a financial report from hired accounting firm, Clifton Gunderson LLC.


Colorado Ranks Schools (2007-12-05)
Durango boasts 3 "excellent" schools. See results for all area schools here!


Harsh Encounter Marks Durango Budget Approval (2007-12-05)
$51M budget wins unanimous approval but only after councilor and city attorney spar in heated exchange.


Millions in GOCO $$$ Earmarked for SW Colorado (2007-12-04)
Two projects receive funding under latest Legacy Grant awards.


Water Woes Face San Juan County Residents (2007-12-03)
115 Households between Aztec and Colorado could face new provider and costs.


Ski Resort Environmental Report Card Issued (2007-12-03)
Aspen tops nation and state, Purgatory ranks 15th in state.


Purgatory/Silverton To Open Sunday (2007-12-01)
Storm dumps two feet of snow on San Juans, more on the way.


Durango Recreational Water Rights Case Ends (2007-11-30)
Judge signs settlement between the city, and several intervenors, most who opposed city bid for Animas River rights.


Turnout Light At Manager Reception (2007-11-29)
Crowd consisted mostly of county employees, special interests.


LaPlata Manager Candidates, Part Two (2007-11-29)
Six candidates for LaPlata County Manager in Durango for public/official meetings.


Explosion, Fire Hit LaPlata Gas Plant (2007-11-28)
Williams field plant heavily damaged, but no serious injuries.


LaPlata Manager Candidates, Part One (2007-11-28)
Candidates to undergo interviews, public reception this Thursday and Friday.


Silverton Eyes Ski Season With Crossed Fingers (2007-11-27)
Two ski areas now call Silverton home. Those and DMR plan to open Saturday.


Park Bridge Project May Help Balance Budget (2007-11-27)
Four full time positions in Durango may also go unfilled as councilors wrestle to balance next years's spending plan.


LPEA Ponders Power Rate Hike (2007-11-25)
Customers have until December 19th to protest nearly double digit increase.


Along The Pow-wow Trail for 11-22 - 25, 07 (2007-11-20)
tune for the latest pow-wow info in Indio, CA, Cedar City, UT & Ft. Duchesne, UT


LaPlata County Manager Finalists Named (2007-11-17)
Interviews scheduled by Board of Commissioners for Friday November 30th


New Meth Video Premiers Tomorrow (2007-11-16)
Break the Glass: Life of Meth is geared toward a new audience, compared to the first video produced two years ago.


Durango Business Sounds Off About Government (2007-11-15)
Too much regulation is pushing up home prices, killing Durango.


$500K In Area Projects Among Those Vetoed By Bush (2007-11-13)
President says the latest budget bill includes billions in "wasteful projects."


Final Load Dumped at Ridges Basin Dam (2007-11-12)
The final load of dirt was dumped at Ridges Basin Dam. The dam is part of the Animas-La Plata water project.


Public Views/Votes on Durango Downtown Sidewalk Plans (2007-11-08)
Five proposals draw dozens to an open house. City Council makes the final decision.


Durango Rec Water Case Hits Stumbling Block (2007-11-07)
U.S. Government may not sign off on deal for a couple weeks.


LeBlanc Officially Durango Manager/RICD Agreement OK'd (2007-11-07)
Public also turns out for first time in a long time, to talk budgets.


Police Issue Date Rape Drug Warning (2007-11-07)
Women report strange reactions to alcohol, no apparent actual assaults reported.


Ritter Unveils Global Warming Reduction Plan (2007-11-06)
No word on costs, could be implemented by executive order rather than legislative action.


Governor Visits Durango, Touts Budget Plan (2007-11-06)
FLC President Brad Bartel, in his first appearance since undergoing two months of cancer treatment, introduces the governor.


Voters Favor Incumbents In Area School Races Tuesday (2007-11-06)
Term extensions and law funding get thumbs up in Montezuma County.


Photographer Brings Voices To Desert Rock Opponents (2007-11-05)
Exhibit of Santa Fe Artists work opens this week at Fort Lewis College.


Election Updates in Southwest Colorado (2007-11-05)
Elections are today for La Plata and Montezuma county.


Photographer Brings Voices To Desert Rock Opponents (2007-11-05)
Exhibit of Santa Fe Artists work opens this week at Fort Lewis College.


Photographer Brings Voices To Desert Rock Opponents (2007-11-05)
Exhibit of Santa Fe Artists work opens this week at Fort Lewis College.


Photographer Brings Voices To Desert Rock Opponents (2007-11-05)
Exhibit of Santa Fe Artists work opens this week at Fort Lewis College.


Governer's office budgets Southwest Colorado (2007-11-01)
Governor Bill Ritter has announced the 2007-2008 and budget. Included in the budget is funding for Southwestern Colorado.


Sky Ute Casino Resort reaches milestone (2007-11-01)
Construction workers and crews were honored by the Southern Ute Indian tribe in a ceremony at Sky Ute Casino Resort.


Denver Lands Snowsports Convention (2007-10-31)
Event will run for 10 years, starting in 2010, spelling millions in income for the state.


LaPlata Strategic Planning, Step Two (2007-10-30)
Major issues identified, now how are they addressed? You can have a say.


Road Runner Transit moves ahead (2007-10-29)
The Ignacio based Road Runner Transit sees results from a recent survey.


Dolores/Cortez Residents Help A Neighbor (2007-10-26)
Marilyn Cieszykowski was hurt in a bike crash in Ecuador, faces $60K in evacuation costs.


Along the Pow wow Trail 10/26-29 (2007-10-25)
Featuring the third annual 49 Pow wow in Ignacio and pow wows around the west.


Listen to a podcast of Martha Scanlan and her band on KSUT (2007-10-24)
If you missed their great in-studio performance on October 23, listen on line or download our podcast.


November Declared American Indian Heritage Month (2007-10-23)
Said to be a "historic moment." Presentation made during commissioners weekly meeting.


LeBlanc "Delighted" - Councilors Say Why (2007-10-23)
City Manager Nominee says he's ready to negotiate, delighted to be offered the job.


Ketchum Manager Offered Durango Job (2007-10-23)
Ron LeBlanc will be offered the city manager's job after council votes 5-0 in favor of his appointment.


Area Flu Battle Begins (2007-10-22)
Clinics open in Southwest Colorado and Northwest New Mexico.


Durango Manager Decision Near (2007-10-22)
Decision could come following Tuesday Council Executive Session


Animas City Mountain Fire Mitigation On Hold (2007-10-19)
Officials plan a closer look at plans at the popular recreation area.


Durango Meets City Manager Candidates (2007-10-19)
The people of Durango met with candidates for the Durango city managers position at the Train Museum last night.


Listen to a podcast of John Cowan and his band on KSUT (2007-10-19)
Hear Beth Warren's complete interview with John and his band, and their wonderful in-studio performance recorded live on KSUT on October 18.


City Manager Candidates Down to Three (2007-10-18)
The three remaining candidates for Durango city manager will meet with the public on Thursday night at 5:30-7:30pm at the Train Museum.


Council Defends Regional Park Vote, Talks Bond (2007-10-17)
Members say August "no" vote stemmed from desire to build park faster.


9R Board Risks Lawsuit, Cancels Election (2007-10-17)
Attorney recommends going ahead with election to avoid legal problems, board declares Lynch winner.


Domestic Violence Issues (2007-10-17)
Durango officials and concerned community members take a look at domestic violence in the area.


LaPlata County Adopts Two Major Water Issues (2007-10-16)
Water District and water quality and quantity proposals underwent months of scrutiny.


Durango School Board Election Likely To Be Cancelled (2007-10-16)
Death of State Trooper and board candidate Mark Dold leaves no contested races.


Durango Trooper/School Board Hopeful Killed In Motorcycle/Deer Collision (2007-10-14)
49-year old officer survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.


Hundreds Protest Archuleta Money Woes & More (2007-10-14)
Roughly 400 concerned Archuleta county community members joined together to protest issues against the county this weekend.


Introducing Durango Manager Finalists, Part 3 (2007-10-12)
Candidates for Durango Mayor discuss the relationship between the manager and city councilors.


Introducing Durango Manager Finalists, Part 3 (2007-10-12)
Candidates for Durango Mayor discuss the relationship between the manager and city councilors.


Introducing Durango Manager Finalists, Part 3 (2007-10-12)
Candidates for Durango Mayor discuss the relationship between the manager and city councilors.


Introducing Durango Manager Finalists, Part 2 (2007-10-11)
Growth and its impact tops the list of issues for all four candidates for Durango Manager.


Introducing Durango Manager Finalists, Part 1 (2007-10-10)
Today in the first of three reports, the four finalists for city manager talk about why they want the job and their qualifications.


Durango Manager Candidates Online & On KSUT (2007-10-09)
Move follows criticism of council for a lack of public participation.


Desert Rock Comments End With Salazar No Vote (2007-10-09)
Congressman says plant would add to worsening pollution in the Four Corners.


Banned Books Week (2007-10-05)
HOST LEAD: Book censorship and book burning is not just a thing of the past, it continues today. Area libraries and bookstores are celebrating the 26th annual Banned Books Week. KSUT's Sarah Baumgartner reports:


Colorado Seatbelt Use Hits Record (2007-10-03)
Use among teens remains lowest segment in the state.


Bush CHIP Veto Draws Angry Reaction (2007-10-03)
Democrat lawmakers blast President's decision to veto expansion of health program.


Durango Manager Finalists Named (2007-10-02)
All four are present city administrators, two in Colorado and two from outside the state.


Input Sought On Possible Pagosa Rec Center (2007-10-01)
Architects will address public meeting at 6:30 tonight, and seek community ideas for a center.


Colorado Governor Unveils Business Plans (2007-09-26)
Republicans don't like what they hear from Democrat Bill Ritter.


Public Hears/Reacts To Health Care Proposals (2007-09-25)
What happens next, including a possible vote on a health care district with taxing power, may be up to the public.


RHA Parades Affordability Programs (2007-09-24)
Students go to class to learn how to buy an affordable home.


La Plata Health Tax District Back On The Table? (2007-09-21)
Consultant makes recommendations, looks for public feedback during meetings Monday.


Appeals Court Rules Against Village At Wolf Creek (2007-09-20)
Court upholds lower court reveral of Mineral County approval for the high altitude village.


Pros and Cons Heard About La Plata Water District Plan (2007-09-20)
District would serve up to 4,000 homes across 400 square miles. Action delayed!


One Big Rock Rocks Road Near Rico (2007-09-19)
Traffic in the area on State Highway 145 still slowed by massive boulder.


203 Condos At Iron Horse Get Thumbs Up (2007-09-19)
City Council okays new redevelopment plan, but almost denies it based on traffic studies.


Protests Filed Over New Gas Wells (2007-09-18)
Wells would be the closest yet to the outcrop and to the city of Durango.


New Cortez City Manager Takes Reins (2007-09-17)
Former La Plata Manager lands job, search for Durango City Manager passes milestone.


Senator Salazar Returns From Iraq (2007-09-17)
Says he favors a drawdown in U.S. Troops strength. He joined troops on patrol.


Early Learning Center Celebrates Purchase (2007-09-12)
Demand still far outstrips services when it comes to early child care facilities.


Governor's Transportation Panel Visits Durango (2007-09-11)
Group hears about transportation needs and wants from representatives of 15 Southwest Colorado Counties.


Ignacio Rebirth Underway? (2007-09-10)
Signs point to continued growth and improvement after 30 years of little growth.


Study On ALP Artifacts Yields New Info On Early Settlers (2007-09-07)
Almost one million artifacts are being researched, including human remains.


Groundbreaking Set for Biodiesel Plant (2007-09-06)
Plant near Dove Creek, will be more than just a biodiesel facility.


County Delays Action On Water Standards (2007-09-05)
Water hauling debate ties up new standards for at least two weeks.


Durango Council Approves War Resolution (2007-09-05)
Five dozen crowd council chambers, about half speak out both for and against the measure.


Durango Steps Closer To Mandatory Bear Proofing (2007-09-05)
Two hits on your garbage and you could be required to get a bear proof container.


City Market Recalls Potato Salads Due To E Coli (2007-09-04)
Salads have been pulled from the shelves and if you have any, take it back to the store.


Access To Popular Backcountry Area to Close (2007-08-31)
Needleton Bridge to undergo repairs, will add more to your hike into the wilderness!


Desert Rock Draws More Comment (2007-08-30)
One of two Southwest Colorado Indian tribes weighs in on the Draft EIS.


Ground Broken On New Jail (2007-08-28)
$17M facility will be built using reserve funds, no new taxes.


La Plata Planning Process To Begin (2007-08-27)
La Plata County Compass project includes meeting tonight and online survey.


Rogue Gas Operator Under Scrutiny in La Plata County (2007-08-24)
Local officials site permitting, environmental and other concerns in sending notices of violation to Star Acquisitions VIII.


La Plata Gas Well Driller Under Scrutiny (2007-08-24)
County, State officials concerned about operations in SW La Plata County.


BP Gets Go Ahead To Invest Millions In New Office (2007-08-23)
New office building and warehouse set to be built starting next week, near the airport.


Council Nixes Three Springs Park Plan (2007-08-22)
Denies permission for city to apply for $750K State Grant to start work on the 77 acre park.


West Nile in La Plata County (2007-08-22)
52-year old man recovering, health department issues a warning to residents to protect from mosquito bites.


Conference Center Yanked (2007-08-22)
Proponents pull their request for a November vote to hike the lodger's tax.


Millions in Fed $$$ to Archuleta, La Plata Countys (2007-08-21)
Airport in Pagosa Springs, the big winner. Durango Commons scores too!


Conference Center Tax Idea In Jeopardy (2007-08-20)
City Staff recommends city council deny BID's request to put a tax hike on November's ballot.


Red Mountain Project Reaches A Milestone (2007-08-16)
More than $13M invested in keeping returning land to the public domain in historic area.


"Trout Wall" Dedicated (2007-08-15)
$25K Art Piece Along river trail a community project.


Two Area Historic Projects Move Forward (2007-08-15)
Old Fort Lewis Library grant a small part of something bigger. Red Mountain Project reached a milestone.


Hermosa Land Swap Comment Period Ends (2007-08-14)
Study of proposed land deal north of Durango now begins, with another public comment period expected next summer.


Bear Woes Could Mean Bear Proofing (2007-08-14)
Finding evidence of a bear problem is not that hard, just hop on your bike before dawn!


Bike Rallies Planned Through Four Corners (2007-08-13)
Trial stemming from the 2006 failed rally starts while final plans for multiple rallies are made.


$25K Grant Goes To New Ignacio Library (2007-08-10)
3rd District Congressman John Salazar on hand to present the USDA award.


Durango Councilors Weigh In On Hermosa Land Exchange, Sort Of! (2007-08-09)
Letter urges comment period be extended, but doesn't take a definite position on the proposed land swap.


DOW Steps Up Bear Education/Enforcement (2007-08-08)
Fines will be levied for those who fail to remove bear "attractants" at their homes.


Tighter Water Standards Proposed (2007-08-08)
New rules, if adopted in La Plata County, could slow development of housing subdivisions in rural areas.


Iraq, Desert Rock Highlight Senator Salazar Visit (2007-08-07)
Senator stops in SW Colorado to visit with area officials and learn their concerns.


Ignacio Library Nears Completion (2007-08-06)
Temporary facility closes after this week so move into new facility can begin


Do Your Kids Have Their Shots? (2007-08-01)
Three new immunizations are required this year for school aged children.


$3.4M Campaign Underway For Mercy Breast Center (2007-08-01)
Facility could open in January 2009 and would shorten time for diagnosis.


La Plata Commissioners Weigh In On Hermosa Land Swap (2007-07-31)
3-0 vote to send a letter, keeps the county at the table for future discussions.


Botulism Tainted Food Recall Expanded (2007-07-30)
Kroger/City Market brands among those being recalled. A complete list of recalled items is published here!


NM Governor Expresses Concerns About Desert Rock (2007-07-28)
Bill Richardson worries the new power plant would harm the environment.


Surprise In Your Electric Bill (2007-07-27)
LPEA to pay out capital credits in August to customers of one year or more.


Summit Lake To Be Poisoned (2007-07-26)
Lake North of Mancos being taken over by non native sucker fish.


"Kids Count" Shows Best and Worst in Four Corners (2007-07-25)
Utah gets high grades, New Mexico low marks when it comes to the well being of youth.


Rock Slide 'Spectacular' (2007-07-25)
Saturday night/Sunday morning slide buried DSNGRR tracks under 50-feet of debris.


Hike In Lodger's Tax Could Be On November Ballot (2007-07-25)
Business Improvement District wants to raise 2% tax to 5% to fund a new conference center downtown.


Mercy Ranks High In 9 Categories (2007-07-23)
Web site linked to the ratings helps patients choose their care.


Desert Rock Gets Thumbs Down From Residents (2007-07-20)
200 crowd Durango public hearing on Draft Environmental Impact Statement.


Desert Rock Gets Thumbs Down From Residents (2007-07-19)
200 gather at BIA hearing on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the $3B plant.


Council Bids Farewell To City Manager (2007-07-18)
Ledger attends his final council meeting prior to his August lst resignation.


Navajo President Pushes NW New Mexico Water Project (2007-07-17)
Project would cost $1B to pipe water from the ALP now under construction in Durango.


Man Shot Outside Ritter's Office "Not Well" (2007-07-17)
Police identify, look into background of gunman who declared he was "the emperor."


Man Shot Outside Colorado Governor's Office (2007-07-16)
Declared he was the "emperor" and was there to take over state government.


HD Drilling Upheld (2007-07-13)
Opponents have until July 20th to appeal to federal court to overturn decision on new wells.


Bear Fire Contained (2007-07-11)
Costs estimated at 275-thousand dollars to extinguish the lightning caused blaze.


Commissioners Hear Pleas To Stop Land Swap (2007-07-11)
Opponents of the federal land exchange involving Hermosa Park and Mitchell lakes properties list objections.


Bear Fire at 1500+ Acres, 50% Contained (2007-07-10)
Firefighters win fight on two fronts Tuesday. Still no estimate on containment for the blaze in SW La Plata County.


Fire Season is Definitely Here (2007-07-10)
Efforts to contain Bear fire continue, 80-blazes reported in SW Colorado in the past week!


Bear Fire at 1500+ Acres, 50% Contained (2007-07-10)
Firefighters win fight on two fronts Tuesday. Still no estimate on containment for the blaze in SW La Plata County.


La Plata County Manager Michael Scannell Resigns (2007-07-10)
Scannell has served as manager in La Plata County for eight years, says he will leave September 4th.


SE LaPlata Water District Proposed, Again! (2007-07-09)
District would serve up to 2-thousand households over the next 30-years.


La Plata Bear Fire Grows to 1250 Acres (2007-07-09)
No forced evacuations, no injuries, 90-100 firefighters battling the blaze which is 0% contained.


Wildfire In SW La Plata County Forces Evacuations (2007-07-09)
One home destroyed, 1,000 acres burned, no injuries.


Rattlesnake Mop Up Underway, More Fires (2007-07-07)
Dry lightning sends firefighters throughout area on Friday.


Durango City Council Weighs In Against Desert Rock (2007-07-06)
Sithe Global/Navajo officials say resolution against plant is inappropriate.


Group Encouraging LPEA To Go Greener! (2007-07-05)
Local coalition wants the Southwest Colorado Utility to encourage green practices.


Rattlesnake Fire Now 70% Contained (2007-07-05)
Cooler, more humid weather is helping firefighters get a handle on the New Mexico blaze.


Vallecito and Aztec Area Wildfires Still Burning (2007-07-04)
Fire North of Vallecito being allowed to burn while the Rattlesnake blaze is 25% contained.


150 Battle Wildfire Near Navajo Reservoir (2007-07-03)
Rattlesnake fire has burned 300 acres, and across several gas wells.


La Plata County Enacts Fire Restrictions (2007-07-02)
Conditions approaching that of 2002, the year of the Missionary Ridge Fire according to local officials.


What Are Stage 1 Fire Restrictions? (2007-07-02)
Stage 1 restrictions regulate campfires, open burning, smoking, welding and a host of other things.


Fire Restrictions Take Effect (2007-07-02)
La Plata County commissioners are expected to enact local restrictions today, Mesa Verde bans all open burning.


Mercy Marks Anniversaries (2007-06-29)
One year at new location, 125 years serving Durango, event will include time capsule opening.


Citizens Group Helping Bail Out Archuleta County (2007-06-28)
Crucial Audit set to begin to determine what happened to leave county nearly $2M in the hole.


Fire Restrictions For San Juan Public Lands (2007-06-27)
Stage one restrictions take effect on Monday across much of Southwest Colorado.


Tackling Growth Near Grandview/Three Springs (2007-06-26)
City/County officials work out plan to have developers pay for road, sewer, water improvements.


Hermosa Land Exchange Heats Up! (2007-06-25)
Forest Service taking feedback for 60-days on land swap for Glacier Club Growth.


Newest Durango Park Dedicated (2007-06-25)
Dallabetta park was developed with no city tax dollars.


Ground Broken for New $18M Durango Library (2007-06-20)
When it opens in late 2008, it will be the fourth new library, in four years, in the Four Corners.


Ground Broken for Durango Library (2007-06-20)
When it opens in late 2008, it will be the fourth new library, in four years, in the Four Corners.


Ground Broken for Durango Library (2007-06-20)
When it opens in late 2008, it will be the fourth new library, in four years, in the Four Corners.


Ground Broken for New $18M Durango Library (2007-06-20)
When it opens in late 2008, it will be the fourth new library, in four years, in the Four Corners.


Three Charged In Durango Woman's Death (2007-06-20)
Details in the killing have been sealed by the court.


Interim Durango City Manager Named (2007-06-20)
Current Public Works Director Jack Rogers to serve following Bob Ledger's August 1st retirement.


Desert Rock Environmental Hearings Set (2007-06-19)
Two hearings will be held in July in Southwest Colorado on the new coal fired plant.


Local Education Center Wins Grant, Moves Forward (2007-06-18)
Old Federal Building being remodeled to house ten or more not for profits.


New Aircraft Radar System Moves Ahead (2007-06-14)
The $15M system could ease problems at Durango, Cortez, Montrose, Telluride and other mountain community airports.


Salazar Backs Tougher Fuel Standards (2007-06-14)
U.S. Senator had been one of the last holdouts on increase fuel standards.


Affordable Housing Plan Unveiled (2007-06-13)
Plan calls for 500 affordable housing unit in next 5 years!


Missionary Ridge, Five Years Later: Weekend Events to Mark 5th Anniversary (2007-06-08)
Events are geared toward Remembering, Learning and Preparing. Everything is free!


Missionary Ridge, Five Years Later: A Couple Remembers (2007-06-07)
This weekend marks the 5th anniversary of the Missionary Ridge and Valley fires that struck Durango and La Plata County. One couple that lost everything, looks back, and ahead.


Colorado Senator Pushes Iraq Resolution (2007-06-05)
Ken Salazar wants recommendations of the Iraq Study Commission implemented.


Durango City Manager Bob Ledger Announces Retirement (2007-06-04)
Will leave August 1st. Ledger has been city manager for more than 24 years.


Allard Pushes for TV Coverage Hearing (2007-05-31)
Wants markets for La Plata/Montezuma Counties switched to Denver


Congressmen Express Wildfire Concerns (2007-05-31)
While in Durango Thursday, Salazar picks up a "thank you" from veterans.


Southern Ute Tribe Wins First Of Two Motorcycle Rally Suits (2007-05-30)
The Tribe also suffers a setback in a second suit.


Key Energy Bills Signed By Governor (2007-05-29)
Area legislators played key roles in several of the measures.


New Fire Chief Tabbed for Durango Fire & Rescue (2007-05-24)
Deputy Chief Dan Noonan will replace retiring Chief Mike Dunaway in June, faces challenges.


Animas Mountain Fire Reduction Plan Presented (2007-05-24)
Public attends open house to learn about alternatives, field trips also offered.


New County Human Services Building Delayed (2007-05-23)
County officials seek "strategic pause" to get Jail project finished, and assess gas income potential.


Seatbelt Crackdown Underway (2007-05-22)
Two DHS Teens tell how seatbelts probably saved their lives.


$40M+ In Area Road Projects Slated To Begin (2007-05-22)
Projects include start of construction on a major interchange east of Durango near Grandview.


Train Fights Fire, Aids Search and Rescue (2007-05-21)
$1M spent on firefighting equipment and training to keep the train from ever closing down, as it did in 2002.


Train Fights Fire, Aids Search and Rescue (2007-05-21)
$1M spent on firefighting equipment and training to keep the train from ever closing down, as it did in 2002.


Train Fights Fire, Aids Search and Rescue (2007-05-21)
$1M spent to beef of train firefighting efforts while its role in search and rescue also increases.


Train Fights Fire, Aids Search and Rescue (2007-05-21)
$1M spent on firefighting equipment and training to keep the train from ever closing down, as it did in 2002.


Train Fights Fire, Aids Search and Rescue (2007-05-21)
$1M spent to beef of train firefighting efforts while its role in search and rescue also increases.


Train Fights Fire, Aids Search and Rescue (2007-05-21)
$1M spent to beef of train firefighting efforts while its role in search and rescue also increases.


At Home, At Last (2007-05-17)
Couple battles red tape in court for the right to finish and move into their Vallecito Lake home.


Desert Rock Builders Make Environmental Promises (2007-05-17)
Pledge $300K annually for environmental projects, and more.


End-O-Day Demolition/Redevelopment Gets Green Light (2007-05-17)
Local Architect says he'll help occupants find new homes before tearing down the old motel.


End-O-Day Redevelopment Okayed (2007-05-16)
Old Motel to be replaced by retail, residential spots.


Smylie Bike Project Keeps Bicycler's Memory Alive (2007-05-14)
'Mac' Smylie used to supply "townie" and other bikes to many.


Three Springs, Springing Up! (2007-05-11)
First homes could be occupied in weeks, business/commons districts in Durango's newest neighborhood rising up.


Foundation Eyes Local Health Crisis (2007-05-09)
Funding for implementing or operating new programs could be in the future.


Area Lawmakers Assess This Years Session (2007-05-08)
Senator Jim Isgar, and Freshman Representative Roberts both happy with outcomes.


Rally Trial Underway (2007-05-07)
Tribe claims breach of contract by organizers of the failed 2006 motorcycle gathering.


New Farmington City Manager Tabbed (2007-05-03)
Mike Miller's appointment by Mayor Bill Standley requires city council approval on Tuesday.


Downtown River Corridor Moratorium Gets Thumbs Up (2007-05-02)
Final approval of measure expected in two weeks, would halt building or development permits for six months.


Stop Gap Durango Health Clinic Opens (2007-05-01)
Facility will offer limited services for one year while a study into primary health care is conducted.


$17M La Plata Jail Project Gets Green Light (2007-05-01)
Voters won't have a say in project to add 84 beds. Groundbreaking is set for July.


Reassessments Show Big Property Value Increases (2007-04-30)
It looks nice, but the increased value of your property means higher taxes later.


Durango Cancer Center Opens Doors (2007-04-27)
Facility will offer a plethora of services to victims of cancer.


Congressman Wants Desert Rock Hearings (2007-04-26)
Sithe Global official says Durango on schedule for hearing.


Gas Seep Study Funding Moves Ahead (2007-04-26)
Bill would fund nearly $5M in studies in La Plata and Archuleta Counties.


Smiley Building Off the Grid! (2007-04-24)
Local business couple says building will be a lifelong work in progress.


Wildfire Prevention & Preparedness Part 5 (2007-04-20)
Would you know how to react if wildfire was bearing down on you? Would you be prepared?


Local Education Groups Land $1M (2007-04-20)
Monies will be used to purchase building for education and pre-school programs.


Vigil for VT Students at Fort Lewis College (2007-04-19)
Durango school examines security in the wake of the Virginia shootings.


Wildfire Prevention & Preparedness Part 4 (2007-04-19)
Explore tribal roles in preventing and fighting wildfire on tribal lands and elsewhere.


New Durango Council Sworn In (2007-04-18)
Councilors elect Doug Lyon, Mayor and Renee Parsons Mayor Pro-Tem, plus begin setting their agenda.


Phone Call Snarls Durango Air Travel (2007-04-18)
Two flights cancelled as authorities track down origin of the threat.


Wildfire Prevention & Preparedness Part 3 (2007-04-18)
Moving wildfire fighting into the digital agent, a new software program called "Red Zone" could help speed assistance. We explore "Red Zone" today in the third of our special reports marking Wildfire Prevention Month.


Wildfire Prevention & Preparedness Part 2 (2007-04-17)
Wanted, a few good folks to be Firewise Neighborhood Ambassadors.


Oil and Gas Commission Bill Moves Forward (2007-04-17)
Bill would add members, representation to state oil and gas regulating body.


Wildfire Prevention & Preparedness Part 1 (2007-04-16)
In this first of a series of weeklong reports, we look at the forecasts for the wildfire season.


Ritter Weighs In On Roadless Rules (2007-04-12)
Decision termed disappointing by Durango member of the Roadless Task Force.


Going Green! (2007-04-12)
Internationally noted speaker touts the pluses of Going Green during a visit to Durango.


Health Care Solution Study Begins (2007-04-10)
Consultant confident work, and perhaps even a solution, can be accomplished in 12 months.


Search Yields No Downed Plane (2007-04-06)
Searchers spent most of the night looking for an aircraft some said crashed near Lemon Reservoir.


Newest Four Corners Medical Facility Dedicated (2007-04-06)
Navajo Nation facility near Red Mesa cost $64M, was dedicated Wednesday.


HD/Outcrop Drilling Decision Issued (2007-04-05)
Feds will allow new wells and roads near the Fruitland Outcrop and in the HD roadless area.


Durango Voters Turn Out Two Incumbent Councilors (2007-04-04)
Three new members mark dramatic shift in control, philosophy of council.


Durango Voters Turn Out Two Incumbent Councilors (2007-04-03)
Election results could dramatically shift control of council and future of city.


Farmington City Manager Bids Farewell (2007-03-29)
Bob Hudson leaves tomorrow, after 25 years with the Four Corner's largest city.


Farmington City Manager Bids Farewell (2007-03-29)
Bob Hudson leaves tomorrow, after 25 years with the Four Corner's largest city.


Farmington City Manager Bids Farewell (2007-03-29)
Bob Hudson leaves tomorrow, after 25 years with the Four Corner's largest city.


Health Crisis Cause, Solutions in Durango (2007-03-28)
With Valley Wide Clinic set to close in three days, a citizens group reports progress in searching for health care answers.


Along The Powwow Trails 03-28-07 (2007-03-27)
This week on our powwow calander we bring you powwows from Colorado, Utah, and two in Arizona.


Mesa Verde Growth Bill Heard (2007-03-22)
Park would increase by almost 400 acres under the Mesa Verde National Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2007.


Desert Rock, on the Rocks? (2007-03-21)
Major NW New Mexico Power Plant project failes to win state tax breaks totalling $85.


Candlelight Vigil Marks Iraq War Start (2007-03-20)
Event designed to honor thousands who have died in four years of war.


Hillcrest To Convert To Condos (2007-03-19)
Should result in 130 units, in $130 to $230K range.


The Tribal Beat 3/11/07 (2007-03-16)
This week's edition of the Tribal Beat tells of a new radio program broadcasting from Connecticut. It's called "Indigenous Politics". Also, news of two Native comedies being staged at Native Voices at the Autry this summer.


The Tribal Beat 3/11/07 (2007-03-16)
This week's edition of the Tribal Beat tells of a new radio program broadcasting from Connecticut. It's called "Indigenous Politics". Also, news of two Native comedies being staged at Native Voices at the Autry this summer.


The Tribal Beat 3/11/07 (2007-03-16)
This week's edition of the Tribal Beat tells of a new radio program broadcasting from Connecticut. It's called "Indigenous Politics". Also, news of two Native comedies being staged at Native Voices at the Autry this summer.


Council Candidates Tackle Elephants & Guerillas (2007-03-14)
All 8 fielded questions on growth, traffic, planning, affordable housing and more during League of Women Voters Forum.


9R's Barter to Stay (2007-03-13)
Board and Barter agree to work together and improve outreach to the community.


School Board vs. Barter (2007-03-13)
No decision, board hears from public and school employees.


Health Impacts of Gas Drilling Scrutinized (2007-03-12)
New Law could require health department intervention in permit process.


Affordable Housing Forum Set in Archuleta County/Pagosa (2007-03-09)
Regional Housing Authority could be the answer to affordable housing needs in Archuleta County and Pagosa Springs.


Durango Named a "Distinctive Destination" (2007-03-08)
Award could help boost tourism as the Spring and Summer visitor seasons approach.


Durango School Chief: Not Quitting (2007-03-08)
Barter: relationship with school board is certainly in turmoil!


Durango Comp Plan Approved (2007-03-07)
Debate lengthy, spirited at times. Includes accusations of initimidation.


School Superintendent Ouster Try Leads to Resignation (2007-03-07)
Board President resigns alleging illegal and unethical action by other board members.


Colorado Absent On Greenhouse Gas Pact (2007-03-05)
Governor Bill Ritter was not among five western governor's signing the agreement last week.


DHS Principal Resigns, 8 Run for City Council (2007-02-28)
Spradling to "move on down the road." Two incumbents among council hopefuls.


The Tribal Beat 2/25/07 (2007-02-27)
This week's Tribal Beat brings the final segment of Edge of the Rez Part 2, a series produced by Arizona Public Radio. We also share the music of Susan Aglukark, an aboriginal Canadian musician whose latest CD is nominated for a Juno Award.


United Way Breaks Record, again! (2007-02-26)
$665K will fully fund 77 programs in 5 SW Colorado Counties.


Durango Independent Film Festival Spotlight 5 (2007-02-23)
Today we'll find out more about the this year's festival from some of the organizers.


Congressman Salazar Hears Local Health Care Concerns (2007-02-22)
Local efforts to react to Valley Wide closure move forward.


Durango Independent Film Festival Spotlight 4 (2007-02-22)
Today we'll find out more about the documentary films in this year's festival.


Tourist/Vacation Home Crackdown (2007-02-21)
City Council poised to require licensing of homes for rent.


Oil/Gas Impacts on Wildlife, Target of Bill (2007-02-21)
A freshman lawmaker wants wildlife impacts to be considered in permitting oil and gas wells.


Durango Independent Film Festival Spotlight 3 (2007-02-21)
Today we'll find out more about the short films in this year's festival.


Durango Independent Film Festival Spotlight 2 (2007-02-20)
Today we'll find out more about the feature films in this year's festival.


The Tribal Beat 2/18/07 (2007-02-19)
On this week's Tribal Beat we have news of the passing of a gentleman we spotlighted over two years ago on our show. Louis W. Ballard was the first composer to bring an American Indian perspective to classical music. He passed away earlier this month after a 5 year battle with cancer. Also, another edition of Edge of the Rez plus highlights from the latest CD release from Louie Gonnie, a traditional Navajo singer.


Durango Independent Film Festival Spotlight 1 (2007-02-19)
Today we'll meet some of the people who spend most of the year putting the festival together.


Fill 'er up with Ethanol (2007-02-16)
Colorado is making it easier for drivers to fill up with ethanol. In the next year Colorado will get 40 new ethanol stations.


Hotter Named LaPlata Commissioner (2007-02-15)
Kellie Hotter was selected Wednesday to complete the term of resigned commissioner Bob Lieb.


Vallecito Mercury Study Funded (2007-02-14)
LaPlata Commissioners OK funds to look into mercury fallout at Vallecito Reservoir.


The Tribal Beat 2/11/07 (2007-02-13)
This week on the Tribal Beat we'll tell you about a feature length film coming out in the next year on historical Native leader Po'Pay who led the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. And we bring an update on the Arizona Snow Bowl issue. The ski resort wants to use reclaimed wastewater to make snow on San Francisco Peaks, an area considered sacred by 13 Indian tribes.


Governor Vetoes Union Bill (2007-02-12)
Colorado's Governor has vetoed a bill that would make it easier for unions to organize.


Oil and Gas Iobby at odds (2007-02-09)
A new bill aims to increase transparency in the industry.


Bush proposes selling public lands to fund rural schools (2007-02-08)
For the second year in a row, the Bush administration is proposing selling nearly 300,000 acres of public lands, primarily in the West, to fund rural schools.


Gov signs first bill (2007-02-06)
The Governor signed his first bill into law. It's one Democrats tried to pass for several years.


Durango City Councilor will not seek reelection (2007-02-06)
A Durango City Councilor has decided not to seek a second term in the upcoming city elections.


Along The Powwow Trails 02-07-07 (2007-02-05)
This weeks Powwow Calander brings you powwows from New Mexico, Colorado, and Wisconson.


BP Drilling Plan Pluses and Minuses (2007-02-02)
Two local officials react to BP's news voicing optimism and concern.


The Tribal Beat 2/4/07 (2007-02-02)
This week's TBeat brings another segment of Edge of the Rez Part II. You'll hear how Native graduation rates are on the rise and how this affects students who must leave the rez to go to college. Also...highlights from NCAI President Joe Garcia's State of the Indian Nations Address.


LaPlata Commissioner Lieb Sets Resignation Date (2007-02-01)
Lieb gives reasons for his early departure during an emotional statement.


BP Plans $2.4B Investment Locally (2007-01-31)
Companys wants to drill 700 infill wells in next ten years, build new office building, donate $6M to local groups


Legislators Consider Emergency Contraception (2007-01-31)
Hospitals will be required to tell rape victims about emergency contraception, under a new bill.


Durango Business focuses on the connection between good food and good health (2007-01-30)
One Durango businesswoman has a motto adapted from a quote by Edward Stanley, the 15th Earl of Derby (DAR-bee). Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness.


Cheaper Prescription Drugs? (2007-01-29)
A bill to give Coloradans cheaper prescription drugs is moving forward in the state house.


The Tribal Beat 1/28/07 (2007-01-29)
On this edition of The Tribal Beat...a story about a first ever collaboration between two Indian tribes and a private corporation to build a hospital in Blanding, Utah. Also, another segment of Edge of the Rez Part II from KNAU in Flagstaff, Arizona.


Train Owner Pledges $1M to reduce smoke (2007-01-25)
The owner of the Durango and Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad is committing one million dollars to help reduce train smoke over the next five years.


Legislature Pans Distracted Drivers Bill (2007-01-25)
Colorado Lawmakers rejected a bill to crack down on distracted drivers.


County Approves Health Care Funding (2007-01-24)
$220K matches city contribution for health care study/clinic.


Ground Broken for $13M Affordable Housing Complex (2007-01-24)
The first residents could move into Pinon Terrace at Three Springs late this summer.


City Comp Plan vs. Twin Buttes (2007-01-23)
Plan hearing marks start of several efforts on local development and growth.


New Mexico Senator resigns, takes office on Navajo Nation Council (2007-01-23)
A New Mexico Senator resigned on Monday in order to serve on the Navajo Nation Council.


Severance Tax Revenue Down (2007-01-22)
A report says the state's share of oil and gas revenues has dropped almost fifty percent compared to last fiscal year.


The Tribal Beat 1/21/07 (2007-01-22)
This week...wireless communications, the upcoming NCAI State of the Indian Nations Address. Also, Native people in Taiwan and Native people everywhere share similar challenges. We share a story from Voice of American on Indigenous tribes in Taiwan. Come listen.


River Trail Artwork Selected (2007-01-19)
Local arts group wins $25K project. Trout will soon be swimming along the trail!


River Trail Artwork Selected (2007-01-19)
Local arts group wins $25K project. Trout will soon be swimming along the trail!


River Trail Artwork Selected (2007-01-19)
Local arts group wins $25K project. Trout will soon be swimming along the trail!


River Trail Artwork Selected (2007-01-19)
Local arts group wins $25K project. Trout will soon be swimming along the trail!


Drivers Get the 5-1-1 on Colorado Roadways (2007-01-18)
The state department of transportation has a new 5-1-1 traveler information number.


Orio's Smoking Law Challenge Heard, Not Decided (2007-01-18)
State legislative action could further cloud issues surrounding the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act.


City Ante's Up for Health Care (2007-01-17)
Councilors approve $220 thousand for study and clinic.


NM Governor calls for clean energy, tax cuts and increased school funding (2007-01-17)
: New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is calling for what he calls bold progress in the next legislative session. Richardson outlined his agenda in his state of the state address yesterday.


NM Gov. Pledges Funding for San Juan County Meth Program (2007-01-16)
Richardson is asking New Mexico lawmakers to approve more than 20 million dollars in substance abuse treatment funds, including two million dollars in recurring funding for San Juan County.


US Sen. Wayne Allard Won't Run For Reelection (2007-01-16)
Republican Senator Wayne Allard says he will make good on his campaign promise and NOT seek re-election in two years.


Republicans Talk Energy (2007-01-15)
Democrats say they expect about a dozen renewable energy bills this year. But Republicans are trying to make their own mark.


Ritter Delivers State of the State, Area Lawmakers React (2007-01-12)
Governor Bill Ritter laid out his agenda for the legislature and his first term.


The Tribal Beat 1/14/07 (2007-01-12)
On this week's show we'll hear the aboriginal hip-hop of Indigenous Intrudaz. They're three young men from Brisbane, Australia who've helped push hip-hop toward greater and greater popularity among young native Australians. Also, the second segment in a series from KNAU in Flagstaff, Arizona called Edge of the Rez Part II. The series deals with people who live in Northern Arizona's border towns and the issues they face when cultures are brought together at the edge of the rez.


Colorado Governor Inauguration and First Speech (2007-01-11)
Colorado's new Governor has an ambitious agenda. Bill Ritter was sworn in this week and the state legislature is now in session. One of Bill Ritter's top priorities is making Colorado a leader in what he calls a new energy economy.


New Health Care Plan Proposed for La Plata County (2007-01-10)
Group proposes city/county funding of stop gap plan to keep services flowing.


Cortez Group to Address Native Attacks (2007-01-09)
Southwest Tribal Voice wants a community forum on attacks against Native Americans.


Colorado Legislature to consider oil and gas legislation (2007-01-08)
The state legislature will continue to wrestle with oil and gas issues when it convenes this week.


The Tribal Beat 1/7/07 (2007-01-05)
Our show this week shares the first segment from KNAU Arizona Public Radio's documentary called "Edge of the Rez Part II". Also, news of an organization in Gallup, NM that's been helping Native kids make good choices with their lives for 25 years. Join us!


Economists High on SW Colorado (2007-01-05)
Several economists see bright year ahead for SW Colorado, and state!


Durango Birthday Artwork Unveiled (2007-01-05)
Unveiling of city art piece is one of the last events of Durango's yearlong 125th Birthday celebration.


Local Residents see streaks of light in the early morning hours (2007-01-04)
Thousands of people in Colorado, Utah, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming this morning witnessed streaks of light racing across the sky from north to south.


Some Four Corners states see wage increase (2007-01-04)
Thanks to a higher minimum wage, the wallets of some working families in two of the Four Corner States be a little bit thicker this week.


LaPlata Commissioner Bob Lieb Resigning (2007-01-03)
LaPlata County Commissioner Bob Lieb says he'll step down by July 1st for a variety of reasons.