FCC clears way for Denver TV in Southwest Colorado

The Durango Herald: La Plata and Montezuma county residents are a step closer to receiving Denver television stations, at least if they receive their signal through a satellite provider.

The Federal Communications Commission issued a memorandum opinion and order Thursday upholding a 2017 ruling that largely grants La Plata County’s petition to receive satellite broadcasts of Denver stations KDVR-TV, the Fox affiliate; KCNC-TV, the CBS affiliate; KMGH-TV, the ABC affiliate; and KUSA-TV, the NBC affiliate.

“This has been an issue for 30 years, so of course, we’re ecstatic that we’re able to bring statewide Denver TV to our community and to connect this corner of the state to the rest of the state,” said La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt.

Lachelt said receiving Denver stations is important to inform residents about ballot issues, statewide candidates and other political issues that affect their lives.

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