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How did virus originate? Explain symptoms? Your COVID-19 questions answered

We know you have a lot of questions about the novel coronavirus, so here’s another round of Q&A. This week, readers asked how the virus originated, what is meant by “mild” and “moderate” symptoms...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River Days still a go, organizers say

Event organizers say Animas River Days intends to carry on this June, though the annual whitewater paddling festival in Durango will be pushed back a week from its originally planned weekend as a...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Osprey Packs switches to making protective masks

Pack repair is not an essential business under Colorado public health orders limiting commerce to slow down the coronavirus pandemic. So Osprey Packs, in Cortez, got permission to adjust its repair...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Is take-out food safe? Who does stay-at-home apply to? Your COVID-19 questions answered

We know you have a lot of questions about the novel coronavirus, so here’s another round of Q&A. This week, readers asked about the statewide stay-at-home order that took effect at 6 a.m. Thursday...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

UPDATE: Three new positive COVID-19 cases in Montezuma County

The Montezuma County Public Health Department announced Friday afternoon that three new positive COVID-19 cases have been identified in Montezuma County, for a total of six confirmed positive cases...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 hour 20 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA relaxes pollution reporting requirements during COVID-19 response

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency notified chemical plants, power companies and other facilities last week that they do not have to meet the legal requirements for reporting air and...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 hour 54 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos seed drive echoes WWII Victory Gardens

Self-sufficiency and sustainability are rules to live by, but in times of crisis and strained resources, they grow imperative. And to encourage budding gardeners to take root around Mancos, some...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 hours 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

El Pomar approves $90,000 to nonprofits in SW Colorado

The Journal El Pomar Trustees approved $90,000 allocated among 11 nonprofit organizations in the southwest region in February and March. Through the foundation’s grant-making processes, these local...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opening date for McPhee boat ramp delayed

The McPhee Reservoir boating season has been delayed to minimize the impact and spread of the novel coronavirus. The McPhee boat ramp’s opening date has been pushed to May 1, according to the San...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado attorney general endorses James Iacino for Tipton’s seat

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced his endorsement this week of James Iacino in the Democratic primary for the 3rd Congressional District. A former deputy attorney general under...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico cancels national tourism campaign amid virus

RIO RANCHO, N.M – The Santa Fe Plaza is empty. So are the narrow streets of the adobe-laden historic district in the heart of Albuquerque. The ski lifts are idle, the galleries are shuttered and...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Albuquerque retirement facility has 18 coronavirus cases

SANTA FE – Eighteen residents at a retirement facility in New Mexico’s most populous city have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the state’s total to nearly 500 cases, officials...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 hours 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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