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Bayfield residents gather for anti-racism demonstrations

For weeks, drivers passing Bayfield Town Hall have seen a gathering of about 10 people holding anti-racism signs at 5 p.m. each Monday. Many drivers passing by honk and wave; some turn their thumbs...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Logging picks up on Middle Mountain near Vallecito

A logging project in full swing north of Vallecito is expected to harvest an estimated 38,000 trees, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Matt Tuten, silviculturist for the Forest Service’s...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man accused of New Mexico murder is sentenced in La Plata County

A Durango man accused of murder in New Mexico has been sentenced to three years in prison on separate charges out of La Plata County for burglary and alluding police. Michael Iain Greer, 28, was...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional ski areas retain workers with coronavirus stimulus money

At least 10 of Colorado’s smallest ski areas together received at least $5 million — and as much as $12.7 million — in federal loans from the Paycheck Protection Program . While the big-league...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man dies after going off County Road 501 near Vallecito

A Durango man died this weekend after a driving off County Road 501 near Vallecito. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the wreckage was found by a passerby around 11:30 a.m. Sunday near...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Chamber of Commerce announces community-wide yard sale and farmers market

The Journal The Dolores Chamber of Commerce as announced a community-wide yard sale and farmers market set to take the place of Escalante Days on Aug. 8, with businesses, residents, growers and...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores debates making masks mandatory in public space

The Dolores Town board on Monday implemented a fire ban, discussed building permits and debated whether to require facial coverings in public. Colorado health orders do not require people wear...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 8 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Concrete barrier causing bottleneck on Camino del Rio removed

A concrete barrier in front of Town Plaza on Camino del Rio in Durango was taken down Tuesday after crews completed a raised median and turning lane for a new hotel. The median provides a dedicated...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver tumbles 95 feet down embankment, cliff on U.S. Highway 550 near Molas Pass

A 57-year-old man from Oklahoma was cited for careless driving after driving off U.S. Highway 550 near Molas Pass, rolling 95 feet down an embankment and off a cliff. Colorado State Patrol Trooper...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 41 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Spike in La Plata County COVID-19 cases tied to ‘gatherings,’ indoor parties

La Plata County reported 48 new cases of COVID-19 in the past two weeks, and Archuleta County has reported five new cases, the largest growth in cases in 10 weeks for both counties. San Juan Basin...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Troubled New Mexico hospital near Navajo Nation eyes regroup

GALLUP, N.M. – A New Mexico hospital on the edge of the Navajo Nation that became overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic is trying to regroup with new leadership. The incoming leadership team at...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico judge delays trial over attorney's virus exposure

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge postponed a murder trial after learning a defense attorney was in contact with people who contracted COVID-19. District Judge Maria Sanchez-Gagne called a...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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