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Southwest Colorado Council director shares her experience with COVID-19

The full-scale impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic may seem distant, but for Miriam Gillow-Wiles, they’re close to home. The executive director of the Southwest Colorado Council of Governments is...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County enacts Stage 1 fire restrictions

La Plata County entered Stage 1 Fire restrictions Tuesday, falling in line with other land management agencies as dry and hot weather conditions pose an increasing threat of wildfire. “The last...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis: In-person dining could resume in two weeks

Gov. Jared Polis said he expects restaurants across Colorado will be able to reopen to in-person dining with restrictions in about two weeks. In a Zoom meeting with journalists and small-business...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango considers mandatory masks, but demures

Durango city councilors flirted with the idea of a mandatory face-covering order during a study session Tuesday while exploring ways to create a mask-wearing culture in town. Under Colorado public...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fever, coughing, body aches: Durango man describes 12 days of COVID-19

It started with pain in his lower back, then came a fever he couldn’t shake for 12 days and an extreme loss of energy. Durango resident Jeremy Barker, 38, said his COVID-19 symptoms began in...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arson case against Fort Lewis College professor to move forward

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday issued a ruling to reverse previously suppressed evidence in the case of Bradley Todd Clark, a Fort Lewis College professor accused of arson at City Market in...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado faces $3.3 billion state deficit because of pandemic

DENVER – Colorado’s tourism-and-energy-dependent economy has been crushed by the coronavirus pandemic, presenting lawmakers with a projected $3.3 billion in cuts they must make to craft a balanced...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Story Walk installed at Cottonwood Park in Mancos

Mancos families looking for an outdoor educational outlet can now visit the new Story Walk installation at Cottonwood Park. The project features the book “My Water Comes From the San Juan...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Webinar on Montezuma County wildfire risk is coming up

A webinar on local wildfire conditions and mitigation will be broadcast online May 21 at 6 p.m. by the Dolores Watershed Resilient Forest Collaborative. The presentation, titled “What Is My...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado leads for people with developmental disabilities during crisis

Everyone is feeling the impacts of the COVID pandemic, and we likely will for some time to come. Yet even in crisis, leadership emerges, and Colorado has emerged as a leader in ways that most...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | COLUMN: County Administrator

San Juan County issues three tickets, back-to-back, to recreationists

Three people back-to-back were cited Sunday on suspicion of illegally driving onto a closed road in San Juan County to recreate in the San Juan Mountains, with suspects going so far as to throw...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aaron’s donates masks and beds to Navajo Nation

Aaron’s of Cortez recently partnered with the Aaron’s franchiser to donate 2,000 medical masks and 55 mattresses, frames and covers to the Navajo health system in Tuba City, Arizona, to aid...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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