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AeroAngel flies sick children to critical medical care

For families with sick children who need medical care outside their community, AeroAngel, a nonprofit that provides free flights to distant medical centers, truly lives up to its name. “There’s...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Orphaned mountain lion cub rehabbed, sent back into the wild

Two orphaned mountain lion cubs rescued by Colorado Parks and Wildlife last winter were recently released into the wild outside Durango. CPW spokesman Joe Lewandowski said a cub was spotted back in...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA announces Colorado-based office to clean abandoned mines

The Environmental Protection Agency is creating a new office in Lakewood that will focus on cleaning abandoned hard-rock mining sites west of the Mississippi River, including the Bonita Peak Mining...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Florida Mesa Elementary student tests positive for COVID-19

A student at Florida Mesa Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19, and the student and classmates have begun a 14-day self-quarantine. The student was placed in an isolation room Tuesday after...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow, yes snow, enters forecast for Southwest Colorado

After weeks of highs in the 90s, Southwest Coloradans can expect to see a frosting of snow in the San Juan Mountains on Wednesday morning – there’s even a chance for a dusting in Durango and...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcyclist flown to Mercy with serious injuries

A 30-year-old motorcyclist from Lakewood was flown to Mercy Regional Medical Center with serious injuries after going off U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango about 5:20 p.m. Saturday. Chris Gonzales,...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcycles rumble into Durango for Four Corners rally

Shining motorcycles, leather jackets and some COVID-19 face coverings: The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally kicked into gear after a permitting stumble and event cancellations this week. Motorcyclists...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Signs around Cortez remind residents to be kind

The weight of political division in the community sat heavily with the Wolf sisters, co-owners of The Doobie Sisters in Cortez. When they were young, they scrawled “Humankind: Be both” in chalk on...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial Hospital getting medical helicopter service

Southwest Health System Inc., which owns Southwest Memorial Hospital, has partnered with Classic Air Medical to create a medical transport air base in Cortez. A flight team based at Southwest...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Southern Ute executive charged with sex abuse of a child

McKean Walton, former executive officer with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, faces multiple charges related to the alleged sexual assault of a child on the Southern Ute reservation. The U.S....

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free school meals extended through December

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reopened the Summer Food Service Program through December, allowing schools across the country to offer free meals to students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meals...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How we compare, six months after Colorado’s first coronavirus case

Saturday marks six months of the coronavirus pandemic in Colorado, half a year since Gov. Jared Polis announced the first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. That’s six months of closings...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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