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Durango High School English teacher pretty sure she’s beaten COVID-19

Near as Kaila Coon can tell, she’s not yet recognized as one of the 64 people in La Plata County who has contracted COVID-19. But given the roller coaster health ride she’s been on since the end of...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado pays out record $315M in unemployment in April

DENVER – Colorado made $315 million in regular unemployment payments to laid-off workers during the first full month of the economic shutdown because of the coronavirus outbreak, dwarfing the...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito marina reopens after legal dispute reaches resolution

Vallecito Marina, 18 miles northeast of Durango, will open this weekend after a legal dispute among managers put its reopening date for the summer season in jeopardy. After months of negotiations,...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee boat ramp to open Friday

The main McPhee Reservoir boat ramp will open for the season on Friday, May 8, according to the Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. The McPhee boat ramp and aquatic nuisance...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Graduation nears for Montezuma County seniors

May is now upon us, which means that graduation is just around the corner. And for Montezuma County seniors, the culminating event is still set to happen – although this year it will look much...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters approve mill levy increase for Dolores Fire District

Voters approved a mill levy increase for the Dolores Fire Protection District by a large margin in Tuesday’s election. A request to increase the mill levy from 6 mills to 10 mills passed with 569...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Supreme Court bounces two U.S. Senate candidates from primary ballot

The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday removed another Democratic U.S. Senate candidate from the June primary ballot after reversing a lower court’s order. Lorena Garcia, a community organizer,...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge Shelter adjusts, apartments fill up

The Bridge Emergency Shelter had to adjust operations because of the coronavirus outbreak, and was forced to close down the Day Labor Center. To keep staff and residents safe, The Bridge initiated...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito restaurant closes for good amid coronavirus outbreak

A popular restaurant in Vallecito has announced it will shutter its doors for good, with its owner saying the economic hardships of the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent shutdown was too much to...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police arrest man after hourslong standoff in Durango

A 40-year-old man who barricaded himself in a room at the Brookside Motel when Durango police officers attempted to serve him with a warrant was arrested at 12:39 p.m. Tuesday after a SWAT team...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The shows will go on! Cortez schools plan online theater performances

Montezuma-Cortez student actors might not have live performances this spring, but community members will still be able to enjoy their acting talents – through special, videoed showings. This...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Waterfall debris injures Telluride woman

Snowpack runoff is quickly filling creeks and rivers creating hazards, including at waterfalls. On Sunday, a woman was critically injured at Cornet Falls outside Telluride after debris from the...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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