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Montezuma County announces new positive COVID-19 case

The Montezuma County Public Health Department has announced a new positive case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases up to 17 as of 11 a.m. Saturday. Of these cases, there have...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How much economic relief do SW Colorado towns need to pull through?

Another trillion-dollar safety net is in the pipeline in Washington, D.C., as lawmakers debate an economic package that would provide funding for states and towns in the wake of severe losses in...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What can numbers tell us about our response to the coronavirus?

The coronavirus pandemic upended life around the world. Billions of people have been ordered to stay home, millions of businesses have been forced to close and hundreds of thousands of people have...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tailwind aiding hospitals across the country

Tailwind Nutrition discovered its endurance-boosting powders meant for athletes and outdoor recreationists have become popular at hospitals across the country as doctors and nurses work longer...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pet groomers reopen in Montezuma County

After Colorado lifted restrictions, pet grooming businesses reopened in Montezuma County and are booked with customers needing a trim. At Cortez Animal Bed and Breakfast, owner Kelly Spruell said...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Transit implements ‘No Mask, No Ride’ policy

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, Durango Transit will require all passengers to wear a face covering starting Friday. The “No Mask, No Ride” policy follows guidance from San Juan Basin...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement favors education over citation in enforcing Safer La Plata

Education is the focus of current enforcement efforts of San Juan Basin Public Health’s Safer La Plata order that delays most nonessential business openings in La Plata County until May 8. “The...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County drops prospect of moratorium on new development

La Plata County has dropped a proposed moratorium on all new development applications after public backlash branded it detrimental to the economy, especially during the coronavirus outbreak. In a...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dog groomers, barbers, hairstylists all lumped together in COVID-19 rules

Some dog groomers are scratching their noggins wondering how they got lumped in with salons, barbershops and tattoo parlors in business restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. “I have...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis slashes state spending, outlaws evictions and keeps ski areas closed

In a late-night executive order, Gov. Jared Polis declared Colorado does not have the money “to carry on the functions of the state government” amid the coronavirus and immediately slashed $229...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former uranium mines on Navajo Nation up for assessments

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Officials from the Navajo Nation and the federal government are taking a closer look at more than a dozen former uranium mines on the reservation. The tribe and the U.S....

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hair cuts, in person shopping allowed in much of Colorado

DENVER – Getting a haircut and shopping in person at retail stores were allowed again in much of Colorado starting Friday as the state continued to ease restrictions set up to stop the rapid spread...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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