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Silverton eases coronavirus restrictions, but county remains closed to visitors

San Juan County is transitioning to Gov. Jared Polis’ more relaxed “safer-at-home” measures Friday, but that doesn’t mean the backcountry around Silverton or the town itself will be open to...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Food drive is today

A food truck drive will take place today at the Montezuma County Annex, 107 N. Chestnut in Cortez. Forty-pound boxes of food will be available for Montezuma County residents from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m....

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy now offering widespread community testing for COVID-19

Mercy Regional Medical Center is now offering widespread community testing for coronavirus, marking the second health care facility in the region to make tests widely available. In a statement...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County drafts plan for loosening state restrictions

Montezuma County health officials warn there could be an increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases, and urges the community to not let its guard down on prevention measures. Meanwhile, Colorado...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Main Avenue shops take baby steps to reopen

A few Durango merchants took their first tentative steps toward reopening Monday – offering curbside sales and deliveries – but business appeared to resemble bears coming out of hibernation more...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State mistakenly reports positive case in Silverton

State health officials mistakenly reported that San Juan County had its first positive case of the coronavirus over the weekend, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Q&A with Liane Jollon, director of San Juan Basin Public Health

The Durango Herald conducted a question-and-answer interview with Liane Jollon, executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health. The Q&A was held Tuesday morning shortly after the health...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hazardous fire conditions likely to persist across Southwest Colorado

Weather conditions creating hazardous fire conditions have settled above Southwest Colorado and are expected to persist into next week. Another red flag warning was issued for Southwest Colorado...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

At Fort Lewis College, mock trials and studies of sedimentary rock seem to translate online

Kim Hannula is among 300 geoscience professors scrambling to convert field classes in which students scurry up and down rock formations to something that works online. Brian Burke had a week to...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coronavirus restrictions eased in some parts of Colorado

DENVER – Parts of Colorado began allowing elective surgeries and other activities Monday after Gov. Jared Polis eased some restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus. But the...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aspen joins several Colorado communities requiring masks

DENVER – Aspen has joined a few other Colorado communities in mandating that people wear masks in public. On Monday, the Aspen City Council approved a public health order that requires face...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver police ask for help in fatal Interstate 70 shooting

DENVER – Police on Tuesday asked for the public’s help in finding the person who fatally shot a woman on Interstate 70 in Denver. Kim Phok, 60, was found wounded in her SUV on the shoulder of...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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