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Groups launch new partnerships to tackle food insecurity

Early one morning at Pine River Shares in Bayfield, volunteers and staff filled backpacks with food and placed them in the nonprofit’s lobby for kids and families to grab at will. “We were hearing...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Frustrated by rise in COVID-19 cases, Colorado governor says, ‘Wear a damn mask!’

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Colorado grows, state leaders and health agencies are ramping up their efforts to educate the public about the importance of wearing a mask and avoiding large...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

North Dakota man to pay $74K for poaching trophy mule deer

SANTA FE – A North Dakota man has been ordered to pay $74,000 in restitution for poaching a trophy mule deer buck in northwestern New Mexico. The state Department of Game and Fish reported...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation president vetoes items from federal virus aid

GALLUP, N.M. – The president of the Navajo Nation used line-item vetoes on two bills disbursing funds from a federal coronavirus relief package. The Navajo Nation Council passed two bills calling...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manaugh students help plan new play area

A revamped play area is in the works at Manaugh Elementary School, thanks to a Great Outdoors Colorado grant the school received in March. Manaugh was awarded a $110,000 School Yard Initiative...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

At least $130M issued in PPP loans to businesses in Southwest Colorado

As businesses struggle to maintain revenue during the pandemic, data released this week by the U.S. Small Business Administration shines a light on which ones received money from the Paycheck...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How has social distancing changed cohousing community in Southwest Colorado?

At least twice a week, a dinner bell rang to call children exploring the great outdoors back home and adults in their houses to the community dinner at the Heartwood Cohousing community in...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic Bayfield barn damaged by car crash

A historic barn in Bayfield was damaged Wednesday after a driver went 100 feet off the road and crashed, suffering serious injuries. Upper Pine River Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge denies request to move City Market arson trial out of Durango

The trial for a Fort Lewis College professor accused of starting a fire at City Market will remain in Durango after a request from defense attorneys to change the venue was denied Thursday. Bradley...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Willowtail Springs offers residency scholarships

Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center is offering two full-residency scholarships to local artists this fall. Residencies would last one week at the Mancos center, and...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado has increase in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations

DENVER – Hospitalizations in Colorado for COVID-19 have begun to increase for the first time in months, while the state’s rate of positive coronavirus test results has jumped since the first week...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mental health services hearing more concerns over economic fallout

FARMINGTON – Since the coronavirus-induced state closures in early March, practitioners in San Juan County – already working to expand mental health services – have seen an uptick in anxiety and...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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