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CDOT to enhance commercial parking at rest area between Cortez and Mancos

Starting April 6, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner Four Corners Materials will begin rest area truck parking enhancements at two locations on U.S. Highway 160,...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores and Cortez chambers form business task force

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has teamed up with the Mancos and Cortez chambers to form the Montezuma Business Task Force. The effort is to support local businesses during the...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 17 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation issues curfew as virus spreads

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation issued a curfew effective Monday morning, as the number of COVID-19 cases jumped and there were two confirmed deaths Sunday. President Jonathan Nez and Vice...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How many COVID-19 tests have been done in La Plata County? Local health officials don’t know

One question health officials in La Plata County keep hearing from the public is: How many tests for coronavirus have been conducted in the community? But arriving at the answer isn’t so simple. “I...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango businesses report losing at least 70% of sales

More than half of Durango and La Plata County businesses responding to a survey about the COVID-19 pandemic say they have lost 70% of their business or closed their doors. Two hundred and...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Collision with semitrailer kills Jeep driver in Montezuma County

An Arizona man was killed Monday morning when his Jeep collided with a semitrailer on U.S. Highway 491 near Lewis, the Colorado State Patrol said in a news release. About 9:38 a.m., a purple 1992...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Polis says spread of coronavirus is slowing, but second person in 40s has died

CENTENNIAL – Measures limiting Coloradans’ movement may have begun to slow the spread of the new coronavirus in the state, Gov. Jared Polis said Monday. Polis said the number of people affected by...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis says he uses data for coronavirus response. His numbers are incomplete

As Gov. Jared Polis stood before the television cameras this week to announce the statewide stay-at-home order in response to the coronavirus pandemic, he fielded a question about when mandated...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Democrats jostle over whether to return to Capitol to extend coronavirus pause

The question of whether state lawmakers needed to appear in person Monday at the Colorado Capitol to extend a pause in the lawmaking term because of the new coronavirus opened a rare public rift...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How pregnant women in Colorado are adapting to the coronavirus crisis

Taylor Taylor (her first name is the same as her last) doesn’t consider herself a “germaphobe.” But when the first cases of the novel coronavirus emerged in Colorado early in March, the 27-year-old...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Census underway in Cortez; coronavirus highlights need to participate

The 2020 Census is underway, and leaders of the Montezuma County Counts campaign are urging locals to use their increased time at home to complete the survey. For the first time, the Census is...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm expected to bring light rain, snow to Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado could see rain Sunday and a light rain-snow mix overnight that is not expected to leave much on the ground. However, 1 to 3 inches could be added to the snowpack in the San Juan...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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