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Despite snowstorms, Colorado’s drought continues in ‘anomalous’ direction

There’s no way to water this down: Colorado is really, really dry right now. Thursday’s drought monitor report estimates that 27.22% of the state is in “exceptional” drought, a category indicating...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police say juveniles are responsible for breaking Top That’s window

Police said Friday two girls are suspected of breaking a window at Top That Frozen Yogurt. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said the girls are not being identified because they are minors. The case is being turned...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Casino holds Thanksgiving drive-thru

TOWAOC – The Ute Mountain Casino and tribal government provided more than 1,500 Thanksgiving meals to tribal members during a drive-thru event Thursday. The event replaces the traditional sit-down...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Forbes digs into story of Ska Brewing – from VW bus to present

Ska Brewing in Durango received some national recognition this week from Forbes Magazine for its unique past and latest ventures into the Front Range. Ska and its sister company, Peach Street...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition to recall Cortez school board member McDaniel is challenged

A hearing was held Thursday to protest the petition to recall Montezuma-Cortez school board member Lance McDaniel. The validity of the recall petition has been formally challenged, forcing a...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos, FastTrack providing free internet at Boyle Park

Free Wi-Fi at 100 Megabits per second is now available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Boyle Park in Mancos through a partnership with FastTrack Communications and the town. Rachael Marchbanks, Mancos’...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can the Constitution and COVID restrictions coexist?

COVID-19 restrictions have lasted so long and have narrowed the right to gather to such an extent that some legal scholars say some measures taken to limit transmission of the virus are impinging...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 enforcement: ‘It’s unsettled’ in Durango, statewide

Enforcement in the form of penalties for violators of COVID-19 restrictions “is not crystal clear,” says the leader of San Juan Basin Public Health. But Liane Jollon, SJBPH executive director, said...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango restaurant closes for good because of COVID-19 financial hardships

Another longtime Durango restaurant has been forced to permanently close as a result of financial struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Friday, restaurants face a second period...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico opens alternate care facility for COVID-19 patients

ALBUQUERQUE – With New Mexico hospitals facing a capacity crunch because of the coronavirus outbreak, the state on Friday opened an alternate care facility for COVID-19 patients in a renovated...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews stem advance of Colorado Springs grass fire

COLORADO SPRINGS – Fire crews have contained 50% of a grass fire that briefly threatened hundreds of homes in southwest Colorado Springs. Full containment was expected Friday. The fire erupted in...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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