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: 4 days 7 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 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Cortez finance director faces embezzlement charge

Felony charges have been filed against the former Cortez finance director in the city’s embezzlement case. Katheryn Moss, 70, faces one charge of theft and one charge of embezzlement of public...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Is lightning playing a bigger role in Southwest Colorado wildfires?

Across Southwest Colorado, lightning strikes have sparked several fires this year, a worrying trend as drought conditions take a hold on the region and passing storms drop only superficial amounts...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s former finance director turns herself in for embezzling about $700,000

Durango’s former finance director, who is suspected of stealing more than $700,000 from the city of Durango, turned herself into authorities Wednesday, but quickly bonded out of custody. Julie...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire on Highway 145 causes damage north of Cortez

A property fire on Colorado Highway 145 near County Road N caused damage and sent one man to the hospital, said Cortez Fire Protection District Chief Jay Balfour. The fire badly damaged two sheds,...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman arrested in connection with burglary, officer-involved shooting

A 23-year-old Durango woman wanted in connection with a burglary that ended with an officer-involved shooting and a man’s death last week has been arrested after a foot pursuit with police. Durango...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aurora’s McClain review to focus on training, policies

AURORA – The local investigation related to the death of a 23-year-old Black man who died after police stopped him on the street in suburban Denver will focus on first-responder training and...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As coronavirus resurges, Durango tourism officials pull back outreach – and expectations

It’s uncertain how the global coronavirus pandemic will disrupt life in the foreseeable future, but after four months, it’s at least possible to quantify how dire the situation has become. “(The...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield author draws ‘eerie’ similarities between 1918 and 2020

Curt Brown, author of “Minnesota 1918: When Flu, Fire and War Ravaged the State,” has spent most of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic with his family in his home near the Pine River in Bayfield. When...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Art meets COVID prevention at Alpacka Raft

Alpacka Raft is joining in the fight against coronavirus — crafting style. The Mancos-based packraft company has been crafting its own variety of masks, brightly patterned and featuring air pockets...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sweeps of homeless camps run counter to COVID health recommendations

DENVER – Melody Lewis lives like a nomad in the heart of downtown. Poking her head out of her green tent on a recent June day, the 57-year-old pointed a few blocks away to the place where city...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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