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2 Southern Ute employees test positive for COVID-19

Two employees of the Southern Ute Indian Tribal government have tested positive for COVID-19, and are in self-quarantine. A news release issued Sunday by the tribe said all appropriate steps are...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Peach Street Distillers, Three Rivers Brewery brew up hand sanitizer

With shortages of disinfectants throughout the region, breweries and distilleries are converting their operations to kick out a new product: sanitizer. Ska Brewing Co.’s sister company, Peach...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Remote learning begins in Montezuma County

Social-distancing efforts have changed nearly every facet of our lives in recent weeks, from grocery shopping to employment. And with Colorado school closures expected to stretch into the summer,...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

La Plata County reaches 18 COVID-19 cases, officials urge residents to stay at home

San Juan Basin Public Health reported 18 positive COVID-19 cases Friday afternoon and one in Archuleta County. La Plata County and Durango officials told residents to act as though they have...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

First positive case of COVID-19 in Montezuma County

The Montezuma County Public Health Department and Southwest Health System on Saturday announced the county’s first positive case of COVID-19. According to Southwest Health System, officials were...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington man gets 7 years in prison for crash that injured Cortez man

A Farmington man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 160/491 that seriously injured a Cortez man. Thaddeus M. Ponder pleaded guilty to felony...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Main Street Cortez’s Restaurant Row takes a hit during pandemic

Since Colorado Gov. Jared Polis closed restaurants to in-person dining to slow the spread of the coronavirus, business in Cortez and Montezuma County has plunged by more than 70% at some...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A note of thanks from the Wilsons

We would like to thank all the friends and family who sent cards for the card shower hosted by our children to help us celebrate our 45th anniversary March 8! The wishes and love we received from...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A lesson from the Spanish influenza outbreak a century ago

Questioning the importance and effectiveness of social distancing? Look no further than the Spanish influenza outbreak of 1918 for a moment in Southwest Colorado’s past that should inform the...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where candidates for U.S. Senate stand on health care, the economy and public lands

The spread of the coronavirus and the government’s response has disrupted nearly every facet of life in Colorado. And how we practice politics, including gathering for county assemblies or party...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango completes work above Whitewater Park

The city of Durango has completed work on the Whitewater Park intended to fix dangerous human-made rapids, and now it’s time to see what high water brings during spring runoff. “That’s kind of the...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Southwest Colorado, with 13 in La Plata County

La Plata County’s number of positive coronavirus cases continues to rise. On Friday, San Juan Basin Public Health reported La Plata County’s confirmed cases jumped from four to 13. In Archuleta...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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