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32 deaths at Colorado nursing homes, senior centers linked to coronavirus

The deaths of at least 32 residents of nursing homes and senior living centers in Colorado have been linked to the new coronavirus, including six fatalities at one Greeley facility and four at one...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

SATURDAY UPDATE: Two new positive COVID-19 cases in Montezuma County

The Montezuma County Public Health Department announced Saturday afternoon that two new positive COVID-19 cases have been identified in Montezuma County, for a total of eight confirmed positive...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 hour 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Polis asks all Coloradans to wear cloth-based masks

CENTENNIAL – Gov. Jared Polis on Friday asked all Coloradans to begin wearing masks when they leave home to prevent further spread of the new coronavirus as the number of people killed by the...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 hour 48 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio unsure what to expect from federal funds

U.S. Congress passed the $2 trillion CARES Act to ease the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic last week, but state and local governments are still trying to parse how to implement the $150...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango MakerLab brings protective gear to health care workers

Amid nationwide shortages of protective gear for nurses and doctors on the front line of the coronavirus, a homegrown effort in La Plata County has stepped up to bring supplies to health care...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 hours 25 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How did virus originate? Explain symptoms? Your COVID-19 questions answered

We know you have a lot of questions about the novel coronavirus, so here’s another round of Q&A. This week, readers asked how the virus originated, what is meant by “mild” and “moderate” symptoms...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Osprey Packs switches to making protective masks

Pack repair is not an essential business under Colorado public health orders limiting commerce to slow down the coronavirus pandemic. So Osprey Packs, in Cortez, got permission to adjust its repair...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Is take-out food safe? Who does stay-at-home apply to? Your COVID-19 questions answered

We know you have a lot of questions about the novel coronavirus, so here’s another round of Q&A. This week, readers asked about the statewide stay-at-home order that took effect at 6 a.m. Thursday...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA relaxes pollution reporting requirements during COVID-19 response

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency notified chemical plants, power companies and other facilities last week that they do not have to meet the legal requirements for reporting air and...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos seed drive echoes WWII Victory Gardens

Self-sufficiency and sustainability are rules to live by, but in times of crisis and strained resources, they grow imperative. And to encourage budding gardeners to take root around Mancos, some...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Opening date for McPhee boat ramp delayed

The McPhee Reservoir boating season has been delayed to minimize the impact and spread of the novel coronavirus. The McPhee boat ramp’s opening date has been pushed to May 1, according to the San...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado attorney general endorses James Iacino for Tipton’s seat

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced his endorsement this week of James Iacino in the Democratic primary for the 3rd Congressional District. A former deputy attorney general under...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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