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Outbreak on edge of Navajo Nation overwhelms rural hospital

GALLUP, N.M. — On the eve of New Mexico’s shutdown of bars and restaurants to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the city of Gallup came alive for one last night of revelry. Before the night was...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local woodworker donates COVID-19 signs to Navajo Nation

Stepping up to help in a time of crisis was something woodworker Nicholas Beneli was thinking about when he saw the coronavirus hit the Navajo Nation so hard. Beneli, who is Navajo, owns Summit...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado changes data amid complaints that it inflated COVID-19 deaths

Until Friday, nearly a quarter of the people reported as coronavirus deaths in state statistics didn’t have the virus listed on their death certificates the state Health Department said Friday,...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Polis expects many Colorado schools open this fall

DENVER – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says he expects to see many K-12 public schools open this fall in his state and elsewhere despite the coronavirus threat, though “it’s not going to look like any...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis to allow signature gathering by mail and email for ballot initiatives

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday signed an executive order that will allow signatures for ballot initiatives to be gathered by email and mail to ensure Coloradans’ democratic rights don’t become another...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis says Colorado has capacity to test anyone with COVID-19 symptoms

WHEAT RIDGE – Gov. Jared Polis on Monday said Colorado now has the ability to test anyone in the state who has coronavirus symptoms – for free – and encouraged people to seek out screening. “You...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fate of Durango J.C. Penney to be announced in coming weeks

J.C. Penney, which announced late last week it will close some stores under Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, will name stores to be closed and specific details about their closing “in the...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Dangerously dry early summer looks likely for SW Colorado

Portions of northeastern La Plata County have been placed in extreme drought and the remainder of the county, along with Montezuma County, is listed in severe drought, with the National Weather...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Without schools, how are students accessing counseling?

As public schools and colleges move to remote learning to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus, students and counselors are faced with a new challenge: How do students access school-based...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton merchants face another tough year

SILVERTON – After fires in 2018 and near-record snowfall and avalanches in 2019, merchants in Silverton thought they had seen everything nature could throw at them. Few suspected one of nature’s...

DATE: May 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poll: Most in U.S. back curbing in-person worship amid virus

WASHINGTON – Most Americans think in-person religious services should be barred or allowed only with limits during the coronavirus pandemic – and only about a third say that prohibiting in-person...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

‘Marchless march’ protests state restrictions in Cortez

Dozens of cars and motorcycles processed down Main Street in Cortez Saturday morning for a “marchless march” to protest the state’s restrictions preventing businesses from reopening. Downtown...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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