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Colorado’s virus-related jobless claims continue their surge

Colorado unemployment claims triggered by coronavirus-related job losses continue their surge, with last week’s initial claims about eight times the highest recorded during the Great Recession,...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are city slickers escaping to Vallecito? Lake community sets up neighborhood watch

The weekend before the statewide stay-at-home order, the roads around Vallecito Lake were filled with cars, some with out-of-state license plates. “When you have people from Vegas walking into the...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial seeking in-house COVID-19 testing

Southwest Memorial Hospital is seeking to buy its own coronavirus testing equipment, and the facility has room to double its number of beds to 60 if a surge of hospitalizations are needed, said...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Skier evacuated by helicopter after avalanche near Rico

Rescue crews responded Tuesday to a backcountry skier injured in an avalanche in Dolores County near Rico, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. The injured skier was caught in...

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

Against uncertain backdrop, tax overhaul backed by Polis limps ahead

After years of groundwork, 2020 was supposed to be the time for Colorado tax reform. Democratic Gov. Jared Polis kicked off his second year in office by doubling down on his pledge to eliminate...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fire crews respond to uncontrolled burns

Two controlled burns got out of control on Tuesday, but were extinguished by Cortez Fire Protection District crews. About 4 p.m., shifting winds that came suddenly out of the north caused a...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Dolores playground not deterred by virus

The anticipated construction of a playground at Joe Rowell Park is moving ahead, but with delays caused by the coronavirus breakout. The $280,000 playground project was recently awarded a $173,400...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Escape from coronavirus news in nature

Social distancing, self-quarantines, job layoffs and a worldwide pandemic. What to do? Escape outside for some space and fresh air. A Colorado stay-at-home order implies exercise should be done...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Chamber announces business and person of the year

The Dolores Chamber has announced The Outpost Motel as business of the year and Jerry Whited as citizen of the year for their outstanding efforts in 2019. Nominations were taken from the public and...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How many COVID-19 tests have been done in La Plata County? Local health officials don’t know

One question health officials in La Plata County keep hearing from the public is: How many tests for coronavirus have been conducted in the community? But arriving at the answer isn’t so simple. “I...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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