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Three Springs MRI to provide higher quality scans with new technology

New technology at Three Springs MRI will allow the office on the Mercy Regional Medical Center campus to provide more detailed images of injuries, bones and organs for the thousands of patients who...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Impossible Whopper: There’s no mystery to this ‘meat’

The Impossible Whopper, a plant-based patty promising all the flavor of ground beef without the environmental impacts associated with cattle production, was rolled out this week at every Burger...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters will be asked to create property tax for libraries

Voters in southwest La Plata County will be asked in November to save the libraries in the Sunnyside and Fort Lewis Mesa elementary schools by implementing a new property tax. Petitioners submitted...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Garden Project starts weekly fresh produce distribution

Durango resident Jim Eaton lost 140 pounds in 10 months. His secret: backstroke swimming and eating vegetables from the free Manna Market produce stand at Durango’s soup kitchen. Three food-centric...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District security prepares for worst-case scenario

Law enforcement officers pressed plastic guns to the backs of Durango School District 9-R security specialists in a school gym Wednesday, giving them a chance to practice taking weapons from an...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango skaters say upgrades a good tweak, but not quite rad

Shaded seating to make the Durango Skate Park on Roosa Avenue a more welcoming and safer place is nearing completion, about two years behind schedule. The $151,000 gathering area on the north end...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

No know-how? No problem at Powerhouse’s new Tinker Lab

Cecil Powell, 4, giggled with glee this week as he put pieces of felt into a wind tube at the new Tinker Lab at the Powerhouse Science Center and watched them float to the ceiling. The Tinker Lab...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Suicide survivor will help others learn to tell their story

Sharing the story of surviving a suicide attempt or losing a loved one to suicide can help bring others hope and healing. “It doesn’t have to be this scary, unspoken taboo,” said Emma Harmon, a...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Hemp entrepreneurs face banking challenges

Opening a checking account or getting a loan can be tough for hemp businesses in Southwest Colorado and across the nation because federal regulations haven’t caught up to the industry. The 2018...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Delta-Montrose Electric prohibited from helping LPEA exit Tri-State

Delta-Montrose Electric Association successfully negotiated an exit from Southwest Colorado’s wholesale electricity supplier this month, but it won’t be able to help other co-ops, such as La Plata...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New federal funding lowers health insurance premiums on state exchange

Federal funding was approved Wednesday that will help Southwest Colorado residents save an average of 30% on insurance premiums purchased through the state health care exchange. “People that pay...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoon arrives, bringing risk of flooding

Grab an umbrella and raincoat: The monsoon has arrived. And with the seasonal storms, an increased chance of flooding below the 416 Fire burn scar. While new vegetation has greened up parts of the...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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