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Social workers in training get hands-on experience in Four Corners

Social work students must learn a variety of disciplines – public health, psychology and law, to name a few – but learning empathy and how to respect cultures may be one of the most important...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

In fight against opioid abuse, doctors in Southwest Colorado reduce prescriptions

Preventing opioid addiction can start in a doctor’s office, which is why hospitals and clinics across the region are cutting back on prescribing opioids such as codeine and oxycodone. More than...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of slashing another man’s face pleads not guilty

A Durango man suspected of slashing another man’s face pleaded not guilty Friday in 6th Judicial District Court. Sean Christopher Giovanni is suspected of using a razor blade, possibly a box...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Statewide plan sets five-year goal to end hunger

A plan to end hunger across the state in five years aims to connect those struggling to buy food with federal assistance programs. Hunger is a widespread problem with nearly one in 10 people in...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health insurance for low-income children, pregnant women secured

Health care insurance for low-income children and pregnant women across Colorado will stay in place for years to come after a vote by U.S. Congress this week. Uncertainty had swirled for months...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

10-year-old boy killed in crash involving school bus near Durango

A 10-year-old boy was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday south of Durango that involved four vehicles, including a Durango School District 9-R bus, said Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fewer residents benefit from mortgage assistance in SW Colorado

Mortgage assistance through the HomesFund is designed to help working families buy homes, but as housing prices rise, it is tougher for the nonprofit to aid residents. The number of households the...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enrollment in Colorado health exchange increased this year

Enrollment in the state health exchange is strong regionally and statewide, despite federal efforts in 2017 to roll back the Affordable Care Act, including the recent elimination of a tax penalty...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flu hospitalizations are high across Colorado

If you were sick over the holidays, you were not alone. Flu season is hitting hard in Colorado. Three to four times more people have been hospitalized than usual and the trend isn’t slowing down,...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Durango man to compete in Mongolian motorcycle challenge

Durangoan Tom Thompson, a longtime amateur motorcycle competitor, will represent the U.S. at an international challenge held by BMW in Mongolia this summer. Thompson, 55, will compete in the BMW...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Former state Sen. Ellen Roberts tapped for Fort Lewis College board

Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed former state Sen. Ellen Roberts to the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees. “As a community member, I’ve always valued what Fort Lewis gives to our community...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council commits to opening Lake Nighthorse on April 1

Durango City Council unanimously committed to opening Lake Nighthorse on April 1 and forming an advisory group to help guide the management of the area. “I for one really want to hear what a...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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