Herald Staff Report

San Juan Basin Public Health working with state to provide COVID-19 targeted testing

San Juan Basin Public Health is working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Rapid Response Team to provide targeted COVID-19 testing in La Plata and Archuleta counties....

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

USA Today: When you visit Colorado, make sure to catch Durango

Durangoans already knew it, but now the USA Today audience knows it, too: Durango is one of the top priority places to visit in Colorado. The internationally distributed news outlet highlighted...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

American Airlines to add daily, seasonal flight from Durango to Los Angeles

American Airlines will introduce a seasonal daily nonstop flight between Los Angeles International Airport and Durango-La Plata County Airport in June 2021. “American Airlines’ decision to expand...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man dies in single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 550

A 62-year-old Durango man died Saturday night in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango. Richard Hopkins was driving northbound at 8:58 p.m. when his 2001 Ford Escape crossed...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New electric vehicle charging station available in Bayfield

A new electric vehicle charging station is available free, 24/7, through Labor Day in the Bayfield Town Hall parking lot. The new Level 2 EV charging station is a partnership between the town of...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballantine Family Fund awards $332,590 in grants to Southwest Colorado nonprofits

In 2020, the trustees of the Ballantine Family Fund awarded $115,000 in Core Value grants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Southwest Colorado in addition to $217,590 awarded through its...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two suspects taken into custody at gunpoint in northeast Durango

Two suspects were taken into custody at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon after police spotted a stolen vehicle in northeast Durango. Durango Police Department Cmdr. Ray Shupe said officers had been...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Attorney’s Office releases details about shooting death south of Durango

Nearly two months after the shooting death of George Sands, the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Thursday released details about the incident and said no criminal charges will be filed against the...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County reports first ‘death among’ COVID-19 case

Archuleta County has reported the first instance of a person who had COVID-19 at the time of death, but it remains unknown whether the person died directly because of the virus. San Juan Basin...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health emphasizes limited availability of COVID-19 vaccine

The supply of COVID-19 vaccine is currently limited, with the state of Colorado receiving about 70,000 doses of vaccine each week for a population of 5.8 million residents. Distribution issues...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smoke from controlled burn will be visible north of Durango

The Durango Fire Protection District will assist a private landowner with a controlled burn Monday on the south end of Missionary Ridge as part of a wildfire mitigation effort. The burn, scheduled...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most Durango, La Plata County offices closed to public Wednesday

Most city of Durango facilities will be closed to the public Wednesday in response to concerns about potential violence surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. City Hall, River...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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