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Colorado pauses to remember COVID victims

Cities, counties and organizations across Colorado turned their building lights red at 7 p.m. Friday to honor those who have fallen victim to the coronavirus. In Colorado, 878 people died from...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico, Farmington enforce fire restrictions

New Mexico and the city of Farmington have announced fire restrictions to protect communities, firefighters, first responders and natural resources. The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Air National Guard to fly over Southwest Colorado on Friday

Colorado Air National Guard jets will fly over Southwest Colorado Friday to boost morale and honor people working on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. The F-16 Fighting Falcon flyover...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

San Juan Basin, Mercy announce streamlined COVID-19 testing

San Juan Basin Public Health and Mercy Regional Medical Center announced a streamlined process for COVID-19 testing Wednesday. People with symptoms will no longer need to complete a screening over...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police looking for two suspects wanted for theft and fraud

The Durango Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and a woman suspected of committing theft and fraud in the past few weeks. According to a post on social media ,...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito restaurant closes for good amid coronavirus outbreak

A popular restaurant in Vallecito has announced it will shutter its doors for good, with its owner saying the economic hardships of the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent shutdown was too much to...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police arrest man after hourslong standoff in Durango

A 40-year-old man who barricaded himself in a room at the Brookside Motel when Durango police officers attempted to serve him with a warrant was arrested at 12:39 p.m. Tuesday after a SWAT team...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man wanted for shooting at officers is caught south of Cortez

A Utah man wanted for allegedly shooting at law enforcement last week and fleeing the scene was captured Sunday south of Cortez. The FBI said Cecil Vijil was spotted about 7 p.m. Sunday walking...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Transit implements ‘No Mask, No Ride’ policy

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, Durango Transit will require all passengers to wear a face covering starting Friday. The “No Mask, No Ride” policy follows guidance from San Juan Basin...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Q&A with Liane Jollon, director of San Juan Basin Public Health

The Durango Herald conducted a question-and-answer interview with Liane Jollon, executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health. The Q&A was held Tuesday morning shortly after the health...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. Department of Health to hold COVID-19 testing in Farmington

The New Mexico Department of Health will offer free COVID-19 drive-up testing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and Monday at McGee Park, 41 Road 5568, in Farmington. The health department is offering...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Southern Ute tribe to keep stay-at-home order in effect

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe in Southwest Colorado said it plans to leave its stay-at-home order in effect until further notice, despite Colorado easing its restrictions beginning Sunday. Tribal...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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