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StoneAge secures hard-to-get N95 masks

Working with a Chinese distributor, StoneAge Water Blast Tools and Equipment has secured 1,000 hard-to-get N95 masks and is working to bring in other personal protective equipment for medical...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 45 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

After stumbling, ABC Denver airs on DirecTV in La Plata County

After a frustrating weekend for many DirecTV subscribers in La Plata County, KMGH, the ABC affiliate based in Denver, appears to be activated for county subscribers on the satellite system’s...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango businesses report losing at least 70% of sales

More than half of Durango and La Plata County businesses responding to a survey about the COVID-19 pandemic say they have lost 70% of their business or closed their doors. Two hundred and...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm expected to bring light rain, snow to Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado could see rain Sunday and a light rain-snow mix overnight that is not expected to leave much on the ground. However, 1 to 3 inches could be added to the snowpack in the San Juan...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Podiatrist finds natural healing power

Kelly Winlock, a below-the-knee amputee, spent years trying and failing treatments to heal leg wounds, but only in the past six months has he discovered a cure with a product that uses a membrane...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

DirecTV adds Denver’s ABC affiliate to La Plata County subscribers

Denver affiliates for ABC (KMGH) and FOX (KDVR) are available in La Plata County to subscribers of DISH Network, but some viewers are having trouble finding them: ABC is on Channel 10 and FOX is on...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hindsight helps in making real estate forecasts: Coronavirus to play greater role than thought

Hindsight is always 20-20, and that’s even more true when you’re making annual forecasts. The COVID-19 pandemic had just become an issue internationally when John Wells, broker-owner of the Wells...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango train to remain closed ‘until further notice’

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad announced Monday it will remain closed “until further notice,” another hit to Southwest Colorado’s tourist-driven economy amid the coronavirus...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County (Colorado) limits backcountry recreation to locals

San Juan County (Colorado) Sheriff Bruce Conrad has issued a “locals only” policy prohibiting backcountry recreation, including skiing and snowmobiling, on all lands within the county to minimize...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two storms expected this week in Southwest Colorado

Two storms are expected to bring rain and snow to Southwest Colorado in the upcoming week with the first, weaker storm expected to move in Monday afternoon and a stronger storm expected Thursday....

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coalition forms to help restaurant workers prepare meals for those in need

Difficult times seem to bring out the best in people, and that’s proving true as Durango handles social and economic sacrifices to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The Good Food Collective , the...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Restaurant workers cope with sudden loss of income

Michelle Hill and her husband, Kelly, had just submitted their paperwork seeking to qualify for their first house, when COVID-19 restrictions were put in place. Now, the Hills’ plans for a home of...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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