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More than 300 people tested for COVID-19 at La Plata County Fairgrounds

Trisha Rickey was worried she might have been exposed to COVID-19 when her son came down with a severe sore throat, a high fever and a cough in March. Anne DiZenzo was simply curious and thinks the...

DATE: May 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning issued for Southwest Colorado

Another red flag warning of dangerous fire-prone conditions has been issued for Southwest Colorado, at least the third alert of dangerously dry weather in the region in the last week. The red flag...

DATE: May 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tailwind aiding hospitals across the country

Tailwind Nutrition discovered its endurance-boosting powders meant for athletes and outdoor recreationists have become popular at hospitals across the country as doctors and nurses work longer...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement favors education over citation in enforcing Safer La Plata

Education is the focus of current enforcement efforts of San Juan Basin Public Health’s Safer La Plata order that delays most nonessential business openings in La Plata County until May 8. “The...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County drops prospect of moratorium on new development

La Plata County has dropped a proposed moratorium on all new development applications after public backlash branded it detrimental to the economy, especially during the coronavirus outbreak. In a...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dog groomers, barbers, hairstylists all lumped together in COVID-19 rules

Some dog groomers are scratching their noggins wondering how they got lumped in with salons, barbershops and tattoo parlors in business restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. “I have...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Main Avenue shops take baby steps to reopen

A few Durango merchants took their first tentative steps toward reopening Monday – offering curbside sales and deliveries – but business appeared to resemble bears coming out of hibernation more...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hazardous fire conditions likely to persist across Southwest Colorado

Weather conditions creating hazardous fire conditions have settled above Southwest Colorado and are expected to persist into next week. Another red flag warning was issued for Southwest Colorado...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

At Fort Lewis College, mock trials and studies of sedimentary rock seem to translate online

Kim Hannula is among 300 geoscience professors scrambling to convert field classes in which students scurry up and down rock formations to something that works online. Brian Burke had a week to...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College hopes to hold on-campus classes in fall, but backup plans underway

Fort Lewis College plans to be open for business in the fall with the preferred option of holding on-campus, in-person classes, but planning for a variety of possibilities is underway as...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-R adopts temporary grading policy to address COVID-19

In recognition that learning has been hindered by COVID-19 restrictions, Durango School District 9-R has adopted a temporary grading policy for middle and high school students that won’t affect...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning issued for Southwest Colorado

Expected wind gusts and humidity below 10% has led the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning about critical fire conditions in Southwest Colorado from Tuesday afternoon to Tuesday...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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