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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

Update: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge ends train runs

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad stopped its train runs Tuesday, effective through April 1. The railroad first decided Monday to cancel its runs to Cascade, but in cooperation with...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manna soup kitchen closes dining room, will serve box meals

Manna soup kitchen has closed its dining room and instead will issue sack lunches and to-go hot meals from 9 to 11 a.m. at the back entrance to the kitchen, located at 1100 Avenida del Sol. Manna ...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango inventor builds a better dispenser

If persistence pays off, William Holden should soon be in inventor and entrepreneurial heaven. By April, he plans to be selling 500 units of his paper towel and toilet paper dispensers, trademarked...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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