Archuleta County resident seriously injured in explosion near Allison

Medics responded Friday to a water heater explosion about 3 miles north of Allison near the La Plata-Archuleta line. The blast near Archuleta County Road 988 reportedly injured one person, causing...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County reports its first COVID-19 outbreak

Archuleta County reported its first COVID-19 outbreak at a hunting outfitter company called HG Guide Services. Claire Macpherson with San Juan Basin Public Health said three confirmed cases and one...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County cools talk of leaving San Juan Basin Public Health

Archuleta County commissioners tamped down rhetoric Tuesday about leaving San Juan Basin Public Health, but said the county will continue to form a task force to look into whether it should start...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Counties to discuss future of San Juan Basin Public Health

A joint meeting to discuss the future of San Juan Basin Public Health has been scheduled for Tuesday, at which time two county governments – Archuleta and La Plata – will meet with the health...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, Archuleta County receive $2.3 million in federal grants for transportation

The Federal Transit Administration will award Archuleta County more than $1.8 million and Durango Transit $479,444 to create a new bus facility and replace aging infrastructure, according to grant...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health at risk of disbanding; director eyes job in Oregon

Archuleta County is looking to pull out of San Juan Basin Public Health, putting the region’s top health department at risk of disbanding and its executive director searching for a new job in...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic landscape in Southwest Colorado now permanently protected

For 30 years, Tom Macy has been working to preserve a 65,000-acre swath of land in the Navajo River Watershed of Southwest Colorado. As the Western representative for The Conservation Fund, an...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Emergency Relief Fund reaches $500,000 awarded grants

The Community Emergency Relief Fund distributed $175,000 to 49 nonprofit organizations in Southwest Colorado to aid in coronavirus pandemic relief efforts during a mid-July funding round. Since the...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health reports six new COVID-19 cases from people visiting Southwest Colorado

San Juan Basin Public Health reported six positive COVID-19 cases among people who were tested locally, but who do not live in La Plata or Archuleta counties. SJBPH reported 96 total cases in the...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pandemic pushed hundreds of hospitality workers into unemployment

Dave Woodruff says laying off his employees was one of the hardest things he’s ever done. The general manager of El Moro Bar & Tavern, Woodruff is also serving as a leader in recovery efforts for...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Lawyer finds his niche as government watchdog

Matt Roane, an attorney in Archuleta County, knows he is not universally loved, but he hopes his work fighting open records issues will spur a movement of government watchdogs. Roane has found a...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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