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Greater Dolores Action cancels Dolores River Festival

Greater Dolores Action has announced that the 17th annual Dolores River Festival on June 6 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event usually draws about 1,500 people to hear...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) announces $50,500 in financial support to nonprofits serving vulnerable populations

The Journal CERF has announced $50,500 in grants to nonprofits on the frontlines serving the most vulnerable populations. CERF’s goal is to manage the consequences of the virus and measures taken...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center campus closes

The Journal With the safety of its staff, program participants and community in mind, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center has closed its campus until further notice because of the coronavirus...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

El Pomar approves $90,000 to nonprofits in SW Colorado

The Journal El Pomar Trustees approved $90,000 allocated among 11 nonprofit organizations in the southwest region in February and March. Through the foundation’s grant-making processes, these local...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT suspends Bustang and Outrider service

The Colorado Department of Transportation has suspended its Bustang and Outrider bus service between cities throughout the state, effective March 29. The suspension is meant to reduce intercity...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Virtual Pro Se Clinic to offer services remotely

The Journal Despite the COVID-19 closures of libraries across Colorado, the Virtual Pro Se Clinic clinics will be held as scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. April 14 via phone. Volunteer attorneys already...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Atmos Energy donates $1.5 million to feed students, families amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Journal The Atmos Energy/Robert W. Best Charitable Giving Fund on Tuesday announced a $1.5 million donation to quickly stock the shelves at local food banks around the country, where students...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Region 9 economic district approved for emergency funding project

To assist businesses that had to close or limit services, Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado was approved for an emergency Enterprise Zone Project. Any donation of $100...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Chamber announces business and person of the year

The Dolores Chamber has announced The Outpost Motel as business of the year and Jerry Whited as citizen of the year for their outstanding efforts in 2019. Nominations were taken from the public and...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Atmos Energy urges homeowners and contractors to dig safely

The Journal Atmos Energy requests that homeowners and contractors delay nonessential digging in an effort to avoid damaging an underground natural gas pipeline. “Even a minor damage can cause a...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

USDA Service Centers open for business by phone appointment only

The Journal The U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center in Durango will continue to conduct business, but by phone only. Field work will continue with appropriate social distancing as...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Public Library offers updates and resources

The Journal Based on guidance from state and local health authorities and in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 the Cortez Public Library is closed until further notice. The library will...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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