Cortez

Durango doctor shares experience fighting COVID-19 in Farmington

FARMINGTON – When cases of COVID-19 began to rise in the region, Jenny Hargrove and her family discussed whether she should move out of their Durango home. Hargrove, an emergency medicine physician...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local woodworker donates COVID-19 signs to Navajo Nation

Stepping up to help in a time of crisis was something woodworker Nicholas Beneli was thinking about when he saw the coronavirus hit the Navajo Nation so hard. Beneli, who is Navajo, owns Summit...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado changes data amid complaints that it inflated COVID-19 deaths

Until Friday, nearly a quarter of the people reported as coronavirus deaths in state statistics didn’t have the virus listed on their death certificates the state Health Department said Friday,...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dangerously dry early summer looks likely for SW Colorado

Portions of northeastern La Plata County have been placed in extreme drought and the remainder of the county, along with Montezuma County, is listed in severe drought, with the National Weather...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Without schools, how are students accessing counseling?

As public schools and colleges move to remote learning to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus, students and counselors are faced with a new challenge: How do students access school-based...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfires contained, winds pick up

Wildfire risk is growing as a dry trend continues in Southwest Colorado. A red flag warning is in effect for Cortez from 11 a.m. Monday to midnight, and from 11 a.m. Tuesday to midnight, according...

DATE: May 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Marchless march’ protests state restrictions in Cortez

Dozens of cars and motorcycles processed down Main Street in Cortez Saturday morning for a “marchless march” to protest the state’s restrictions preventing businesses from reopening. Downtown...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunset at Totten Lake

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

National Guard assists with pandemic response in Montezuma County

A rented minivan pulls up to rural home in Montezuma County, and two Colorado National Guardsmen in camouflaged fatigues, sunglasses and combat boots step out wearing masks. But it is not a...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flyover speeds by Southwest Memorial in Cortez

Locals spread in front of Southwest Memorial Hospital Friday morning with eyes to the skies as two Colorado Air National Guard jets sped by on a flyover over Southwest Colorado. Cortez was one stop...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez announces layoffs, limited recreational opportunities

Cortez residents will still be able to recreate this summer, although it will look different. On May 12, the City Council approved a series of recreation-related items, including the closure of the...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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