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Mesa Verde National Park to reopen Sunday

Mesa Verde National Park will partially reopen Sunday after being closed for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The cornerstone of the local tourism economy will increase visitor...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado issues draft guidelines for reopening restaurants

Colorado released draft guidelines Tuesday for restaurants that want to reopen to in-person dining as soon as the coming weeks, revealing major changes the coronavirus has made to the way people...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis faces two lawsuits over allowing ballot signatures through email, mail

Two groups — including one hoping to ask voters in November to ban abortions in Colorado after 22 weeks of gestation — have filed separate lawsuits challenging Gov. Jared Polis’ executive order...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers won’t be required to wear masks at Capitol when legislative session resumes

Colorado lawmakers and the public will not be required to wear masks or adhere to standard coronavirus protocols at the Capitol when the legislative session resumes next week. Democratic and...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County drops health emergency status

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners has rescinded its declaration of a local health emergency issued March 18 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. On May 14, commissioners...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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