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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.


What is Durango government doing during stay-at-home lull?

What is the city of Durango doing during the coronavirus slowdown? Same thing as a lot of Americans: trying to limit expenses while catching up on chores. Road and pedestrian traffic have been...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Five new cases of COVID-19 in Archuleta County

Five additional residents of Archuleta County have tested positive for COVID-19, San Juan Basin Public Health says. The five new cases come in addition to one case previously reported. All six...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

StoneAge secures hard-to-get N95 masks

Working with a Chinese distributor, StoneAge Water Blast Tools and Equipment has secured 1,000 hard-to-get N95 masks and is working to bring in other personal protective equipment for medical...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How candidates for U.S. House differ on health care, saving the economy, public lands

The coronavirus outbreak has put an end to the in-person town halls that have become a staple of political campaigns – at least for now. Gov. Jared Polis has signed an executive order that gives...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Middle planning for new classrooms

Mountain Middle School, which has reached its maximum enrollment of 240 students for the past decade, has begun preliminary planning for a 7,000-square-foot classrooms addition. Head of School...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early release Mondays will end next year for Durango School District 9-R

Durango School District 9-R has revised its academic calendar for school year 2020-21 – moving to full teacher workdays one Monday each month in place of weekly early release Mondays....

DATE: April 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield, Ignacio prepare for elections with social distancing in mind

Ignacio and Bayfield plan drive-up voting procedures for municipal elections, which will be held Tuesday, but neither town knows what to expect from voter turnout because of the coronavirus...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for April 6-10

Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: www.bayfieldgov.org ...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eastern La Plata mobilizes neighbors to prepare for COVID-19 outbreak

Upper Pine Fire Protection District, its board and its neighboring communities are in the process of creating the first ever Eastern La Plata Incident Management Team to aid in the COVID-19...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 65

About 90 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about New Mexico’s stay-at-home order, with 92% of respondents correctly answering, “Non-essential...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio unsure what to expect from federal funds

U.S. Congress passed the $2 trillion CARES Act to ease the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic last week, but state and local governments are still trying to parse how to implement the $150...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees expands to nine seats

Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill adding two members to Fort Lewis College’s Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees will now have nine voting members and one faculty and student representative. The...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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