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Durango School District 9-R plans to reopen preschools Dec. 1

Preschool will return at Durango School District 9-R elementary schools Dec. 1. 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger said about 220 children are served by 9-R’s preschool program at the elementary...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

1,000 cases: What happened in La Plata County?

For months, La Plata County was able to keep the COVID-19 pandemic at bay. But now, in just a few short weeks, the community is fast approaching nearly 1,000 positive cases, a harrowing milestone...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio seeks input from businesses before enacting enforcement mechanism

For the second time, the Ignacio Board of Trustees postponed a vote this week on an ordinance meant to allow the town to revoke business licenses under certain circumstances. Town-issued licenses...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 enforcement: ‘It’s unsettled’ in Durango, statewide

Enforcement in the form of penalties for violators of COVID-19 restrictions “is not crystal clear,” said the leader of San Juan Basin Public Health. But Liane Jollon, SJBPH executive director, said...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Can the Constitution and COVID-19 restrictions coexist?

COVID-19 restrictions have lasted so long and have narrowed the right to gather to such an extent that some legal scholars say some measures taken to limit transmission of the virus are impinging...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 7:55 a.m. A vehicle was burglarized in the 2200 block of Main Avenue. 8:48 a.m. A man was trying to break into a building in the 300 block of South Camino del Rio. ...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango restaurant closes for good because of COVID-19 financial hardships

Another longtime Durango restaurant has been forced to permanently close as a result of financial struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Friday, restaurants face a second period...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s special legislative session on coronavirus relief set to begin Nov. 30

Gov. Jared Polis announced late Thursday that Colorado’s special legislative session aimed at providing people with economic relief from the state’s worsening coronavirus crisis will begin Nov. 30....

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield family faces tic syndrome, stigma head-on

Jodacie Bartley, 10, was fine when her mother, Veronica Dominguez, dropped her off at Bayfield Intermediate School in August. Five hours later, she was having seizure-like spasms, then muscle tics...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include opportunities to help the Durango community. Fill the Bucket Food Drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Albertsons, 311 West College Drive. Help the...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 97

About 130 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about a Durango company closing its office, with 95% of respondents correctly answering “Worldpay.”...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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