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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: 5 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Valley gears up for ‘Level Red’

Bayfield and Ignacio town governments are preparing to close their doors as coronavirus cases spike across the region. Coronavirus case numbers in the county have increased more in November than...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

SJBPH to host COVID-19 community testing event Friday in Bayfield

San Juan Basin Public Health and Upper Pine River Fire Protection District will provide free community drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Upper Pine River Fire Protection...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four new outbreaks reported in La Plata County restaurants, workplaces

Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, La Plata County has reported four new outbreaks in restaurants and workplaces. An outbreak, according to state guidelines, is two or more cases in a 14-day period....

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Armed robbery suspect hits another Durango gas station

Gas stations on north Main Avenue beware: An armed man has robbed two stations within a week, and his behavior appears to be growing more aggressive, according to the Durango Police Department....

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man suspected of felony menacing, hate crime

A La Plata County man has been arrested on suspicion of a bias-motivated crime, essentially a hate crime, and felony menacing after threatening a Mexican man with a knife and making derogatory...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

With COVID cases rising, Bayfield businesses wonder how best to spend relief funds

The town of Bayfield has distributed $58,300 in COVID-19 relief grants to local businesses, but with new public health restrictions in sight, grantees are still worried about what lies ahead. The...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ski areas in ‘Level Red’ counties can remain open under new coronavirus restrictions

DENVER – Ski areas in Colorado counties that are listed at Level Red, or “severe risk,” will be allowed to keep their lifts turning when new restrictions take effect Friday, according to state...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango school board keeps hands off controversial-topics policy

After reassurances from student representatives that they saw no problem with the ability to address controversial topics in class, the Durango school board decided this week not to revise the...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Durango police officer receives diversion agreement in domestic violence case

A former Durango Police Department officer accused of domestic violence signed a diversion agreement that calls for domestic violence treatment and an order to not contact the victim. Justin Moore...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver who struck two pedestrians on 32nd Street identified, charged

A 28-year-old Durango driver suspected of hitting two pedestrians crossing 32nd Street last week has been identified and charged. Durango Police Department Cmdr. Ray Shupe said the man, identified...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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