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2 Southern Ute employees test positive for COVID-19

Two employees of the Southern Ute Indian Tribal government have tested positive for COVID-19, and are in self-quarantine. A news release issued Sunday by the tribe said all appropriate steps are...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm expected to bring light rain, snow to Southwest Colorado

Durango could see rain Sunday and a light rain-snow mix overnight that is not expected to leave much on the ground. However, 1 to 3 inches could be added to the snowpack in the San Juan Mountains...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Peach Street Distillers, Three Rivers Brewery brew up hand sanitizer

With shortages of disinfectants throughout the region, breweries and distilleries are converting their operations to kick out a new product: sanitizer. Ska Brewing Co.’s sister company, Peach...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local efforts underway to help Durango-area businesses and out-of-work employees

Economic development organizations are working together to fund, advocate for, inform and connect businesses affected by COVID-19 restrictions. The organizations are reacting to the pandemic that...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

International ‘Clap Because We Care’ coming to Durango

Durango is joining in on a national effort to say thank you to health professionals, grocery store and restaurant workers and others – through online and in-person applause. People in New York...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 39 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Teens crash into Greenmount Cemetery, flee from Durango Police

Three teenagers in a dark gray Jeep Cherokee fled from Durango Police around 1:20 a.m. Saturday, traveling at high speeds around West Second Avenue and West 25th Street before crashing into a...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

First positive case of COVID-19 in Montezuma County

The Montezuma County Public Health Department and Southwest Health System announced Saturday the county’s first positive case of COVID-19. According to Southwest Health System, officials were first...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 35 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango parking fees remain in effect

Durango residents should not expect to see free downtown parking during the COVID-19 outbreak – but staff members are open to having the conversation, said Kevin Hall, assistant city manager. The...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

La Plata County reaches 18 COVID-19 cases, officials urge residents to stay at home

San Juan Basin Public Health reported 18 positive COVID-19 cases Friday afternoon and one in Archuleta County. La Plata County and Durango officials told residents to act as though they have...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos postpones May vote to increase mill levy

The Los Pinos Fire Protection District board of directors unanimously voted Thursday to postpone the district’s tax increase effort because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The fire district board decided...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical blood shortage arises amid COVID-19 concerns

FARMINGTON – As the coronavirus spreads and people follow social-distancing protocols from public health experts, an unexpected side effect is a decrease in blood donations across the country,...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Order to shelter in place makes ‘ghost town’ of Telluride

TELLURIDE – A late-winter squall dumps a foot of fresh powder on the Telluride ski area just in time for spring break tourists. Ski and snowboard gear and clothing adorn shop windows. Bicycles are...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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