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As demand for telehealth skyrockets, Congress considers permanent changes

The pandemic has forced many businesses to get creative in providing services, and that includes the medical field. But after telehealth visits by Medicare recipients increased more than 11,000%,...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council plans to weigh in on ‘Chief’ sign

Durango City Council plans to take a stand on the controversial “Chief” sign, but first councilors want to hear from those most affected. The sign, across from Toh-Atin Gallery, has drawn...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

$5,000 statue stolen from crepe stand in downtown Durango

A statue valued at about $5,000 was stolen from outside Michel’s Corner Crepes in downtown Durango, the shop’s owner said. Michel Poumay, owner of the crepe shop on the corner of College Drive and...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 5:20 a.m. A man was unconscious and bleeding profusely in the 800 block of Camino del Rio. 9:53 a.m. A woman reported blood on her car in the 3200 block of East Second...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Autopsy on man who drowned in Animas River is inconclusive

An autopsy to help understand why a 31-year-old man drowned in the Animas River earlier this week came up empty, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Michael Flanagan of La Plata County was...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire north of Durango now 95% contained

Firefighters were able to quickly contain nearly all of a small fire that broke out Thursday north of Durango. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Esther Godson said Friday that the 505 Fire was kept...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County reports growth in asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

As the daily number of new COVID-19 cases in the United States approached a new high Wednesday, the total number of cases in La Plata and Archuleta counties remained low, despite increased testing...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include the Veterans Float and Picnic and Allen Theatres Drive-In. VFW, Mountain Waters Rafting, American Legion and Durango Elks Lodge will host the third annual Veterans...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vehicle allows faster rescue in backcountry north of Durango

Search and rescue crews in Southwest Colorado have a new toy to aid missions deep in the backcountry, and this one is tailored to ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks. As...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning Commission allows hot springs to stay open until 10 p.m.

Durango Hot Springs will be allowed to remain open until 10 p.m. after the La Plata County Planning Commission modified a condition of approval that would have required the new owner of the...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Foundation to host Secret Garden fundraiser, COVID-style

It is a summer full of would’ves, but that’s not stopping the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado from raising money for local nonprofits. It would have been the foundation’s sixth...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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