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La Plata County moves to require engine brake mufflers

La Plata County is making moves to require the use of engine brake mufflers for commercial vehicles. Jim Davis, the county’s Public Works director, said it is state law for commercial vehicles to...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Magpies Newsstand in Durango burglarized

Both cash and merchandise were stolen Saturday evening from Magpies Newsstand Cafe in Durango, with no signs of forced entry. The Durango Police Department has video footage of the suspect and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 outbreak confirmed at La Plata County nursing home

An outbreak of COVID-19 cases has been confirmed at a nursing home in La Plata County. San Juan Basin Public Health said one employee and two residents at Sunshine Gardens Country Home, east of...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango mobile home park residents face ownership change

River View mobile home park in north Durango is for sale – for the third time in almost six years – but this time, residents are looking into making an offer themselves. Residents in manufactured...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine River Fire vaccine clinic up and running

Upper Pine River Fire Protection District vaccinated about 120 people Saturday, its first day as a COVID-19 vaccination clinic. The district, which covers 256 square miles in eastern La Plata...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Teams organize to begin vaccinations in La Plata County

A group of 400 medical volunteers is organizing to begin vaccinating residents of La Plata County who are 70 and older, hoping to hold their first event possibly in the second half of the month....

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers will get access to vaccine ahead of others

Colorado lawmakers will have access to a COVID-19 vaccine for the 2021 lawmaking term that begins Wednesday, likely moving them ahead of hundreds of thousands of others in the state’s second...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Head-on crash reported on U.S. Highway 160 in west Durango

The Durango Police Department responded Monday afternoon to a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 160, near the turnoff for Colorado Highway 141 (Wildcat Canyon), in west Durango. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mutu’s Italian Kitchen closes after 15 years in business

A longtime Durango restaurant has closed shop after its owner decided to move to Virginia for a change in scenery. “It really hasn’t hit me yet,” said Rustin Newton, owner of Mutu’s Italian...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Sunday 7:58 p.m. A vehicle was reported stolen in the area of east 10th Street and Main Avenue. 3:01 p.m. A man was harassing someone in the east 600 block of Fourth Street. ...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Democrats to pursue mandatory waiting period for gun buyers

Democratic state lawmakers in Colorado are planning to introduce at least three pieces of gun-control legislation this year, including a measure that would require a waiting period – potentially of...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

San Juan Basin Public Health forms partnerships for COVID-19 tests, vaccinations

San Juan Basin Public Health is working with Animas Surgical Hospital and Pagosa Springs Medical Center to provide COVID-19 vaccines to residents and staff members of long-term care facilities....

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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