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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.

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Durango man’s trip from Ecuador highlights slow COVID-19 response in U.S.

Durango resident Ray Pierotti appreciates much about America: its people, its safety, its freedoms. But a recent trip to Ecuador gave him a different perspective on American society. The Ecuadorian...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 7:51 a.m. The theft of a mountain bike was reported in the 2100 block of West Third Avenue. 10:18 a.m. A man was looking into a woman’s window in the 3100 block of East...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County behind state, nation in census response

Wednesday was Census Day – a reference date, not a deadline – and La Plata County is slowly making progress on the 2020 census count, despite nationwide coronavirus-related delays. The U.S. Census...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Emergency Relief Fund announces $50,500 in aid

The Community Emergency Relief Fund has awarded $50,500 in grants to nonprofits working with people who have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic in Southwest Colorado. “The COVID-19 coronavirus is...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Humane Society lays off staff, braces for revenue decline

The La Plata County Humane Society is in need of help after having to lay off nearly half of its staff because of the coronavirus outbreak, with significant revenue losses expected in coming weeks....

DATE: April 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County reports first death from COVID-19

The Montezuma County Public Health Department announced Thursday morning that the county has confirmed two new positive cases of COVID-19, one of which has resulted in a death. The two new cases...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Are city slickers escaping to Vallecito? Lake community sets up neighborhood watch

The weekend before the statewide stay-at-home order, the roads around Vallecito Lake were filled with cars, some with out-of-state license plates. “When you have people from Vegas walking into the...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic postponed because of coronavirus

Memorial Day weekend in Durango is synonymous with the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. It’s the symbolic start of summer tourism season, as thousands of cyclists line up in a 47-mile road race from...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA relaxes pollution reporting requirements during COVID-19 response

The Environmental Protection Agency notified chemical plants, power companies and other facilities last week that they do not have to meet the legal requirements for reporting air and water...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Town of Bayfield names one finalist for manager job

Bayfield this week announced one finalist for the permanent town manager position, Katie Sickles, the town’s current interim manager. The town received 26 applications for the position, although...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 5:35 a.m. Someone reported a vehicle had been stalking them each night in the 2900 block of Cedar Avenue. 10:16 a.m. A man pulled a gun on someone in the 1100 block of...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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