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Annual Thanksgiving dinner canceled, but other meals are being served

The annual Durango Community Thanksgiving has been canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but local organizations are filling in the gaps to ensure La Plata County families have...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Tuskegee Airman Frank Mason dies at 97

COLORADO SPRINGS – One of only two original, remaining Tuskegee Airmen in Colorado has died. Frank Macon died Sunday night at his home in Colorado Springs. He was 97. Air Force Col. Mark Dickerson,...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Residents to be notified by text message of possible COVID-19 exposures

In response to rising COVID-19 cases, San Juan Basin Public Health turned to a new text messaging notification system this week to let La Plata and Archuleta county residents know if they have been...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 8:46 a.m. A trash can was stolen in the east 600 block of Third Street. 12:17 p.m. A man was making threats at Town Plaza. 1:53 p.m. A man was arrested on suspicion of...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado governor: Defiant restaurants could lose licenses

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis warned Tuesday that some Colorado restaurant owners who defy or ignore strict state health orders to stem spread of the coronavirus could lose their licenses to operate....

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Canvassing board certifies Joe Biden’s win in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – The state canvassing board on Tuesday certified Joe Biden’s win in New Mexico, delivering the state’s five electoral votes to the Democrat. The approval came as the board was forced...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County adopts 2021 budget, with infrastructure spending

La Plata County commissioners approved the 2021 budget Tuesday that calls for several construction and development projects that aim to send an economic jolt during the COVID-19 pandemic. In all,...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement investigates shooting south of Durango

Law enforcement was investigating a reported shooting Tuesday afternoon near Weaselskin Bridge, south of Durango. The incident was reported about 12:35 p.m. near the parking lot at Weaselskin...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

More than 240k Navajos apply for tribal virus relief funding

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – About three-quarters of Navajos enrolled with the tribe have applied for financial assistance because of the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline to file an application is...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Will Colorado’s special legislative session save restaurants?

Beast and Bottle’s owners know they could never sell enough take-out chicken pot pies to reap the full benefit of a new sales tax relief proposal that Colorado lawmakers are serving up for next...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado panel OKs sweeping changes to oil, gas regulations

DENVER (AP) – After delays caused by the pandemic and a nearly full change in members, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has unanimously approved a broad swath of new rules seen as...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man sought in New Mexico homicide believed to be in Arizona

SANTA FE – Authorities say they believe a suspect in a New Mexico homicide has fled to Arizona. An arrest warrant accuses 60-year-old Leonard Francis Kieran of murder in the shooting death Saturday...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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