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Colorado governor encourages school enrollment amid decline

DENVER – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis addressed parents on Tuesday, encouraging families to register students in online or in-person schools as the state experiences a decline in enrollment. Polis...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation has no COVID-19 deaths for 2nd consecutive day

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation health officials reported 20 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus Tuesday, but no additional deaths for the second consecutive day. The latest figures bring the...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

COVID-19 cases, rate of spread trending up in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Health officials said Tuesday that the number of COVID-19 cases and the rate of transmission are on the rise in New Mexico, leaving the state trailing when it comes to two of its most...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. gets surprise extension for 2020 census

The 2020 census effort is in its last days, albeit with an unpredictable end date, which means Southwest Coloradans have limited time to complete their census forms. The census, a constitutionally...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County hopes to boost local economy with 2021 budget

La Plata County plans to carry out a number of construction and development projects totaling millions of dollars next year, in part to help send an economic jolt through the county and counter the...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutor says Durango police officer ‘legally justified’ in shooting death

Prosecutors on Tuesday said a Durango Police Department officer who shot and killed a man suspected of burglarizing an auto parts store three months ago in Durango “was legally justified in using...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Tuesday 2:09 a.m. A 54-year-old man reported he was hit by a truck and injured his hip in Bayfield. He was calling from the outside the grocery area at Walmart in Durango. Monday...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge rejects plea agreement for man suspected of flashing Durango gas station attendant

A plea agreement that required no jail time for a man who exposed his genitals to a female gas station attendant for several minutes was rejected Tuesday by La Plata County Court Judge Dondi...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Purple Cliffs homeless camp to remain open, for now

The Purple Cliffs homeless camp will remain open, for now, but La Plata County commissioners Tuesday continued to rail against Durango city councilors for not securing a permanent location for...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner says he plans to confirm Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Tuesday morning he plans to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. In an interview with The Durango Herald ,...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Public Library, which remains closed to in-person use, releases smartphone app

As a part of Durango Public Library’s transition to a new server system, the library has released a mobile app. The server the library had been using was outdated, and Durango City Council approved...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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