Doctors tout direct primary care

With the penalty for dropping health insurance or a noncompliant Affordable Care Act policy set at $0, alternatives are expanding and, in some ways, Durango is ahead of the curve. Direct primary...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elimination of ACA fee likely to spur more alternative health plans

Cheaper policies that offer limited coverage are expected to proliferate with the penalty for not holding health insurance now set at $0. But costs for ACA-compliant policies offered to employees...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide-prevention bill would allow youths 12 and up to seek their own care

Children as young as 12 may be allowed to seek mental health care without their parents’ consent if a bill pending this year in the Colorado state Legislature is approved. The proposed law, HB 19...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain pass may open next week

Red Mountain pass will remain closed through the weekend as state crews work to clear the U.S. Highway 550 of snow and debris from avalanche mitigation done earlier this week. The Colorado...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State land grant agency scrutinizes Animas River Trail funding

Money awarded to the city of Durango to help fund the northern extension of the Animas River Trail is under scrutiny from Great Outdoors Colorado after a resident alleged the city used the threat...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah oil spill reaches San Juan River

A pipeline break discovered March 1 in southeast Utah spilled a mixture of oil and produced water that reached the San Juan River near Montezuma Creek, according to the Environmental Protection...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats charge ahead to take on Sen. Cory Gardner

Entrants into the Democratic primary to take on U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner are likely to be numerous, perhaps more than double the seven entrants now announced, according to two observers of Democratic...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Keep on keepin’ on

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation jail closures delayed until April

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Two Navajo Nation jails that were scheduled for closure are expected to continue operating until April. The Gallup Independent reported Thursday that the detention facilities...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Weekly planner for March 11-15

Information and agendas about city meetings City of Durango: or call 375-5000. La Plata County: or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: ...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County looks for ways to ease space crunch at coroner’s office

Several attempts to remedy overcrowding at the La Plata County Coroner’s Office have so far proved fruitless, and with a strapped county budget, no easy solutions appear viable to deal with the...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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