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Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: www.bayfieldgov.org ...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire grows to 9 acres south of Durango

A wildfire broke out Saturday afternoon on Southern Ute tribal land near Bondad south of Durango. The Arkansas Loop Fire, which started about 3 p.m., had burned around 9 acres as of Saturday...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Big Picture High School celebrates with in-person graduation

Graduates of Durango Big Picture High School had the chance to celebrate their academic accomplishments with an in-person graduation ceremony Saturday evening. Friends and family spaced out across...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico reports 210 more coronavirus cases, nine deaths

SANTA FE – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in New Mexico increased by 210 and deaths by nine on Saturday, state health officials reported. The deaths included three residents of...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

5 people hurt in 2 shootings at parties in Denver

DENVER – Five people were injured in two separate shootings at parties in Denver early Saturday, police said. Officers responded to a residence at 12:46 a.m. Saturday on the 3000 block of West...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 82

About 120 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about La Plata Electric Association board member Jack Turner’s abrupt resignation, with 92% of...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Virtual breastfeeding event addresses lack of resources in Southwest Colorado

Among the organizations seeking to create virtual connections during a global pandemic is the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition. A global, virtual event for breastfeeding mothers kicked off World...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County 4-H Livestock Judging Team to compete for national title

By Beth LaShell and Brad Fassett We are very pleased to announce that our La Plata County 4-H Livestock Judging Team qualified to represent Colorado at the North American International Livestock...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bustang Outrider resumes round-trip route from Durango to Grand Junction

Bustang Outrider’s round-trip bus service from Durango to Grand Junction has resumed with COVID-19 prevention measures. To ensure social distancing, capacity has been reduced by 50%, or 16 maximum...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Standout New Mexico prep basketball player fatally shot

SANTA FE – A standout New Mexico high school basketball player who planned to play for the state’s largest university was shot and killed early Saturday, authorities said. No arrests have been made...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Woman arrested in fight over social distancing at Walmart

COLORADO SPRINGS – An argument over COVID-19 social distancing led to a fistfight in a Colorado Springs Walmart between two women on Friday, police said. One of the women complained that the other...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

GOP U.S. Senate hopeful blasts New Mexico virus campaign rules

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – A Republican U.S. Senate hopeful blasted on Friday New Mexico’s health orders, which limits public political fundraisers and traditional door-to-door campaigning, and suggested...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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