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New Mexico diocese to cease Sunday Mass amid virus surge

ALBUQUERQUE – One of the oldest Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States will again suspend Sunday Mass indefinitely as New Mexico marks its latest surge of COVID-19 cases. Archbishop John C....

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit: New Mexico county failed to monitor suicidal inmate

SILVER CITY, N.M. – A New Mexico county that held an inmate struggling with drug addiction failed to properly monitor him before he took his own life, according to a wrongful death lawsuit. The...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado launches COVID-19 exposure notifications via cellphone

Colorado’s newest COVID-19 exposure notification system is set to launch Sunday, when Coloradans will receive a notice on their cellphones with instructions to opt-in. The system alerts people if...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Who enforces health orders? Agencies point fingers in La Plata County

Two businesses in La Plata County are accused of breaking a state order that requires people to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but local and state agencies are pointing...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Halloween will look different this year, but here’s how to celebrate safely

Like most everything this year, Halloween is going to look a little different than normal. As expected, COVID-19 safety protocols in place that encourage social distancing, limited group size and...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets this weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend include Puzzling Adventures and the Jen Manganello Art Show. Puzzling Adventures Durango is a cross between a scavenger hunt, an adventure race and an informative self-guided...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four arrested during drug raid at Cortez motel

Three people were arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of drug-related offenses during a raid on several rooms at the American Holiday Mesa Verde Inn in Cortez, according to law enforcement...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ice Fire reaches 30% containment, despite high winds

The Ice Fire experienced little growth and was 30% contained as of Thursday night despite high winds that swept through the region. “There was a little bit of activity, but it was basically inside...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Local group will offer low-cost health insurance plans in Southwest Colorado

Negotiations to offer a new health insurance option that lowers costs for both employers and employees in Southwest Colorado appears to have paid off. The Southwest Health Alliance , a group of...

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

Bayfield School District loosens COVID-19 precautions

The Bayfield School District loosened some of its COVID-19 precautions this week, a move that has raised safety concerns among some staff and community members. The revised plan doubles the number...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Business mandates mount as New Mexico deals with virus surge

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday unveiled more requirements for businesses after a string of record-breaking daily case counts prompted renewed restrictions just last...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s East by Southwest restaurant reopens

East by Southwest, a popular downtown Durango sushi, sashimi and Asian restaurant, reopened Wednesday after closing temporarily last week after a waiter-trainee tested positive for COVID-19. East...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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