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Pine River low flows sign of tough season ahead

The Pine River has recorded some extremely low levels this month – possibly signaling tough seasons ahead for irrigators and fish alike. The Pine River Irrigation District, which manages the...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes ordered to stay home as COVID-19 cases spike

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council has tightened community restrictions in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases on the reservation. Last week, the Tribal Council increased its emergency...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Home prices rise, inventory sinks in Durango and La Plata County

COVID-19 may be hurting restaurants, small shops and salons, but the real estate market appears to have developed herd immunity to the problematic pathogen. The Durango Area Association of Realtors...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Watchdog group cites interference at polls in Latino areas

SANTA FE – A voting rights group said caravans of flag-waving President Donald Trump supporters appeared to obstruct and intimidate voters at two polling location in predominantly ethnic-minority...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico reports single-day record 827 new COVID-19 cases

SANTA FE – Health officials in New Mexico on Wednesday reported a single-day record of 827 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight additional deaths. The latest numbers increase the total cases...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Josh Joswick, former Bayfield mayor, takes open town trustee seat

It’s been nearly 30 years since Josh Joswick served on the Bayfield Board of Trustees, but when a seat suddenly opened, he figured it was the right time to jump back into government. Former trustee...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

About 3,000 firefighters fight to contain Colorado wildfires

DENVER – It’s a snapshot from hell: A group of firefighters brace themselves against a furious wind blowing dust and debris and fanning flames in a reddish-orange Martian landscape that is all too...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico health agency resends 30K old virus test results

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health has erroneously sent old coronavirus test results to about 30,000 people, about 1,600 of them were awaiting new test results when they received the...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bayfield hunter encounters mountain lion: ‘Be good, kitty’

A Bayfield hunter’s video of a mountain lion, sitting silently 20 yards from him, has gained national media attention. “Hold on there kitty. I see you,” said Steve Shively, a resident near...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday 8:12 a.m. A truck went off the road into an embankment in the 800 block of County Road 310. 2:54 p.m. A man urinated in a breezeway in the 1100 block of...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation health officials report 30 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths. The latest figures released Tuesday night bring the total number of cases to...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

VIDEO: Footage captures Jeep falling off Black Bear Pass

A stunning video captured footage of a Jeep that fell off Black Bear Pass earlier this month, seriously injuring a 23-year-old Durango woman and nearly missing another vehicle. The video, posted...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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