Former sheriff’s deputy who taught scam avoidance almost falls for phone scam

Scammers pretending to be representatives of the Dish Network, a satellite television company, are calling people in the area and offering a fraudulent discount in exchange for a security deposit...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

No derby or carnivals, but La Plata County Fair will offer what it can

There won’t be any carnivals or rodeos this summer, but the La Plata County Fair is offering what it can given state health restrictions in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. “It’s...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

425 Degrees Take & Bake Pizza goes mobile

For the last five years, 425 Degrees Take & Bake Pizza at Elmore’s Corner east of Durango has been providing a family-owned option for cook-it-yourself pies, especially for residents of eastern La...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Child care programs in Southwest Colorado adapt to pandemic

Masked Durango parents arrived at Christ the King Lutheran Church last weekend ready to pick up brooms and clean. They were helping Cafe au Play, a nonprofit that helps parents connect through...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Apartments for Durango’s unhoused, disabled take step toward construction

Durango took steps Tuesday toward its first housing complex focused entirely on supporting unhoused and disabled populations. The Espero Apartments, planned for a site near Greenmount Cemetery,...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington school employee tests positive for coronavirus

FARMINGTON – A Farmington Municipal Schools employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the district announced Tuesday in a news release. The release said a second school district employee is also...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

La Plata County denies proposed campground, event space for motorcycle rally

After a more than five-hour meeting, La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday denied a proposed temporary camp and entertainment hub for the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally over the Labor Day weekend...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

CORE Act passes U.S. House as rider to national defense bill

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy Act was passed for the second time by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, giving the Senate another opportunity to pass the measure after it was...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport sees increase in air travel

The number of airline passengers traveling through Durango-La Plata County Airport has increased steadily since the coronavirus pandemic nearly halted air travel in April. “Our trajectory continues...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Original farmers market in Bayfield didn’t open this year, future uncertain

The Bayfield Farmers Market, which has run for more than 30 years, did not open this summer, primarily because of licensing issues for vendors, said market administrator Jacqui Day. The market,...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nominations taken to fill La Plata County judge vacancy

Nominations are being taken to fill the position of La Plata County Court Judge Dondi J. Osborne, who will be retiring. To be eligible, an applicant must be a qualified voter in La Plata County and...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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