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Artist Paul Folwell pivots during the pandemic

Every summer, local artist Paul Folwell flings open the doors to his studio for a weekend-long party and sale. This year, his 27th, will be a little different. Because of the novel coronavirus we...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Montezuma County officials clash over mask mandate

Montezuma County commissioners have defied Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ COVID-19 prevention orders, and one suggested the local health department could face firings and a reduced budget if it...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police officers quit over accountability law

A new law meant to enhance accountability in law enforcement in Colorado has caused at least two officers to leave their positions at the Durango Police Department, and several others to take time...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 outbreak reported at La Plata County oil and gas company

La Plata County has its third reported outbreak of COVID-19 cases at a workplace, this time at a prominent oil and gas company. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal seam fire near Dolores extinguished; second one discovered

A coal seam fire discovered in October north of Dolores has been extinguished, but another one along a steep ledge was discovered a few miles west, according to the San Juan National Forest. The...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New housing project chips away at senior living needs in Durango

A new 53-unit affordable housing project for low-income senior citizens will soon open its doors, filling a major gap in La Plata County. Construction of the housing project in Three Springs along...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County’s new land-use code clears major hurdle

La Plata County’s more than four-year attempt to update its land-use code passed a major hurdle Thursday. The La Plata County Planning Commission, charged with giving county commissioners a...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health clinic to offer immunizations at no cost to parents

FARMINGTON – Public health officials are warning parents not to miss crucial routine vaccines for students despite school closures and worries about the coronavirus. One local clinic is offering...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Power outage hits 2,000 LPEA members in Durango

About 2,000 La Plata Electric Association customers were without power Thursday for about 30 minutes in parts of downtown Durango and northwest of town after a car hit a power pole. The outage...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington gets first roundabout, and a how-to video

FARMINGTON – The first lesson in Roundabout 101: Slow down and look left when entering. The Farmington Police Department released a how-to video on its Facebook page Thursday breaking down how to...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

City of Durango invites comments on sustainability plan

The city of Durango asked residents for feedback about its sustainability goals, and early survey respondents want the city to act faster and be bolder with its goals to give up fossil fuels. The...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recently hired Southwestern Water Conservation District director fired

The Southwestern Water Conservation District’s newly hired executive director was fired recently for not meeting job performance expectations, said the district’s board president, Bob Wolff. For...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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