Mancos schools go remote after positive COVID-19 test; 80 face quarantine

One week into the school year, the Mancos School District on Monday switched to mandatory online learning until Sept. 8 after a middle school student tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent...

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

Irish Embassy Pub in Durango will close doors Labor Day

The Irish Embassy Pub will close its doors at the end of the day Labor Day because of slow sales since it reopened in May after a two-month closure caused by COVID-19 restrictions. “After 12 years,...

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

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally plans to ride despite pandemic

The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally plans to go ahead with events this Labor Day weekend, though organizers say the rally will be scaled down because of COVID-19 restrictions. John Oakes, an...

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

After COVID disruptions, students, parents and teachers return to school

Outside Needham Elementary School on Monday, Maggie Collins was looking forward to seeing all of her friends, not just her neighborhood pals. Her mother, Gretchen, was ecstatic to again have the...

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

Drought worsens; monsoonal rains miss Four Corners again

Drought conditions have worsened in Southwest Colorado, causing a string of record-breaking temperatures, irrigation shortages and decreased crop yields. On Aug. 25, Montezuma County went from a...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s moving week for Zia Taqueria on north Main Avenue in Durango

Zia Taqueria closed its old north Main Avenue location Monday and plans to reopen in its new building one block to the south on Thursday. “It’s gone smoothly. No major curveballs so far,” said...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 pandemic forces Durango’s Snowdown 2021 to cancel

Although 2020 has been a year with an onslaught of bad news, this one particularly stings: Next year’s Snowdown has been canceled. “For months we were trying to figure out how to make something...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officer-involved shooting southwest of Aztec results in death of robbery suspect

An officer-involved shooting southwest of Aztec on Monday morning resulted in the death of a robbery suspect, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office Capt. Kevin Burns...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Plastic bags go underfoot, not to China

Dear Action Line: What happens to all those plastic bags I think I’m recycling at City Market? Do they really get recycled or is China just refilling them with Wuhan Virus to send back to the...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | COLUMN: Action Line

Jack Llewellyn: Glue of Durango’s business community

Jack Llewellyn came to Durango, sight unseen, in 1982 to attend Fort Lewis College. Now, he is likely the first face outsiders, newcomers and up-and-coming business owners associate with Durango....

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fight leads to single-vehicle crash, arrests on County Road 203

Two women were arrested for assault and another cited for driving under the influence after a skirmish that resulted in a car crash early Sunday on County Road 203, about 4 miles north of Durango,...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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