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Restaurants rush to expand outdoor seating after N.M. governor halts indoor dining

FARMINGTON – Restaurants in Farmington are scrambling to expand outdoor seating after the New Mexico governor issued a public health order halting indoor dining. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

LPEA applauds ruling on contract buyout

A judge for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission ruled the refusal of Tri-State Generation and Transmission to offer an exit charge to La Plata Electric Association is unjust, unreasonable and...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why does Durango Public Library remain closed to in-person visits?

The days when patrons will once again be able to browse the bookshelves at Durango Public Library remain a distant prospect: The library has no reopening date scheduled after months of...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Hot Springs receives OK to serve alcohol

Durango Hot Springs will now be able to serve alcohol. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve a new “lodging and entertainment liquor license,” which allows the resort previously...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Contact tracing sheds light on local COVID cases

La Plata County reported 48 new cases of COVID-19 and Archuleta County reported five new cases during a two-week period, the largest growth in cases in 10 weeks for both counties. San Juan Basin...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver tumbles 95 feet down embankment, cliff on U.S. Highway 550 near Molas Pass

A 57-year-old man from Oklahoma was cited for careless driving after driving off U.S. Highway 550 near Molas Pass, rolling 95 feet down an embankment and off a cliff. Colorado State Patrol Trooper...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington’s Main Street weathers ‘perfect storm’ of construction, coronavirus

FARMINGTON – Businesses on Main Street in downtown Farmington were hit with a double-whammy this year: First, a section of Main Street closed to vehicle traffic for major infrastructure...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Sen. Michael Bennet hears Rosa’s sanctuary story

MANCOS – On Monday, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet met with Rosa Sabido, a Cortez resident from Mexico who has been living in sanctuary at the Mancos United Methodist Church since June 2017. “I told him...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opposition to imported Estonian uranium grows in Four Corners

San Juan County, Utah, and the Navajo Nation have joined other groups to oppose a proposal by the White Mesa Mill in Blanding to accept radioactive material from Estonia. Mill owner Energy Fuels...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sen. Michael Bennet talks deficit, COVID response and masks in Durango visit

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is infuriated by one issue that gets the goat of many Americans – especially his political opponents in the Republican Party, the $26.5 trillion federal deficit But...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos Fire Protection District at critical juncture for funding

For fire districts like Los Pinos Fire Protection District, the Colorado Legislature’s decision to place a property tax constitutional amendment on the November ballot could have big financial...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

No flags, but VFW scored a flyover this Fourth of July

Astute residents may have noticed something missing from this year’s Fourth of July festivities in Durango. No, not just the annual parade and fireworks show, which were canceled because of...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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