Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 101

About 60 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about the Colorado Department of Transportation’s plans for U.S. Highway 160, with 92% of respondents...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wreaths placed in county cemeteries to honor fallen veterans

Balsam fir wreaths honoring America’s fallen veterans were placed on graves in La Plata County’s cemeteries Saturday as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. A ceremony honoring local...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bloomfield gas company issued notice of violation for spill

BLOOMFIELD – The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s Oil and Conservation Division has issued a notice of violation to the Bloomfield office of the oil and gas company Harvest...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Is Durango Police Department’s mission aligned with community values?

The Durango Police Department is taking steps to gather community input in an effort to align its mission with the city’s values. The department has been ramping up efforts to address community...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Durango churches boost in-person attendance?

Several Durango churches say thanks, but no thanks to increasing their attendance capacity in response to recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court and state of Colorado. Colorado guidelines...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Could La Plata County return to Level Orange in coming weeks?

La Plata County’s COVID-19 case rate is declining, which could result in less strict regulations that would allow restaurants to reopen, but health officials warn of a potential spike should best...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington celebrates downtown revitalization efforts

FARMINGTON – The city of Farmington held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening and completion of the downtown area Friday morning. The Farmington Main Street Project is part of a...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Fort Lewis College begins salary adjustments

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees has begun addressing salary inequities that have developed largely because the college has offered pay increases only once in the past three years. Trustees...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

All-State Football: 10 from La Plata County headlined by Durango picks

All three La Plata County high schools were proudly represented this week when the Colorado High School Activities Association released its 2020 All-State football teams , as voted on by coaches...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Driven by Front Range, new oil and gas rules will impact La Plata County

La Plata County may have been ahead of the curve on keeping gas development in check, but new state rules put in place to regulate, not foster, the industry will have an impact in Southwest...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Glacier Cares raises $50,000 for gift cards, then makes donation to Durango families in need

A new initiative, Glacier Cares, raised $50,000 in just over 10 days to help Durango families and businesses during the holiday season. The Glacier Cares team, a partnership between the Glacier...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economic leaders seek 5-star certification for Durango businesses

An effort led by local economic leaders to apply for and implement a state variance program allowing businesses greater operational freedom from COVID-19 restrictions will move forward with an aim...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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