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Some international students can’t return to FLC campus in the fall

Eight international students will not be able to return to Fort Lewis College in the fall because the United States is not permitting citizens from the European Union or the Schengen Area to travel...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

2020 temperatures may have peaked this weekend

Durango didn’t quite make it to 100 degrees Saturday or Sunday, with the mercury topping out at 99 degrees Sunday – and that might mark the peak heat for 2020, with temperatures expected to drop to...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico spends $66,000 asking neighboring states to wear a mask

FARMINGTON – New Mexico, which relies heavily on summer tourism, is asking neighboring states Arizona and Texas to be aware of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions before planning a visit. The New...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Cortez adds to inventory of historical buildings, homes

The city of Cortez’s sixth inventory of historic properties identified more than a dozen buildings of historical importance – including the Cortez Post Office and three homes relocated from the old...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

What, a new coffeehouse?

What’s the last possible new business that’s needed in Durango? A coffeehouse, right? We’ll, before you judge Scot Davis too harshly for giving up his seven-year career with the Durango Fire...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Trails less traveled in Southwest Colorado

It is easy to understand the draw of Ice Lake’s Caribbean blue water, or the challenge of Horse Gulch’s climb to sweeping vistas. But overuse has trampled natural areas and introduced toilet paper...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest fire 100% contained

A small fire sparked up close to Relay Station Road east of Bayfield near the La Plata County line early Saturday, burning only 90% of an acre in the San Juan National Forest before the U.S. Forest...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango dispensary’s marijuana recalled for unapproved pesticide use

A recall notice has been issued for marijuana at a Durango dispensary after state investigators found an unapproved pesticide was used during production. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New RV park approved south of Durango

A 19-space RV park off U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango was unanimously approved this week by the La Plata County Planning Commission. The project at 9981 Highway 550 is slated to be on 19 acres,...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wanted: Bodies to fill positions at Durango restaurants

After the federal government began offering $600 a week in enhanced unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, many predicted an unintended consequence: a labor shortage when the economy...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A new, revitalized look unveiled for Farmington’s Main Street

FARMINGTON – After months of construction, parts of Main Street in downtown Farmington opened Thursday with a new look. The section of Main Street from Court Avenue to Orchard Avenue was part of...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation fire mostly contained at 96%

FARMINGTON – The Wood Springs Two Fire on the Navajo Nation had burned 12,861 acres and was 96% contained as of Friday. Hot and dry conditions this weekend will likely cause the fire to spread...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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