Durango High School announces on-campus lunch options

Students at Durango High School will be confined to campus this year to limit their person-to-person contacts in the age of the novel coronavirus, but they will gain one perk – lunch options from...

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

New owners remodel Magpies Newsstand

People have been looking for the printed word to disappear for a more than a decade now, but for Denda and Jack Graves, the vibe of a downtown sidewalk cafe combined with a newsstand still has the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

As gun supply tightens, firearm sales surge in Four Corners

Coloradans bought firearms in unusually high numbers this year, driven by turbulence of the coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests and discussion about defunding the police, according to...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango removes Black Lives Matter memorial at Buckley Park

Since May, Black Lives Matter groups in Durango have steadily been adding candles, personal items, social justice signs and flowers to a memorial beside Buckley Park in Durango. The city of Durango...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman sings in grassroots Joe Biden campaign song

Shannon Winkelman of Bayfield joined the grassroots “Countin’ on Joe” virtual chorus for the fun of it and found a sense of countrywide unity along the way. Winkelman joined 68 other singers from...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 new members appointed to Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees

Two Southwest Colorado residents, Mary Rubadeau and Adam Red, have been appointed to the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees by Gov. Jared Polis. The addition of Rubadeau and Red will bring the...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can Durango make alternative policing a reality?

When police officers step out of their vehicles, they may be responding to a drug overdose, domestic violence or public intoxication. The action might be a crime, but what if its root cause is...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 85

About 150 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about damage to the alpine tundra, with 95% of respondents correctly answering, “Illegal off-road...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How many nonresidents have died in Southwest Colorado from COVID-19?

While the number of Southwest Colorado residents who have died of COVID-19 remains low, now six months into the pandemic, how many out-of-state people have died at our local hospitals? It turns...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 outbreak reported at Silverton business

San Juan County reported its first outbreak of COVID-19 on Friday at a Silverton business, but local health officials have declined to say where it occurred. DeAnne Gallegos, spokeswoman for the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

An unexpected climb to Tour de France debut for Sepp Kuss

Sepp Kuss didn’t grow up watching the Tour de France idolizing the rider in the yellow jersey. His heroes weren’t suffering up brutal mountain climbs on road bikes. They ripped around on dirt and...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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