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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.

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Keeping you entertained: Books, movies can help you escape these weird times

We are now knee-deep in the new coronavirus pandemic, and if you find you’re starting to go a little stir-crazy logging endless hours in your house, you’re not alone. Personally, I’ve knitted and...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Los Pinos postpones May vote to increase mill levy

The Los Pinos Fire Protection District board of directors unanimously voted Thursday to postpone the district’s tax increase effort because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The fire district board decided...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical blood shortage arises amid COVID-19 concerns

FARMINGTON – As the coronavirus spreads and people follow social-distancing protocols from public health experts, an unexpected side effect is a decrease in blood donations across the country,...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Order to shelter in place makes ‘ghost town’ of Telluride

TELLURIDE – A late-winter squall dumps a foot of fresh powder on the Telluride ski area just in time for spring break tourists. Ski and snowboard gear and clothing adorn shop windows. Bicycles are...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 19 hours 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Is take-out food safe? Who does stay-at-home apply to? Your COVID-19 questions answered

We know you have a lot of questions about the novel coronavirus, so here’s another round of Q&A. This week, readers asked about the statewide stay-at-home order that took effect at 6 a.m. Thursday...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 23 hours 29 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Southeast Utah reports first case of coronavirus, restricts nonresidents

San Juan County, Utah, on Friday implemented restrictions on all nonresident camping and nonessential leisurely travel to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The order came after the Utah county...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Each patient spreads COVID-19 to three or four others, governor says; deaths hit 31

CENTENNIAL – Each Coloradan infected by the new coronavirus has likely been spreading the disease to three or four others, Gov. Jared Polis said on Friday as he warned of how bad things may get in...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango Transit won’t stop rolling, and sanitizing, during COVID-19 outbreak

The statewide stay-at-home order that took effect Thursday in Colorado says people can use public transit to travel to necessary activities. As of Friday, Durango Transit continued to operate,...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Griego stays home: Fort Lewis College drops interim tag from women’s basketball coach

Orlando Griego is no longer the interim women’s basketball coach at Fort Lewis College. After a discussion with FLC athletic director Brandon Leimbach on Friday morning, Griego had the interim...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

Photo: Celebrating virtual happy hour

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two deaths involving illness are not coronavirus-related, La Plata County coroner rules

Two La Plata County residents who died earlier this month and were tested for the coronavirus did not have the disease, Coroner Jann Smith said. A man in his mid-40s and a woman in her late 30s,...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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