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Census self-response rate only 4.9% on Navajo Nation

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation’s response rate to the 2020 census lags neighboring states, as the Nation works to overcome additional challenges related to limited internet access and the...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Is lightning playing a bigger role in Southwest Colorado wildfires?

Across Southwest Colorado, lightning strikes have sparked several fires this year, a worrying trend as drought conditions take a hold on the region and passing storms drop only superficial amounts...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey asks residents how they feel about tourism impacts

Long before Colorado shuttered for the COVID-19 lockdown, the Durango Area Tourism Office was working to avoid the overtourism problems that have befuddled other nearby destinations, such as Rocky...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Kyle Curtin conquers another record time for Tahoe

As the sun rose on the Fourth of July, Kyle Curtin was in the midst of an All-American effort. The 33-year-old out of Durango was running low on water and on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. He was...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango receives grant funding to build electric vehicle charging stations

The city of Durango has received $55,000 in grant funding to build electric vehicle infrastructure, such as charging stations, over the coming year. La Plata Electric Association said in a letter...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 36 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman arrested in connection with burglary, officer-involved shooting

A 23-year-old Durango woman wanted in connection with a burglary that ended with an officer-involved shooting and a man’s death last week has been arrested after a foot pursuit with police. Durango...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County releases second draft of new land-use codes

The second version of La Plata County’s draft land-use code was released Tuesday for public review as county officials eye a final adoption of the revised regulations this fall. After four years in...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Staff member at Farmington senior center possibly exposed to COVID-19

FARMINGTON – A staff member of the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center was possibly exposed to COVID-19, prompting the city of Farmington to reassign staff members to cover the center’s programs. “Our...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Bayfield author draws ‘eerie’ similarities between 1918 and 2020

Curt Brown, author of “Minnesota 1918: When Flu, Fire and War Ravaged the State,” has spent most of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic with his family in his home near the Pine River in Bayfield. When...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Road work causes delays on U.S. Highway 550’s Molas Pass

Drivers should expect delays when traveling over Molas Pass on U.S. Highway 550 between Durango and Silverton for the next two days. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango shopping centers sell for $13.4 million

Three shopping center buildings near Durango’s Walmart recently sold for more than $13 million, according to the Denver-based selling agent. Ryan Bowlby, senior vice president for Marcus &...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

As coronavirus resurges, Durango tourism officials pull back outreach – and expectations

It’s uncertain how the global coronavirus pandemic will disrupt life in the foreseeable future, but after four months, it’s at least possible to quantify how dire the situation has become. “(The...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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