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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

Letters: We’ve tried being pleasant about masks

We all are trying to deal with this but when locals or visitors choose to ignore the mask ordinance, what are we supposed to do? (“Mask advocates becoming unpleasant ,” letters, July 2.) We try...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: There is mainstream virus nonsense

We’re now about five months into the pandemic. We have found out a lot . It is not a killer similar to the Spanish Flu or the Black Death. Only about 5% of the people that get it succumb, and most...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Can’t we have happy Natives on signs?

I have a few questions about the controversy surrounding the “Chief” sign. What’s your prejudice or bigotry that you can’t see a happy Native American? What is racist about a Native American...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Check out this fire-mitigation resource

During these stressful times, we have added wildfires to our daily watch. In southwest Colorado, we have a wonderful resource, Charlie Landsman, its La Plata County...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Our view: Hooray for bump-outs

A month ago, bump-outs weren’t known in Durango. Now bump-outs are a major part of downtown Main Avenue. Between College and 11th, various restaurants and retailers have expanded onto about 10 feet...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

EPA will temporarily plug ‘bad boy’ mine near Silverton

The Environmental Protection Agency will temporarily close a bulkhead at one of the worst polluting mines near Silverton as an experiment to better understand hydrology in the region. Bulkheads are...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Want to add depth to your fruits and vegetables? There’s a ferment for that.

The proposition sounds a little dubious: Leave some vegetables in a jar on your counter. Just leave them there. For weeks. Then eat them. It’s perfectly safe, say the pickling enthusiasts. They’re...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Sweeps of homeless camps run counter to COVID health recommendations

DENVER – Melody Lewis lives like a nomad in the heart of downtown. Poking her head out of her green tent on a recent June day, the 57-year-old pointed a few blocks away to the place where city...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

100 years of Farmers Telephone: From bean farmers to the Wi-Fi age

A local company that was started by a group of pinto bean farmers and from a desire to stay connected to rural neighbors in 1920 is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Farmers Telephone , a...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 11 hours 10 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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