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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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Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 66

About 140 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on blood supplies, with 93% of respondents correctly...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Albertsons, Safeway limit customer capacity

Albertsons and Safeway will limit the number of people allowed in their Colorado stores to about 30% of capacity to promote sanitary conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the stores...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 hours 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Feeling COVID symptoms? Health department asks residents to self-report

With a continued lack of ability to test for coronavirus, San Juan Basin Public Health is asking residents who may be showing symptoms to anonymously self-report. The local health department...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Five new cases of COVID-19 in Archuleta County

Five additional residents of Archuleta County have tested positive for COVID-19, San Juan Basin Public Health says. The five new cases come in addition to one case previously reported. All six...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you been keeping up with local headlines? Test your knowledge in Quiz No. 65

About 90 people participated in last week’s quiz. Participants scored highest on a question about New Mexico’s stay-at-home order, with 92% of respondents correctly answering, “Non-essential...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees expands to nine seats

Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill adding two members to Fort Lewis College’s Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees will now have nine voting members and one faculty and student representative. The...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to begin Spring Cleanup on Monday with new 5-week schedule

The city of Durango will launch a new five-week Spring Cleanup schedule beginning Monday and ending May 8. City crews will move through residential neighborhoods to pick up these materials:...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How did virus originate? What about the variation in symptoms? 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 how the virus originated, what is meant by “mild” and “moderate” symptoms...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Public comment by email – the new Durango city meeting during pandemic

The city of Durango introduced coronavirus-adapted public meeting procedures for participants in the City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Social-distancing policies and stay-at-home orders...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City announces new procedures for public meetings during COVID-19 pandemic

Because of the coronavirus outbreak and the governor’s stay-at-home order, the city of Durango will adjust upcoming public meeting procedures. Starting Tuesday and until further notice, community...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River Days still a go, organizers say

Event organizers say Animas River Days intends to carry on this June, though the annual whitewater paddling festival in Durango will be pushed back a week from its originally planned weekend as a...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Emergency Relief Fund announces $50,500 in aid

The Community Emergency Relief Fund has awarded $50,500 in grants to nonprofits working with people who have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic in Southwest Colorado. “The COVID-19 coronavirus is...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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