Archuleta County

Counties to discuss future of San Juan Basin Public Health

A joint meeting to discuss the future of San Juan Basin Public Health has been scheduled for Tuesday, at which time two county governments – Archuleta and La Plata – will meet with the health...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health at risk of disbanding; director eyes job in Oregon

Archuleta County is looking to pull out of San Juan Basin Public Health, putting the region’s top health department at risk of disbanding and its executive director searching for a new job in...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, Archuleta County receive $2.3 million in federal grants for transportation

The Federal Transit Administration will award Archuleta County more than $1.8 million and Durango Transit $479,444 to create a new bus facility and replace aging infrastructure, according to grant...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic landscape in Southwest Colorado now permanently protected

For 30 years, Tom Macy has been working to preserve a 65,000-acre swath of land in the Navajo River Watershed of Southwest Colorado. As the Western representative for The Conservation Fund, an...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Emergency Relief Fund reaches $500,000 awarded in grants

The Community Emergency Relief Fund disbursed $175,000 to 49 nonprofit organizations in Southwest Colorado to aid in coronavirus pandemic relief efforts during a mid-July funding round. Since the...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs man shot by Durango police had criminal history

A 34-year-old Pagosa Springs man who died in an officer-involved shooting early Wednesday in Durango had an extensive criminal history and was recently released from prison early because of...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sees spike in COVID-19 cases

La Plata County has seen its first spike in positive COVID-19 cases in weeks. San Juan Basin Public Health reported 119 cases in La Plata County as of Tuesday. The county’s case numbers increased...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health reports six new COVID-19 cases from people visiting Southwest Colorado

San Juan Basin Public Health reported six positive COVID-19 cases among people who were tested locally, but who do not live in La Plata or Archuleta counties. SJBPH reported 96 total cases in the...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest nonprofits face millions in financial losses because of COVID-19

Nonprofits in Southwest Colorado face millions in financial losses and an uncertain future because of the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Nonprofits expect to lose more than $8...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pandemic pushed hundreds of hospitality workers into unemployment

Dave Woodruff says laying off his employees was one of the hardest things he’s ever done. The general manager of El Moro Bar & Tavern, Woodruff is also serving as a leader in recovery efforts for...

DATE: June 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Lawyer finds his niche as government watchdog

Matt Roane, an attorney in Archuleta County, knows he is not universally loved, but he hopes his work fighting open records issues will spur a movement of government watchdogs. Roane has found a...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado pauses to remember COVID-19 victims

Cities, counties and organizations across Colorado turned their building lights red at 7 p.m. Friday to honor those who have fallen victim to the coronavirus. In Colorado, 878 people died from...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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