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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

Archuleta County wants to reopen faster than state timeline

At the behest of local business owners, Archuleta County is making moves to request a variance from Gov. Jared Polis’ safer-at-home restrictions, in an effort to open some businesses sooner than...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | 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 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County reaches 18 COVID-19 cases, officials urge residents to stay at home

San Juan Basin Public Health reported 18 positive COVID-19 cases Friday afternoon and one in Archuleta County. La Plata County and Durango officials told residents to act as though they have...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Southwest Colorado, with 13 in La Plata County

La Plata County’s number of positive coronavirus cases continues to rise. On Friday, San Juan Basin Public Health reported La Plata County’s confirmed cases jumped from four to 13. In Archuleta...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Health department reports first confirmed COVID-19 case in Archuleta County

San Juan Basin Public Health reported the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Archuleta County on Thursday. The test result came from an adult resident of the county. The health department declined...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado snow expected in two bursts from Sunday through Tuesday

Two systems are expected to bring snow to Southwest Colorado in succession, with the first storm expected to move in today in the late afternoon or evening and a second stronger storm cell expected...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman killed, man injured Friday evening in Archuleta County explosion and fire

An explosion and fire Friday evening in Archuleta County killed a woman, injured a man, destroyed a detached garage and damaged an adjacent home, according to law enforcement. Archuleta County...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sleuths go to work at historic Southwest Colorado cemeteries

It’s a full-on detective mission at three historic Southwest Colorado cemeteries. Ruth Lambert with the San Juan Mountains Association said that around 2008, a large-scale project sought to...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Entire Archuleta County landfill catches fire

The entire Archuleta County landfill was on fire Monday night. Christina Kraetsch, deputy director of emergency operations for the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office, said a report came in around...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victim identified, murder suspect arrested in Archuleta County death

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office on Friday identified a woman who was killed earlier this week and arrested a man suspected of killing her. The death was reported about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday in...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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