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 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sees spike in COVID-19 cases

La Plata County sees its first spike in positive COVID-19 cases in weeks. San Juan Basin Public Health reported 106 cases in La Plata County as of June 26. The county’s case numbers increased from...

DATE: June 29, 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

Fire north of Durango now 95% contained

Firefighters were able to quickly contain nearly all of a small fire that broke out Thursday north of Durango. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Esther Godson said Friday that the 505 Fire was kept...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A mentor becomes leader of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado

Paul Plvan, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado, and his 7-year-old “Little” had their first in-person meeting at Durango’s BMX park. But their mentorship began...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire agencies increase response to small fire north of Pagosa

While fire crews work to contain three wildfires in Southwest Colorado, one small fire, north of Pagosa Springs, has grown more complex. The Sand Creek Fire, in a remote area on the Pagosa Ranger...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Compassion Outreach wraps up COVID homeless relocation program

The Durango nonprofit Community Compassion Outreach successfully relocated 21 unhoused residents in La Plata and Montezuma counties to secure housing using COVID relief grant funds – but the...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango homelessness advocates move closer to permanent camp

Durango’s Neighbors in Need Alliance moved one step closer to creating a permanent camp for the unhoused in the city thanks to a $90,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. NINA, a coalition...

DATE: June 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation nonprofit, Durango church partner on supply drive

A stream of vehicles rolled into the Unitarian Universalist Church in Durango on Saturday, loaded with supplies for Navajo and Hopi tribal members in need. The church partnered with Toyei...

DATE: June 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield residents say no to a mandatory face mask order

A survey conducted by the town of Bayfield shows residents do not want a mandatory mask order to be issued by the town. Public health officials say face coverings reduce transmission of the...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield residents say no to a mandatory face-mask order

A survey conducted by the town of Bayfield shows residents do not want a mandatory mask order to be issued by the town. Public health officials say face coverings reduce transmission of the...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Repeat offender from Towaoc gets 30 years for assaulting wife

A federal judge in Durango has sentenced David Sidney Wells, 44, of Towaoc, to 30 years in federal prison for assaulting his wife on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation. Wells was indicted April 5,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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