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La Plata County Colorado

After stumbling, ABC Denver airs on DirecTV in La Plata County

After a frustrating weekend for many DirecTV subscribers in La Plata County, KMGH, the ABC affiliate based in Denver, appears to be activated for county subscribers on the satellite system’s...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

A whirlwind: First COVID-19 case, stay-at-home advisories, businesses pinched

A lot has happened this week in the local response to the global coronavirus pandemic. La Plata County reported its first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 on Monday, and a short time later,...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Stay-at-home advisory issued for La Plata, Archuleta counties

A stay-at-home advisory was issued Monday afternoon by San Juan Basin Public Health, just hours after La Plata County’s first confirmed case of coronavirus was announced. San Juan Basin Public...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low turnout at La Plata County caucuses Saturday

Republican and Democratic caucuses around La Plata County had low turnout on Saturday compared with years past – and Super Tuesday, a confusing process and the balmy 60-degree weather may have had...

DATE: March 7, 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

Hemp hits the commodity wall

MANCOS – Farmers who have struggled for years with falling commodity prices have some advice for the wave of newbies who jumped into hemp as the next big thing: Grow up. Hemp biomass prices reached...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Conservation Corps hiring students for largest summer yet

FARMINGTON – After more than 20 years in the area, the Southwest Conservation Corps is gearing up to hire one of its largest summer youth crews yet. The program plans to hire about 65 students,...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

More affordable Bayfield homes attract buyers in 2019

As the median home price in Durango crept above $500,000 in 2019, Bayfield, with its more moderate prices, witnessed an almost 49% bump in its number of sales. The increased sales activity in...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After three decades, Project Merry Christmas calls it quits

After 34 years of trying to make the holidays brighter for families and people in need, Project Merry Christmas has announced it will disband. In a statement posted to its website , the nonprofit’s...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

SCAPE to participate in national development program

Southwest Colorado’s program to diversify the local economy by aiding startup companies that look like promising job-creators has been chosen to participate in a national program to support rural...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County likely to suspend public process for road improvements

La Plata County is unlikely to reinstate a program that allows residents to ask for more maintenance of county roads, another ramification of budget declines that have plagued the county for years....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowstorm likely to bring up to 3 inches in Durango

A snowstorm that will favor the eastern San Juan Mountains – with Wolf Creek Pass expected to receive between 12 to 16 inches – will move through Southwest Colorado on Thursday evening and Friday...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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