Inside La Plata County’s community COVID-19 vaccination site

Visitors to the La Plata County Fairgrounds saw the Exhibit Hall transformed into a large-scale COVID-19 vaccination distribution facility, where about 300 people received the vaccine Saturday...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Progress planned this year for Durango Mesa Park

Durango residents will start seeing long-awaited changes at Durango Mesa Park, formerly Ewing Mesa, in 2021 as the city, county and park foundation embark on a $150 million development project. For...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teams organize to begin vaccinations in La Plata County

A group of 400 medical volunteers is organizing to begin vaccinating residents of La Plata County who are 70 and older, hoping to hold their first event possibly in the second half of the month....

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Security to be increased at COVID-19 testing site to stop photos, videos

La Plata County seeks to increase security at its COVID-19 testing site after some members of the public have shown up in recent weeks to take photos and videos of health care workers and patients....

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter farmers market to return for its second season in Durango

The 7 Rivers Farmers Market, a winter farmers market, will return for its second season Nov. 3. This year, the market will take place from noon to 3 p.m. every Tuesday through April at the La Plata...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown raptor center may relocate to D&SNG Museum

A small education center about birds of prey opened in downtown this summer by Raptors Wild will close at the end of September, but the nonprofit is looking to reopen next year perhaps at the...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheep steal show at otherwise sleepy La Plata County Fair

The signs of a coronavirus-adapted county fair were evident Wednesday by the sounds, or lack of them: an odd quiet except for the bleating of sheep, mask-muffled conversations and a loudspeaker...

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

No derby or carnivals, but La Plata County Fair will offer what it can

There won’t be any carnivals or rodeos this summer, but the La Plata County Fair is offering what it can given state health restrictions in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. “It’s...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

11 out of more than 300 test positive for COVID-19 antibodies

Trisha Rickey was worried she might have been exposed to COVID-19 when her son came down with a severe sore throat, a high fever and a cough in March. Anne DiZenzo was simply curious and thinks the...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Coronavirus testing site to reopen Wednesday in Durango

Another round of drive-thru testing for the coronavirus on select individuals is scheduled for Wednesday in Durango, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. SJBPH will run limited testing from...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A ‘soft opening’ could familiarize residents with Durango Mesa Park

While long-term funding is sought for a pricey new multi-event center and fairgrounds at Durango Mesa Park, local officials are looking for ways to get smaller projects started in the next few...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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