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Protest over public health orders sweeps through downtown Durango

About 200 people gathered Friday evening in downtown Durango to protest public health orders aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus. What was originally said to be a peaceful walk down...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey: Majority of Durango businesses support face-covering requirement

A majority of Durango businesses support a proposed ordinance that would require face coverings within city limits, according to a survey conducted by the Durango Chamber of Commerce. Jack...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest opens some camps before Memorial Day weekend

The San Juan National Forest will start to reopen campgrounds before Memorial Day weekend. According to a news release issued Wednesday, “several developed recreation sites” will open Friday....

DATE: May 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation says testing rate is high, which leads to more cases

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation is increasing testing options in hopes of gaining a clearer picture of the coronavirus’ spread throughout the reservation. A new testing site was added Tuesday for...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

How does La Plata County do contact tracing?

In normal times, Claire Macpherson was manager for San Juan Basin Public Health’s environmental health program, mostly inspecting restaurants to make sure local eateries followed safe food-handling...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis says Colorado has capacity to test anyone with COVID-19 symptoms

WHEAT RIDGE – Gov. Jared Polis on Monday said that Colorado now has the ability to test anyone in the state who has coronavirus symptoms – for free – and encouraged people to seek out screening. ...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Silverton merchants face another tough year

SILVERTON – After fires in 2018 and near-record snowfall and avalanches in 2019, merchants in Silverton thought they had seen everything nature could throw at them. Few suspected one of nature’s...

DATE: May 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County urges mail voting in June primaries

La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker is urging residents to use the mail service and drop boxes during the June 30 primaries, the first state primaries to be held during the COVID-19...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are Colorado’s shutdown and stay-at-home orders legal?

Last week was the first time Republican candidate for the U.S. House Lauren Boebert had to look her employees in the eye and say they wouldn’t be getting paid. Her restaurant, Shooter’s Grill, in...

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

Colorado officials deny Montezuma County’s request to reopen businesses

Montezuma County’s application for a variance from the statewide safer-at-home public health order has been denied by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. The county submitted a...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington-area businesses finally get OK for curbside pickup

FARMINGTON – San Juan County businesses will be allowed to begin opening with restrictions on Saturday, according to the state’s new public health order. The announcement was made during Gov....

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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