With vaccinations, a semblance of normalcy returns to La Plata County nursing homes

A semblance of normalcy is returning to La Plata County’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Residents can join in on bingo, manicures and movies. They can visit with their families....

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County sees uptick in COVID-19 cases

Like many other parts of the country, Montezuma County has experienced an uptick in coronavirus cases over the past few weeks. According to data from the Montezuma County Public Health Department,...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 49 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Durango High School targets teens

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic targeting 16- to 17-year-olds, the youngest age group cleared for inoculations, from 3 to 7 p.m. April 29 at Durango High...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta, La Plata counties enter Level Blue public health order

Archuleta and La Plata counties have moved into the less restrictive Level Blue public health order, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. SJBPH Executive Director Liane Jollon said...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sees surge of new COVID-19 outbreaks

A rash of COVID-19 outbreaks in La Plata County were reported this week, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Every Wednesday, CDPHE updates its list of outbreaks...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury trials postponed in La Plata County as COVID-19 cases rise

Jury trials, which were expected to pick back up in mid-April have again been put on hold as La Plata County sees a rise in COVID-19 cases. District Court Judge Jeffrey Wilson issued an order...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Will La Plata, Archuleta counties see a fourth COVID-19 wave?

Colorado health officials say the state is in its fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, and La Plata and Archuleta counties could follow the same trajectory. Statewide, coronavirus cases and...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Q&A: Will coronavirus vaccine be mandated?

Now that everyone in Colorado age 16 and older is eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine, appointments are as hard to get as courtside seats at the Nuggets. But, as Gov. Jared Polis has...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Shares targets rural residents with vaccination clinic

Pine River Shares in Bayfield brought COVID-19 vaccines to hard-to-reach communities in La Plata County last week as part of the state’s Vaccines for All plan. The nonprofit, which takes a...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College requires students to get COVID-19 vaccination for fall semester

Fort Lewis College is among the first colleges or universities in the nation to require students to have the COVID-19 vaccination for the fall semester, a move quickly followed by several other...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

A year into pandemic, restaurants in Pine River Valley feel ‘optimistic’

Ashleigh Tarkington, co-owner of Billy Goat Saloon in Gem Village, said her personal savings took a hit as the bar adapted to COVID-19 restrictions – but a year into the pandemic, she viewed the...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local health department extends mask ordinance

San Juan Basin Public Health extended its mask ordinance Friday to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rather than an order issued...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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