La Plata County adopts stricter regulations to reduce COVID-19 spread

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in La Plata County, tighter restrictions will be re-enacted Monday, including earlier last-call times and a lower limit to the number of people at personal...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Who enforces health orders? Agencies point fingers in La Plata County

Two businesses in La Plata County are accused of breaking a state order that requires people to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but local and state agencies are pointing...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Halloween will look different this year, but here’s how to celebrate safely

Like most everything this year, Halloween is going to look a little different than normal. As expected, COVID-19 safety protocols in place that encourage social distancing, limited group size and...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District loosens COVID-19 precautions

The Bayfield School District loosened some of its COVID-19 precautions this week, a move that has raised safety concerns among some staff and community members. The revised plan doubles the number...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 cases rise ‘significantly’ in La Plata, Archuleta counties

La Plata and Archuleta counties are seeing a “significant” rise in COVID-19 cases, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. In three weeks, the counties reported an increase of 72 cases among...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School dealing with 2 COVID-19 cases

A positive COVID-19 test by a senior and a presumptive positive test by a 10th grader at Animas High School has led the school to go to all-remote, online learning for both grades. AHS Head of...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Another Durango restaurant dealing with novel coronavirus

East by Southwest, a popular sushi, sashimi and Asian diner, is closing for several days after a waiter-trainee tested positive for COVID-19. Chef-owner Sergio Verduzco said the trainee last worked...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Health officials turn up heat on Durango yogurt shop

Top That Frozen Yogurt in downtown Durango faces possible enforcement actions after allegedly offering a discount to customers who came into the store without wearing a face covering. “This one is...

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

New Mexico travel restrictions now apply to Colorado residents

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham this week extended the state’s emergency public health order that was set to expire Friday and added more restrictive measures aimed at slowing the spread of...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

La Plata County targets gun range contamination

Lead contamination issues at the Durango Gun Club have sparked what will likely be a multimillion dollar cleanup. “We believe that levels of lead in the soil may exceed applicable standards,” said...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Southern Ute Indian Tribe reports its first positive COVID-19 test

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe reported its first positive COVID-19 case Wednesday since the pandemic broke out in March. In a news release, SUIT spokeswoman Lindsay Box said the person who tested...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Steamworks Brewing reports second COVID-19 case

Steamworks Brewing Co. reported a second positive COVID-19 case among employees Tuesday after an initial case announced Oct. 7 prompted employee testing. It was not immediately clear if the two...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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