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Bald eagle recovering this Fourth of July after crash landing in Durango

This Fourth of July, a bald eagle, America’s national bird, is recovering at an animal rehabilitation center after apparently flying into power lines in south Durango. He is doing well and should...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

10 absolutely fun things to do in Southwest Colorado on Fourth of July

Colorado is cautiously moving forward with reopening professional sports and community spaces like libraries. But the state health department is still encouraging people to hunker down, even for...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coronavirus spreading among younger people across Colorado

Public health departments across Colorado are warning of a dangerous trend: COVID-19 is spreading among young people. In Boulder, the virus was spread at a number of large gatherings on University...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bayfield canceled its Fourth of July parade, so residents organized their own

The town of Bayfield might have canceled its Fourth of July Parade, but town residents aren’t having it: A citizen-led effort to organize a parade has drawn about 600 followers on Facebook. The...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango cancels Fourth of July fireworks show

The city of Durango canceled its Fourth of July fireworks show because of continuing wildfire risk. The city had already canceled its parade because of coronavirus concerns, but the fireworks were...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juneteenth holiday honored in Cortez

At Cortez Veterans Park on Friday, about 40 people attended the Juneteenth holiday event that honors the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865. The commemoration is widely celebrated...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez cancels Fourth of July fireworks

After some deliberation, the city of Cortez has canceled the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration. City staff and the Cortez City Council agreed to cancel the show as a result of the...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | 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 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield eases into reopening, but nixes Fourth of July festivities

Bayfield residents are starting to see glimmers of normalcy after weeks of coronavirus-related shutdowns and closures. But not everything is coming back, and the normalcy that is returning is not...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores begins senior gift program

Children get a lot of attention during the holiday season, but too often seniors get overlooked. The inaugural Santa to a Senior Angel Tree program in Dolores aims to change that. Dolores Chamber...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain, snow slow Black Friday sales on Main Avenue

Heavy rain and snow slowed holiday shopping Friday on Main Avenue but didn’t stop shoppers from looking for bargains. Some business owners expected sales to pick up as wet weather eased, but they...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

To ease tension, jail inmates feast during holidays

The holidays are typically a time to spend with family and friends, so for inmates at the La Plata County Jail, a heightened sense of isolation can lead to dangerous, and at times, violent...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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