With COVID-19 cases spiking, La Plata County to enter ‘Level Red’ regulations Friday

With a continued skyrocketing surge in COVID-19 cases in La Plata County, more restrictive measures are set to take effect Friday to limit the virus’ spread at a time health experts say is a...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Durango restaurants temporarily close after positive COVID-19 cases

Three Durango restaurants have temporarily closed after staff members tested positive for COVID-19. In recent days, the Diamond Belle Saloon and Mahogany Grille, as well as 11th Street Station,...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can Durango restaurants survive winter? It may be up to local support

Local restaurants, which have already taken a major hit with the COVID-19 pandemic, will face a daunting task this winter, having to financially stay afloat amid restrictions on seating capacity...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burger King’s latest dig at McDonald’s: Creepy clowns to haunt your dreams

Nearly 30 years ago, Hollywood released the horror flick “Candyman” about a Chicago graduate student who researches an urban legend involving a boogeyman who materializes whenever you say his name...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

As winter approaches, Eat Zawadi diversifies its menu

As warm weather fades – but the coronavirus lingers – some eateries are changing their menus and tactics, including the relatively new Eat Zawadi. The restaurant, which opened in late spring in...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango’s East by Southwest restaurant reopens

East by Southwest, a popular downtown Durango sushi, sashimi and Asian restaurant, reopened Wednesday after closing temporarily last week after a waiter-trainee tested positive for COVID-19. East...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | 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 | 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

Two more Durango restaurants temporarily close after possible COVID-19 exposures

Two more Durango restaurants have announced they will temporarily close for the immediate future as a result of possible COVID-19 exposures. J. Bo Pizza & Rib Co. will close for a few days after...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 outbreak reported at popular burger joint in downtown Durango

A popular burger joint in downtown Durango reported an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The health department said two people on...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fast food got slower in 2020, costing millions in lost revenue

In the fast food business, every second counts – especially during a pandemic. The average time to get an order at 10 of the biggest fast-food chains in the U.S. this year is just shy of six...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Diners angry about masks and other coronavirus rules prompt training for restaurant workers

Six-plus months into the pandemic that has upended the way many businesses operate, videos of irate customers refusing to wear masks or maintain social distance are by now no novelty. Restaurant...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

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