Miller Middle School cohort quarantines after COVID-19 positive

A student at Miller Middle School tested positive for COVID-19, the district confirmed Tuesday night, and one cohort of 15 students at the school began a 14-day quarantine Wednesday. The district...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID cases, quarantines cause staffing issues for Durango Fire Protection District

The Durango Fire Protection District is experiencing serious staffing issues after a handful of crew members recently tested positive for COVID-19, said Chief Hal Doughty. Two crew members who...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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: 6 days 5 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: 6 days 5 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

Access expands to nasal spray that reverses opioid overdoses

Mercy Regional Medical Center is now providing take-home Naloxone kits, more commonly known as Narcan nasal spray, to those at high risk for opioid overdose. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Support group launches for suicide attempt survivors in La Plata County

La Plata County does not have a support group for people who have attempted suicide, so Emma Harmon, an attempt survivor, decided to start one herself. Harmon, a mental health advocate and crisis...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College sees slight increase in COVID-19 cases

Fort Lewis College has seen a slight increase in the rate of new COVID-19 cases after a lull during the first month of the semester. In the last two weeks, 14 people tested positive for the disease...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2020 | 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

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

COVID-19 outbreak reported at construction and trucking company

A COVID-19 outbreak at a workplace has been reported at a Durango construction and trucking company, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. SJBPH spokeswoman Claire Ninde said in an emailed...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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