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

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

What’s going on with hazy skies in Southwest Colorado?

There was a bit of a mystery Friday about what was causing the hazy skies across Southwest Colorado. San Juan Basin Public Health posted to social media that the skies were filled with smoke from...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

First case of West Nile virus in La Plata County confirmed

The year’s first human case of the West Nile virus was reported Thursday in La Plata County, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne illness that can cause...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County reports its first COVID-19 outbreak

Archuleta County reported its first COVID-19 outbreak at a hunting outfitter company called HG Guide Services. Claire Macpherson with San Juan Basin Public Health said three confirmed cases and one...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Then and now: 6 months after Colorado issued stay-at-home order

It may feel like another lifetime ago, but Friday was the six-month mark from when Gov. Jared Polis issued Colorado’s first stay-at-home order, an extreme measure to slow the spread of COVID-19 at...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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