New COVID-19 testing site pops up near Durango Public Library

A new and free COVID-19 testing site has been set up near Durango Public Library for three days a week. San Juan Basin Public Health announced the drive-thru and walk-up testing site will be...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What regions pose biggest COVID-19 threat to Southwest Colorado?

Through new technology, local health experts are able to better pinpoint what outside regions pose the biggest risk to Southwest Colorado for COVID-19, and the results boil down to two of Durango’s...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What regions pose biggest COVID-19 threat to Southwest Colorado?

Through new technology, local health experts are able to better pinpoint what outside regions pose the biggest risk to Southwest Colorado for COVID-19, and the results boil down to two of Durango’s...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy limits COVID testing; other centers prioritize who gets them

Mercy Regional Medical Center will decrease its daily COVID-19 testing starting Monday, which prompted other testing centers in La Plata and Archuleta counties to prioritize who gets tested first....

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man’s family: Death made COVID-19 real

As Roland Woody entered his fourth week at Mercy Regional Medical Center battling complications with COVID-19, his family gathered around a video chat to say their final goodbyes. “We told him we...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 outbreak reported at La Plata County oil and gas company

La Plata County has its third reported outbreak of COVID-19 cases at a workplace, this time at a prominent oil and gas company. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who died this week may be La Plata County’s first COVID-19 death

It appears La Plata County has its first confirmed COVID-19 death. San Juan Basin Public Health on Friday reported a patient in his 60s who died this week tested positive for the virus at the time...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County resident tests positive for septicemic plague

A La Plata County resident has tested positive for septicemic plague, which health officials believe was transmitted by fleas from a ground squirrel. San Juan Basin Public Health announced the...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why does Durango Public Library remain closed to in-person visits?

The days when patrons will once again be able to browse the bookshelves at Durango Public Library remain a distant prospect: The library has no reopening date scheduled after months of...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Contact tracing sheds light on local COVID cases

La Plata County reported 48 new cases of COVID-19 and Archuleta County reported five new cases during a two-week period, the largest growth in cases in 10 weeks for both counties. San Juan Basin...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second COVID-19 outbreak reported at a workplace in Durango

A second outbreak of COVID-19 has been reported at a workplace in Durango, but health officials say the risk to the public is virtually nonexistent. Brian Devine with San Juan Basin Public Health...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio Community Library reopens to indoor use

Ignacio community members will finally be able to enjoy time inside the town’s library after months of coronavirus-related closures and adapted services. Following public health guidelines, the...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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