Feeling COVID symptoms? Health department asks residents to self-report

With a continued lack of ability to test for coronavirus, San Juan Basin Public Health is asking residents who may be showing symptoms to anonymously self-report. The local health department...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Five new cases of COVID-19 in Archuleta County

Five additional residents of Archuleta County have tested positive for COVID-19, San Juan Basin Public Health says. The five new cases come in addition to one case previously reported. All six...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Gov. Polis asks all Coloradans to wear cloth-based masks

CENTENNIAL – Gov. Jared Polis on Friday asked all Coloradans to begin wearing masks when they leave home to prevent further spread of the new coronavirus as the number of people killed by the...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Animas River Days still a go, organizers say

Event organizers say Animas River Days intends to carry on this June, though the annual whitewater paddling festival in Durango will be pushed back a week from its originally planned weekend as a...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

How did virus originate? What about the variation in symptoms? Your COVID-19 questions answered

We know you have a lot of questions about the novel coronavirus, so here’s another round of Q&A. This week, readers asked how the virus originated, what is meant by “mild” and “moderate” symptoms...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic postponed because of coronavirus

Memorial Day weekend in Durango is synonymous with the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. It’s the symbolic start of summer tourism season, as thousands of cyclists line up in a 47-mile road race from...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Community Emergency Relief Fund announces $50,500 in aid

The Community Emergency Relief Fund has awarded $50,500 in grants to nonprofits working with people who have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic in Southwest Colorado. “The COVID-19 coronavirus is...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Humane Society lays off staff, braces for revenue falls

The La Plata County Humane Society is in need of help after having to lay off nearly half of its staff because of the coronavirus outbreak, with significant revenue losses expected in coming weeks....

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County behind state, nation in census response

Wednesday was Census Day – a reference date, not a deadline – and La Plata County is slowly making progress on the 2020 census count, despite nationwide coronavirus-related delays. The U.S. Census...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango woman shares her story of surviving coronavirus

As Sarah Sumner awaited results for her coronavirus test, she spent 12 long days in self-isolation, trying to keep both her physical and mental health strong. “I just felt terrible,” Sumner said....

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Are city slickers escaping to Vallecito? Lake community sets up neighborhood watch

The weekend before the statewide stay-at-home order, the roads around Vallecito Lake were filled with cars, some with out-of-state license plates. “When you have people from Vegas walking into the...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Town of Bayfield names one finalist for manager job

Bayfield this week announced one finalist for the permanent town manager position, Katie Sickles, the town’s current interim manager. The town received 26 applications for the position, although...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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