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Fort Lewis College’s Native American Center receives $1.6M donation

The Fort Lewis College Native American Center has received a $1.6 million donation from the John and Sophie Ottens Foundation to cover the center’s annual costs and to support student needs. The...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Challenger Lauren Boebert knocks off five-term incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton

Lauren Boebert delivered a stunning upset victory knocking off five-time incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, in Colorado’s 3rd U.S. Congressional District in the Colorado Primary Election...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Hickenlooper wins Democratic Senate primary, will face Gardner

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper declared an early victory Tuesday night against former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff in the Democratic primary race for Senate. Hickenlooper had...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County commission candidates advance to General Election

Two Democrats ran unopposed seeking two seats on the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners and will likely face unaffiliated candidates in the November General Election after the Republican...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe drafts plan to reopen

Southern Ute tribal members could see some coronavirus-related restrictions lifted – as long as outbreak data clearly shows it is safe. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has maintained its stay-at-home...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County sees spike in COVID-19 cases

La Plata County sees its first spike in positive COVID-19 cases in weeks. San Juan Basin Public Health reported 106 cases in La Plata County as of June 26. The county’s case numbers increased from...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango man survives plunge off Wolf Creek Pass, night in backcountry

A 36-year-old Durango man survived driving off Wolf Creek Pass, rolling 700 feet down a steep mountainside and spending a night injured in the backcountry before being rescued last week. “I didn’t...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Local Native American poet talks trauma on national podcast

Tanaya Winder, an award-winning poet raised on the Southern Ute reservation, offered ways to nurture self-love in turbulent times during a new podcast by the American Indian Graduate Center. The...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

As demand for telehealth skyrockets, Congress considers permanent changes

The pandemic has forced many businesses to get creative in providing services, and that includes the medical field. But after telehealth visits by Medicare recipients increased more than 11,000%,...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango City Council plans to weigh in on ‘Chief’ sign

Durango City Council plans to take a stand on the controversial “Chief” sign, but first councilors want to hear from those most affected. The sign, across from Toh-Atin Gallery, has drawn...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Vehicle allows faster rescue in backcountry north of Durango

Search and rescue crews in Southwest Colorado have a new toy to aid missions deep in the backcountry, and this one is tailored to ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks. As...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Daily Denver flight coming to Farmington

FARMINGTON – Four Corners residents who want to fly to Denver will have another option besides the La Plata County Airport starting in October. Four Corners Regional Airport in Farmington will...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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