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Ignacio urges social distancing, but says household disturbances are up

People need to comply with social-distancing restrictions or they won’t be able to reduce the surge in coronavirus cases expected to hit in coming weeks, Ignacio town staff said this week. Like...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

10 easy steps to make your own face mask

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages everyone to wear cloth masks when leaving the home. But what if you don’t have a suitable bandanna or a face mask? Fear not. We’re here to...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Widespread community testing for coronavirus to be available in Southwest Colorado

Widespread community testing for coronavirus is coming to Southwest Colorado. San Juan Basin Public Health announced Wednesday that Cedar Diagnostics, a private lab, will soon have the ability to...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield, Ignacio voters brave the polls

BAYFIELD – At station one, Bayfield voters received latex gloves and a pen from election judges wearing masks, eye protection, gloves and plastic ponchos. “They’ll keep the gloves and pen with them...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Incumbents sweep Ignacio Town Board elections

Ignacio residents re-elected three incumbents to the Town Board on Tuesday, according to official election results. Mayor Pro Tem Alison deKay received 116 votes; Trustee Edward Box III earned 105;...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

About 100 agencies participate in coronavirus response in Southwest Colorado

Much like a wildfire response or similar emergency situation, a collection of about 100 agencies has been in tight communications since the coronavirus outbreak began more than a month ago. Liane...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute detainees could be housed in La Plata County Jail

People detained by the Southern Ute Tribal Police could be housed in the La Plata County Jail as a result of coronavirus-related staffing shortages at the tribe’s detention center. The tribal jail...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Is Southwest Colorado prepared for a surge in coronavirus cases?

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to significantly hit Southwest Colorado in coming weeks, but health officials say the severity of the surge will be determined by how well residents have...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Eastern La Plata mobilizes neighbors to prepare for COVID-19 outbreak

Upper Pine Fire Protection District, its board and its neighboring communities are in the process of creating the first ever Eastern La Plata Incident Management Team to aid in the COVID-19...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Colorado governor extends statewide stay-at-home order

Gov. Jared Polis announced he is extending Colorado’s statewide stay-at-home order until at least April 26 in an unprecedented televised speech to the entire state Monday night during which he...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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