Ahead of fall semester, Fort Lewis College plans widespread COVID-19 tests

About 1,500 students staying in dorms and another 500 employees and other students are expected to be tested next week for the virus that causes COVID-19 during move-in week at Fort Lewis College....

DATE: Aug. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Local health department director drops out of consideration for Oregon job

Liane Jollon, executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health, has dropped out of consideration for a job in Oregon and will stay in her role as leader of the health department for Archuleta and...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

WalletHub ranks Ignacio favorably for equitable school spending

The Ignacio School District is one of the most equitable districts in Colorado when it comes to spending on students, according to WalletHub, a personal finance website. Equitable education means...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield School District OKs back-to-school plan

Bayfield students in grades six to 12 will go to school two days a week and will receive remote, online learning three days a week under a plan unanimously approved Tuesday by the school board....

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Los Pinos fire district renews effort for tax increase

Residents in the 365-square-mile Los Pinos Fire Protection District have a choice in the November elections: increase fire district property taxes to provide more money for the fire district or...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Altercation over face masks escalates into violence at Durango store

A 23-year-old Durango woman has been cited with disorderly conduct on suspicion of punching a man in the face after a dispute about wearing face masks during the coronavirus pandemic. Durango...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield is the safest town in La Plata County

Bayfield residents can sleep well knowing that their town is the safest municipality in La Plata County, and the 27th safest small town in Colorado, according to a recent AdvisorSmith study....

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield takes a second look at marijuana restrictions

Surrounding the town of Bayfield is a 3-mile buffer where marijuana production is restricted, courtesy of an agreement reached between the town and La Plata County. But as of Tuesday, that...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Census hasn’t always counted Native Americans. Now it tries.

Norbert Nez is worried about the census. A self-described map enthusiast, he took a job with the Census Bureau in 1990 as an enumerator fresh out of college and eager to find a decent-paying job....

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County Fair junior auction brings big bucks

“Four and a half. 475! 475 ... 500 ... They worked all year. They’ll need a paycheck,” said the auctioneer into the microphone at the La Plata County Fair Junior Auction. “Sold! 500 bucks,” he...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Library to host discussion on fad diets

Pine River Library will host a presentation about fad diets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, via Zoom. In “Fad Diets, Demystified,” local dietitian and digestive wellness coach Fran Sutherlin will...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Campus life will look different this year at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College plans to lease a hotel in Durango to handle more requests for single dorm rooms, and some students will be trained as health advocates to educate people about procedures taken on...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

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