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Four Corners Motorcycle Rally proposes campsite, activities southwest of Durango

A proposal to use a camp near Hesperus for the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, which could draw hundreds of people, has residents in the rural part of the county concerned about noise, fire and...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango train begins fire mitigation, but is asked to stop

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s extensive fire mitigation project this spring was shut down after the U.S. Forest Service broached concerns about the number of trees being cut down...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Giant American flag can’t be missed near Bayfield

Travelers on U.S. Highway 160 between Durango and Bayfield might have noticed a new addition to the skyline this week: A 100-foot metal pole wielding an American flag about the size of two coach...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

How GOP newcomer Lauren Boebert won the primary election

In a decisive Democratic primary election, former state legislator Diane Mitsch Bush prevailed over business owner James Iacino to earn a spot on the ballot for the 3rd Congressional District’s...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: 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 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Two staff members test positive for COVID at Durango nursing home

Four Corners Health Center says two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing to five the total number staff members who have tested positive since March. Sava Senior Care, which...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

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 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | 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

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