Outbreak of COVID-19 cases reported at downtown Durango construction site

An outbreak of COVID-19 cases has been reported at a downtown Durango construction site, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. Claire Ninde, spokeswoman for the health department, said five...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

Ranchers, lawmakers search for solutions to beef bottleneck

Scott Bell, a rancher in Dolores, had to sell off 140 cow-cattle pairs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the disease has rippled through the United States, it has shut down dozens of...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Habitat for Humanity builds despite coronavirus challenges

Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County is staying on mission by building houses for those in need, but its future is uncertain during the coronavirus pandemic. The organization’s ReStore, a...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County approves variance request

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution to seek a variance from Gov. Jared Polis’ public health order to reopen some businesses still shut down. But they...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 41 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

What you need to know about voting in the June 30 primary

Voters in La Plata County will get their primary election ballots in the mail by June 12 and should complete and mail them by June 22 to make sure they are counted for the June 30 primary election....

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Lawyer finds his niche as government watchdog

Matt Roane, an attorney in Archuleta County, knows he is not universally loved, but he hopes his work fighting open records issues will spur a movement of government watchdogs. Roane has found a...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

WATCH: In a rare sighting, moose visits Durango

A moose was spotted in north Durango last week, a rather rare sight for an animal more known to wander the high country. Kirby McLaurin, who lives in the River View Mobile Home Park near Oxbow Park...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Virtual caps fly for Fort Lewis College graduates

There were no hugs, handshakes, whoops or hollers, but just over 450 students graduated Friday from Fort Lewis College as part of a virtual ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2020. The event –...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

The face of Builders FirstSource in Durango retires after 23 years

Builders, home-improvement hobbyists and hardware connoisseurs are losing a friendly face at Builders FirstSource in Durango: Bill Cherry is retiring after 23 years with the business. Cherry, born...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Rare cutthroat trout, saved in 416 Fire, set to be released back into the wild

While firefighting crews were in the throes of battling the 416 Fire as it rapidly spread through the San Juan National Forest north of Durango in June 2018, an unlikely rescue mission was being...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Library offers curbside services

Pine River Library now offers curbside checkouts of library materials. Patrons may pick up materials from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Patrons may request up...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

KSUT broadcasting new signal from Ute Mountain

After three years of work, KSUT has connected the two sisters tribes of Southwest Colorado through Tribal Radio, with a new FM signal broadcasting off Hermano Peak on Ute Mountain. The signal went...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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