Rain may help curb human-bear conflicts

Bear activity in La Plata County has been quiet so far this year, but weather conditions over the next couple of weeks will play a major role in whether enough food is available during the animals’...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

As pandemic protections expire, renters need new deal to stave off eviction

Democrats and Republicans are working on a compromise to pass a second relief package for a nation still struggling with its response to the coronavirus pandemic. The relief would come none too...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Nationwide coin shortage leaves Durango businesses pinching pennies

La Plata County banks, laundromats and car washes are seeing the signs of yet another unexpected disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic – a coin shortage. Word of a coin supply disruption...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Independent La Plata County commission candidates make November ballot

It’s official: La Plata County’s two independent candidates for county commissioner are on the November ballot. As part of Colorado law, independent candidates must collect the number of signatures...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe rescinds Stage 1, Stage 2 fire restrictions

Because of the recent and widespread monsoon moisture, Stage 1 and Stage 2 fire restrictions have been rescinded for all trust lands throughout the Southern Ute Indian Reservation as of Wednesday. ...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield School District delays start

Bayfield schools will open a week late, Aug. 24, but the exact manner of schooling during the coronavirus pandemic has yet to be determined. La Plata County school districts have been weighing...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield celebrates Ed Morlan Day with food drive

With empty boxes and a “food drive” sign, Jackie Morlan set up shop Tuesday on Mill Street in Bayfield to celebrate Ed Morlan Day by organizing a community food drive. Ed Morlan Day, originally...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango group requires rescue after boat capsizes on Navajo Lake

A group from Durango required rescue at Navajo Lake on Monday after a boat capsized from a 6-foot wave during a storm. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe Lewandowski said park rangers...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

How are local ski areas preparing for uncertain future in public health?

In an era dominated by COVID-19, Roseanne and Davey Pitcher are trying to be proactive about reopening Wolf Creek Ski Area for the upcoming ski season. Purgatory Resort, unlike Wolf Creek, has been...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Historic landscape in Southwest Colorado now permanently protected

For 30 years, Tom Macy has been working to preserve a 65,000-acre swath of land in the Navajo River Watershed of Southwest Colorado. As the Western representative for The Conservation Fund, an...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute tribe to offer free, communitywide testing

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe will hold its second communitywide testing event Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 to identify any COVID-19 hot spots within the community. The tribe and its partners, International...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

What regions pose biggest COVID-19 threat to Southwest Colorado?

Through new technology, local health experts are able to better pinpoint what outside regions pose the biggest risk to Southwest Colorado for COVID-19, and the results boil down to two of Durango’s...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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