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New Mexico man diagnosed with bubonic plague

FARMINGTON – New Mexico has its first positive human plague case in 2020. A Santa Fe County man in his 60s was diagnosed with bubonic plague and is recovering in a local hospital, the New Mexico...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Centura Health faces class-action lawsuit over billing practices

Franklin Walter went to Mercy Regional Medical Center for a routine knee replacement in April 2019. What he came away with two months later was a surprise bill totaling $1,216.73. Without an...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Fearful of virus, business denies health care worker pedicure in Durango

A business’ refusal to serve people based on their race, political beliefs, religion and gender affiliation is considered strictly off limits – even illegal – but what about the denial of service...

DATE: July 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango police officers quit over accountability law

A new law meant to enhance accountability in law enforcement in Colorado has caused at least two officers to leave their positions at the Durango Police Department, and several others to take time...

DATE: July 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango man’s family: Death made COVID-19 real

As Roland Woody entered his fourth week at Mercy Regional Medical Center battling complications with COVID-19, his family gathered around a video chat to say their final goodbyes. “We told him we...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Mercy limits COVID testing; other centers prioritize who gets them

Mercy Regional Medical Center will decrease its daily COVID-19 testing starting Monday, which prompted other testing centers in La Plata and Archuleta counties to prioritize who gets tested first....

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Heavy rains, flash flooding expected for Southwest Colorado

After a period of high temperatures in early July, afternoon rain showers have brought cooler temperatures to Southwest Colorado. But the National Weather Service said the rains will grow in...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

New housing project chips away at senior living needs in Durango

A new 53-unit affordable housing project for low-income senior citizens will soon open its doors, filling a major gap in La Plata County. Construction of the housing project in Three Springs along...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Independent La Plata County commission candidates turn in signatures

Two independent candidates running for a seat on the La Plata County commission this November handed in signatures Thursday in an attempt to qualify to appear on the ballot. As part of Colorado...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County’s new land-use code clears major hurdle

La Plata County’s more than four-year attempt to update its land-use code passed a major hurdle Thursday. The La Plata County Planning Commission, charged with giving county commissioners a...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Library announces August updates and activities

Pine River Library is now open to the public. In order to keep the community safe and healthy, the library is following safety protocols required by the state of Colorado and San Juan Public Health...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield schools release plan for reopening

The Bayfield School District released a draft of its reopening plan for the first time Wednesday, a day after a school board meeting that drew 100 people and comments from almost 20 concerned...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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