Economists don’t see recession in 2020, including Southwest Colorado

With the United States in its longest economic expansion ever, worry about when the next recession hits and how it might harm Southwest Colorado seemed to be a shadow looming over the 28th annual...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Community honors longtime firefighter who served regionally

FARMINGTON – Two large flags framed the entrance of San Juan College while first-responder and fire engines lined the curb in front of the Henderson Fine Arts Center on Thursday for the memorial...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango DMV begins offering driver’s licenses to rural immigrants

The Division of Motor Vehicles office in Durango has begun offering its first driver’s license appointments to undocumented and temporary legal immigrants. In 2013, the Colorado Legislature passed...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Investigation fails to find cause of double-fatal crash on Hwy. 550

An investigation has turned up empty as to why a longtime Durango man crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 550 in August, causing a head-on crash that killed him and a mother of two. On Aug. 23,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Spring children’s programs begin Tuesday at Pine River Library

Pine River Library’s new spring programming schedule for kids begins Tuesday, Jan. 7. Gamer Club will still be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays, with the first program running Jan. 13. Groove and...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Breaking up with sugar class will be held Wednesday

Local dietitian and health coach Fran Sutherlin will explain how sugar affects the body from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. People will learn the three key...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Library to begin programs for teens

For children in grades six through 12, the Pine River Library offers weekday programs and snacks for teens from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.. The next round of programming will start Wednesday. On Mondays,...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Mercy Regional Medical Center sees increase in flu cases

Mercy Regional Medical Center is seeing far more cases of flu this year than last year, as flu season nears its typical January peak. The hospital has seen 34 cases of flu and four patients who...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado on solid financial ground after dire shortfall

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado raised $100,000 in the final months of the year, putting the nonprofit on solid financial ground after it faced a major budget shortfall. “I am just...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Tipton challenger: Incumbent too media shy

Lauren Boebert, the pistol-packing owner of Shooters Grill in Rifle, is moving full-speed ahead with her primary challenge to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez – unperturbed by President...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Three regional hospitals welcome in first babies of 2020

Three regional hospitals – Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez and San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington – welcomed in the first-born babies of...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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