No derby or carnivals, but La Plata County Fair will offer what it can

There won’t be any carnivals or rodeos this summer, but the La Plata County Fair is offering what it can given state health restrictions in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. “It’s...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Former sheriff’s deputy who taught scam avoidance almost falls for phone scam

Scammers pretending to be representatives of the Dish Network, a satellite television company, are calling people in the area and offering a fraudulent discount in exchange for a security deposit...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

RVs prove popular in Southwest Colorado for mid-pandemic vacationers

The coronavirus pandemic halted much of the travel industry in late March, an industry that helps fuel Durango’s economy. Flights were grounded, hotel rooms were left vacant and people were told to...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango-La Plata County Airport sees increase in air travel

The number of airline passengers traveling through Durango-La Plata County Airport has increased steadily since the coronavirus pandemic nearly halted air travel in April. “Our trajectory continues...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Original farmers market in Bayfield didn’t open this year, future uncertain

The Bayfield Farmers Market, which has run for more than 30 years, did not open this summer, primarily because of licensing issues for vendors, said market administrator Jacqui Day. The market,...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado Department of Education offers school reopening guidance

Maximizing the amount of safe in-person learning for the upcoming school year was among the chief goals the Colorado Department of Education conveyed Monday during an online meeting about reopening...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Monsoons arrive in Southwest Colorado

Better late than never, the scattered showers Southwest Colorado has received for more than a week are indeed the arrival of the monsoon season – a relief to many as the seasonal rains stayed south...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College drops SAT, ACT tests for 2021-22 year

First-year students for the 2021-22 school year will not have to take SAT or ACT tests to gain admission to Fort Lewis College after many students were unable or schedule dates for the...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Man shot by Southern Ute police has lawsuit dismissed by appeals court

An Ignacio man who was shot by an officer with the Southern Ute Police Department had his lawsuit tossed last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals. According to court filings, Anthony Martinez invited...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute government issues mandatory mask order

Masks are required within Southern Ute reservation boundaries, according to a new order issued by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. The order, which applies to tribal members and the general public,...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

‘Biggest project’ about to break ground in Southwest Colorado

Work on the final phase to connect the “Bridge to Nowhere” to U.S. Highway 550 atop Farmington Hill is scheduled to begin in early August, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation....

DATE: July 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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