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Mesa Verde National Park announces partial reopening Sunday

Mesa Verde National Park will partially reopen Sunday after being closed for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The park will increase visitor access with a phased approach, and...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

San Juan National Forest opens some camps before Memorial Day weekend

The San Juan National Forest will start to reopen campgrounds before Memorial Day weekend. According to a news release issued Wednesday, “several developed recreation sites” will open Friday....

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Kindergarten students have day to shine at drive-thru graduation

Ignacio Elementary School staff put on a socially distanced, drive-thru graduation ceremony to celebrate kindergarten students while preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Friday’s event served...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Cy Scarborough, co-founder of Bar D Chuckwagon, dies at 93

Cy C. Scarborough, a businessman, comedian and entertainer who performed for millions of guests at Durango’s iconic Bar D Chuckwagon, died Monday of natural causes complicated by underlying health...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County man died of heart complications, not COVID-19, coroner rules

An 80-year-old man reported to be La Plata County’s only confirmed COVID-19 fatality died of congestive heart failure, not the novel coronavirus, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith....

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango doctor shares experience fighting COVID-19 in Farmington

FARMINGTON – When cases of COVID-19 began to rise in the region, Jenny Hargrove and her family discussed whether she should move out of their Durango home. Hargrove, an emergency medicine physician...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Fate of Durango J.C. Penney to be announced in coming weeks

J.C. Penney, which announced late last week it will close some stores under Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, will name stores to be closed and specific details about their closing “in the...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado clarifies data reporting of COVID-19 deaths

Colorado changed the way it is reporting deaths related to COVID-19 that could clarify the state’s understanding of the disease. Days after Montezuma County disputed the state’s coronavirus death...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

LPEA elections result in close races, election upset

La Plata Electric Association customers voted two newcomers and two incumbents onto the association’s board after some close races and an election upset, according to final results released during...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Dangerously dry early summer looks likely for S.W. Colorado

Portions of northeastern La Plata County have been placed in extreme drought and the remainder of the county, along with Montezuma County, is listed in severe drought, with the National Weather...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Silverton cancels its famed Fourth of July celebration

Silverton has canceled its famed Fourth of July celebration, event organizers announced Friday. DeAnne Gallegos, director of the Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce, said financial difficulties led...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Photos: Salute to health care workers

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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