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Newest library district gets website

Colorado’s youngest library district has entered the digital age with a new website. The Southwest La Plata Library District announced its new website, developed with the help of COLibraries and...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango Farmers Market opens with a few changes

Durango Farmers Market opened as scheduled Saturday but with a few notable differences in our new coronavirus world, including expanded distance between booths, face coverings for vendors and...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County reports its first confirmed COVID-19 death

La Plata County has its first confirmed COVID-19-related death, San Juan Basin Public Health announced Saturday. The adult resident marks the first lab-confirmed person to die from the disease in...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

San Juan Basin Public Health now knows how many COVID-19 tests have been performed

San Juan Basin Public Health finally has a better handle on the number of COVID-19 tests performed in the region, with Mercy Regional Medical Center providing its data directly to the local health...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southwest Colorado’s ‘mega-drought’ raises wildfire concerns

Extreme drought has crept back into Southwest Colorado. This time last year, after the winter of 2018-19 brought significant snowpack to the Rocky Mountains, headlines and reports across the West...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

84 Fire is fully contained, officials say

A wildfire burning northeast of Durango that initially posed a risk to homes when it broke out earlier this week was fully contained Thursday, La Plata County spokeswoman Megan Graham said. The 84...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Coronavirus testing bolstered in Southwest Colorado

Testing capabilities for the coronavirus just increased in Southwest Colorado. San Juan Basin Public Health and Mercy Regional Medical Center announced Wednesday they have partnered to offer free...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio prepares, with a bit of caution, to reopen businesses

Ignacio is showing signs of reopening alongside other parts of La Plata County, despite the small town’s proximity to large coronavirus outbreaks in New Mexico. The next wave of business reopenings...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Library begins curbside checkout

Pine River Library will begin offering curbside checkouts of library materials Monday. Patrons will be able to pick up materials from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Vallecito marina to reopen after legal dispute reaches resolution

Vallecito Marina, 18 miles northeast of Durango, will open this weekend after a legal dispute among managers put its reopening date for the summer season in jeopardy. After months of negotiations,...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Wildfire started by someone cutting pipe; firefighters call it a ‘simple mistake’

A wildfire burning northeast of Durango is believed to be 50% contained as of Wednesday morning, said La Plata County spokeswoman Megan Graham. Aerial crews spent Tuesday night forming a perimeter...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Evacuation orders lifted; firefighting operations to resume Wednesday

Evacuation orders were lifted Tuesday evening as fire crews managed to get a wildfire northeast of Durango into a stable position where it no longer posed an immediate threat to homes in the area....

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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