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Primary ballots arrive in La Plata County mailboxes

Registered voters in La Plata County should have received mail-in ballots for the upcoming June 30 primary election. Tiffany Parker, La Plata County Clerk & Recorder, said ballots were mailed...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

AmeriCorps programs to hire 350 contact tracers

FARMINGTON – Local nonprofit and national service agencies are hiring for a new AmeriCorps contact-tracing program to assist public health officials in tracking the spread of the coronavirus....

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

In candidates’ forum, rivals call out Rep. Scott Tipton’s absence

As candidates prepare for the June 30 primary election, many are hoping to cast Rep. Scott Tipton as an out-of-touch millionaire more concerned with President Donald Trump than his constituents. ...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield residents say no to a mandatory face mask order

A survey conducted by the town of Bayfield shows residents do not want a mandatory mask order to be issued by the town. Public health officials say face coverings reduce transmission of the...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield petition moves to ban Confederate flag from parades

A petition against the Confederate flag float that occasionally appears in Bayfield’s Fourth of July parade has gathered about 3,400 signatures of support ... and counting. Two Bayfield residents,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Are we ready to fly again? Durango airport sees uptick in passengers

Durango-La Plata County Airport looks different now than it did this time last year. In the busy summer months, the parking lot normally holds almost 600 cars. The new normal since the outbreak of...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe conducts sweeping communitywide COVID testing

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe embarked on a multi-day COVID-19 testing event this week in an effort to better understand any transmission of the coronavirus in the tribal community. The tribe, in...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Vaccination bill heads to Colorado governor’s desk

The Colorado House of Representatives passed a bill this week that will allow the Department of Public Health and Environment to track whether children in the state are vaccinated or not...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Despite pandemic, La Plata County commissioner candidates raise, spend thousands

With restrictions related to the novel coronavirus outbreak aimed at reducing crowds, candidates for La Plata County commissioner are increasingly spending their campaign funds on social media...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

D&SNG hopes to run at 50% capacity by end of month

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad now says it can turn a profit running at 50% capacity and hopes to resume limited service trips by the last week of June. “It’s just going to have to...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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