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Mexican immigrant places hope in private bill after years in sanctuary

When longtime Cortez resident Rosa Sabido first sought sanctuary from deportation in Mancos United Methodist Church more than 1,000 days ago, she expected to stay for a few weeks to a year. As the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R board asks superintendent to end partial-lunch policy

The Durango School District 9-R board informally agreed Tuesday to change a policy that says students with outstanding lunch debt will receive partial lunches. The decision to change policy came...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R board hits ‘like’ button on cellphone ban

Durango School District 9-R board members expressed interest, even enthusiasm, about a possible ban on student cellphone use in elementary and middle schools. The board is reviewing a proposed ban...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Medicare penalizes Mercy Regional Medical Center for post-care complications

Medicare is financially penalizing Mercy Regional Medical Center for high rates of health problems associated with hospital care, such as infections occurring after surgery. The hospital was...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County groups work to avoid an undercount in 2020 census

More than a fifth of La Plata County residents are unlikely to respond to the upcoming census, but a core group of about 20 organizations is working to ensure hard-to-count groups, such as...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manna helps Fort Lewis College students enroll in federal food assistance

A Durango nonprofit began work in January at Fort Lewis College to break the stereotype that students should exist on ramen noodles. Instead, the group is helping students enroll in federal...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington man in town for Snowdown found with drugs

The Durango Police Department seized $1,400 in cash, 5.1 grams of cocaine, 138 tabs of LSD and 4.45 grams of ketamine in a traffic stop Thursday night in north Durango, the agency said. The Police...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College to review investments for environmental, social impact

Fort Lewis College announced Monday a portion of its investments – about $7.8 million – will be vetted annually for its impact on humanity and the environment. Students have been advocating since...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supernova furniture moves to Bodo to accommodate growth

Supernova Furniture, Sleep Gallery & Home has moved from downtown Durango to the building formerly occupied by Matlock Furniture and Mattress in Bodo Industrial Park to accommodate growth....

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners urge action on new homeless camp

La Plata County commissioners questioned why a new organized camp was not a top priority in a public review Wednesday of a proposed strategic plan to address homelessness. The commissioners...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reflexology unlocks pain relief by treating nerves in the feet

Feet get shoved into shoes, pounded into the pavement and sometimes neglected, but they can hold the key to pain relief for some patients. Nerve endings in feet are linked to internal organs and...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Colorado minimum wage reaches $12. Is it enough to live in La Plata County?

Four years of minimum wage increases in Colorado have put more money into the pockets of La Plata County workers, but some argue it is not enough. Minimum wage increased incrementally from $8.31...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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