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Second wave of precipitation expected in Southwest Colorado

More precipitation, some of it coming as snow, is expected early Monday morning as a second cell of a two-punch storm moves through Southwest Colorado. Tom Renwick, meteorologist with the National...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington High School grad tells a story of forgiveness

In 2002, Sarah Swindell was living the perfect life. Her husband, Greg, had just won the World Series with the Houston Astros, and she had just had her fourth child, a son. Little did she suspect...

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

Eight students quarantine at The Juniper School in Durango

Eight students and four staff members at The Juniper School began a quarantine Tuesday after an individual at the school tested positive for COVID-19. The exposure affected only one cohort at the...

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

Quarantines begin for 82 students, 11 staff members at Durango schools

Sixty students at Escalante Middle School and 22 students at Durango High School have begun quarantines after exposures to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, seven...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A new voter turnout record in La Plata County?

Despite the first worldwide pandemic since 1918, or maybe because of it, La Plata County is on pace to shatter voter turnout numbers in a presidential year dating to at least 1984. “I’m expecting...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Ski Area to offer limited opening this week

A snowstorm delivered only a glancing blow this week to Southwest Colorado – but it brought enough snow for Wolf Creek Ski Area to begin a limited opening beginning Wednesday. Roseanne Pitcher,...

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

Colorado Public Utility Commission dismisses LPEA complaint against Tri-State

The Colorado Public Utility Commission has determined it has no jurisdiction to rule in La Plata Electric Association’s contract buyout dispute with its power supplier, Tri-State Generation and...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Snow expected: 16 inches up high, 5 inches in Durango

A snowstorm is expected to leave 3 to 5 inches in Durango and up to 16 inches in the San Juan Mountains between Sunday night and Tuesday morning, and it should also put an end to the threat from...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why so many homebuyers are picking Durango

Jamie Kruft and her husband, Ed, knew they were going to live in Colorado eventually. The COVID-19 pandemic and the rapid shift in workplaces to accommodate telecommuting simply accelerated their...

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

Local group will offer low-cost health insurance plans in Southwest Colorado

Negotiations to offer a new health insurance option that lowers costs for both employers and employees in Southwest Colorado appears to have paid off. The Southwest Health Alliance , a group of...

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

Helping crime victims helps the bottom line

Victim Service Tracking may not quite be an overnight success – it’s been in operation since October 2014 – but it’s certainly hitting its stride now. The maker of software that tracks...

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

Democrats rally the vote at Buckley Park

The Democratic Party’s “Soul of the Nation” bus tour began its Colorado leg Thursday in Durango, stopping in Buckley Park, where candidates and party leaders milled with voters and helped hand out...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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