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Hickenlooper wary about adding Supreme Court justices

John Hickenlooper did not rule out an effort to expand the number of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, but was less than enthusiastic about supporting a so-called court-packing effort should...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local loan program helps small businesses in Southwest Colorado overcome COVID-19

When Momentum Fitness needed some tender loving financing to carry it through the COVID-19 pandemic, it turned to the Rapid Response and Recover Fund offered by First Southwest Community Fund....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Another Durango restaurant dealing with novel coronavirus

East by Southwest, a popular sushi, sashimi and Asian diner, is closing for several days after a waiter-trainee tested positive for COVID-19. Chef-owner Sergio Verduzco said the trainee last worked...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tri-State sets goal to reduce wholesale rates

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association board of directors has adopted a goal to reduce its wholesale electric rates for member utilities by 8% by the end of 2023. The board of directors...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Trump campaign visits Durango

Trump campaign volunteers and true believers had their batteries recharged by John Pence, nephew of the vice president, on Thursday at a thank you event held at the Wild Horse Saloon in Durango....

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

Albertsons, Safeway offer COVID-19 tests

The Albertsons pharmacy in Durango and the Safeway pharmacy in Cortez are offering saliva tests for COVID-19 for $139.99. Nikki Price, director of pharmacy operations for Albertsons and Safeway,...

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

Indigenous Peoples Day rally, march calls for the ‘Chief’ sign to come down

Indigenous Peoples Day in Durango culminated Monday evening with 150 people meeting in Buckley Park for a rally and then marching down Main Avenue to call for the “Chief” sign in front of Toh-Atin...

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

Needles Fire at Purgatory Resort north of Durango 100% contained

The 6-acre Needles Fire was listed as fully contained Sunday night with firefighters continuing to mop up and monitor the burn area. Esther Godson, spokeswoman with the San Juan National Forest,...

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

COVID-19 slowed economy, not yet impacting property tax collections

About the same number of people were delinquent on their property taxes in 2019 as compared with 2018 – the number of delinquencies not yet affected by the havoc wreaked on the economy beginning in...

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

Needles Fire near Purgatory Resort’s Lift 2 at 80% containment

Some 20 firefighters worked to complete and secure fire lines and to began mop up operations Sunday around the 6-acre Needles Fire, burning near Lift 2 of Purgatory Resort. The wildfire was listed...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman seriously injured in Jeep rollover near Telluride

A Jeep rolled off and down several switchbacks on Black Bear Pass onto Bridal Veil Road near Telluride on Saturday, seriously injuring a 23-year-old Durango woman who was in the passenger seat. The...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lara Spinu journey from Moldova to Durango leads her to open consignment shop

Lana Spinu’s path to become a small-business owner has been longer and filled with more obstacles and surprises than most, but that probably goes with the territory when you arrive in Durango in...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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