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Car parade protest in Durango questions wisdom of school reopenings

With horns blaring and cars bedecked with posters, about 20 vehicles drove through downtown Durango on Monday afternoon calling for schools to remain closed until no cases of COVID-19 have been...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man battled COVID-19. Now he’s fighting health restrictions

Jaime McMillan just overcame a six-week battle with COVID-19, but he’s worried health restrictions are now more of a menace to individual liberties and commerce than the virus is to public health....

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango city councilors take a spin around downtown

“This is tough. I’m not even going to try to open the door because I roll down the incline,” said City Councilor Barbara Noseworthy as she tried to get into the U.S. Post Office on Sunday while in...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy rains have CDOT cautioning about rock falls

Heavy monsoonal rains are expected in Southwest Colorado through Tuesday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue an unusual situation report to alert the public and first-responders to be...

DATE: July 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A new model for local news

With small-town newspapers struggling across the country, some even closing their doors, a Durango entrepreneur sees an opportunity producing videos to help keep local news viable. Laurie...

DATE: July 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fearful of virus, business denies health care worker pedicure in Durango

A business’ refusal to serve people based on their race, political beliefs, religion and gender affiliation is considered strictly off limits – even illegal – but what about the denial of service...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-end home sales take off across La Plata County

High-end home sales took off in the second quarter of 2020, but the number of condos and townhome sales in Durango plummeted as COVID-19 made its impact felt on La Plata County real estate....

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Matriarch of the James Ranch dies at 80

Linda Kay James, known to almost everyone in Durango as Kay, the matriarch of the James Ranch, which pioneered sustainable agricultural practices in Southwest Colorado, died Wednesday at the age of...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Department of Education offers school reopening guidance

Maximizing the amount of safe in-person learning for the upcoming school year was among the chief goals the Colorado Department of Education conveyed Monday during an online meeting about reopening...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoons arrive in Southwest Colorado

Better late than never, the scattered showers Southwest Colorado has received for more than a week are indeed the arrival of the monsoon season – a relief to many as the seasonal rains stayed south...

DATE: July 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA applauds ruling on contract buyout

A judge for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission ruled the refusal of Tri-State Generation and Transmission to offer an exit charge to La Plata Electric Association is unjust, unreasonable and...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Sen. Michael Bennet talks deficit, COVID response and masks in Durango visit

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is infuriated by one issue that gets the goat of many Americans – especially his political opponents in the Republican Party – the $26.5 trillion federal deficit But...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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