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Durango airport fared better than most in 2020

The number of passengers traveling through the Durango-La Plata County Airport decreased 49% in 2020, but the airport is recovering faster from the impacts of COVID-19 than many U.S. airports. The...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is a new grocery store in Durango’s future?

Most Durangoans are familiar with the city’s big four grocery stores – two City Markets, an Albertsons and a Walmart. Could we soon see five? The answer to the question depends on whom you are...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wednesday storm could bring 8 inches of snow to San Juan Mountains

A storm expected to hit Southwest Colorado on Wednesday could bring between 4 to 8 inches of snow in the San Juan Mountains with up to half an inch of accumulation in Durango and Pagosa Springs....

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County meets COVID-19 Level Orange metrics

La Plata County this week moved into Level Orange on the state’s COVID-19 status dial, an improvement over Level Red, giving 54 restaurants that have achieved 5-Star certification the ability to...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Life springs back at Fort Lewis College

Dee Redsteer is a self-proclaimed “Zoom hater.” For her, Monday was a long time coming – the first day of in-person classes at Fort Lewis College since mid-November, when spiking COVID-19...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warning shot fired after snow shoveling dispute

A dispute about snow shoveling Saturday evening among three men at the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park led to a warning shot being fired into the ground. La Plata County Sheriff’s deputies are...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

18 active COVID-19 outbreaks reported in Montezuma County

Montezuma County has 18 active COVID-19 outbreaks, with 63 total positive cases, in data released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The latest case reported was...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than 2,600 first doses of COVID-19 shots given in Montezuma County

As more people are vaccinated for COVID-19, it would help if they alerted the different health providers where they have lined up for an appointment to let them know they have obtained shots...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sanctuary movement will call on Biden to free Rosa Sabido, others in sanctuary

Leaders of the National Sanctuary Collective will hold a virtual news conference Tuesday calling on President Joe Biden to free about 45 people who are in the country illegally and have taken up...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

More snow expected Monday evening and Tuesday in Cortez

A third punch from a low-pressure system that has fed snow over Southwest Colorado since last week is expected to arrive Monday evening and could bring up to 2 inches to Cortez before it departs...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango photographer Branson Reynolds dies at 74

Durango photographer Branson Reynolds, known for his love the mountains, deserts, rivers and Indigenous people of the Four Corners, died Jan. 14 after suffering complications from heart surgery....

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected through Tuesday in Southwest Colorado

A multiple-day storm brought a second wave snow into Southwest Colorado early Sunday, and a third burst of powder is expected Monday evening before the storm clears the area. A high-pressure ridge...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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