La Plata County Commissioner Westendorff to hold phone-in office hours

In an effort to follow public health guidance on social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff will not hold in-person office hours from 10 a.m....

DATE: April 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Domestic violence, burglaries increase during coronavirus lockdown

Domestic violence, neighborly disputes and burglaries are on the rise in La Plata County, a trend communities across the country are experiencing as a consequence of the coronavirus outbreak....

DATE: April 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Is Southwest Colorado prepared for a surge in coronavirus cases?

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to significantly hit Southwest Colorado in coming weeks, but health officials say the severity of the surge will be determined by how well residents have...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Campaigns for county commission adapt amid coronavirus outbreak

With the campaign trail upended by the coronavirus outbreak, candidates vying for a spot as La Plata County commissioner are instead taking their message and vision for election to online...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Pine River Cemetery to conduct annual spring cleanup

Pine River Cemetery will conduct the annual spring cleanup the first full week of April, beginning Monday. Decorations will be cleaned up and discarded. Any items friends and family wish to keep...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Upper Pine River Fire limits non-patient passengers on ambulances

To help prevent the spread of COVID19, as well as other viruses, Upper Pine River Fire District is changing its policy allowing non-patient passengers to ride in an ambulance with a patient. ...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Humane Society lays off staff, braces for revenue falls

The La Plata County Humane Society is in need of help after having to lay off nearly half of its staff because of the coronavirus outbreak, with significant revenue losses expected in coming weeks....

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees expands to nine seats

Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill adding two members to Fort Lewis College’s Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees will now have nine voting members and one faculty and student representative. The...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Can these homemade masks help Southwest Colorado defeat coronavirus?

During the first and second world wars, citizens grew victory gardens to feed hungry populations. The idea carried forward into the COVID-19 outbreak – but this time, people are making protective...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

2 Southern Ute employees test positive for COVID-19

Two employees of the Southern Ute Indian Tribal government have tested positive for COVID-19, and are in self-quarantine. A news release issued Sunday by the tribe said all appropriate steps are...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Southern Ute Tribal Council closes border, issues stay-at-home order

The Southern Ute Tribal Council issued a stay-at-home order and closed the reservation’s borders Wednesday, exempting only essential travel and work. As a sovereign nation, the tribe does not fall...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Colorado governor issues statewide stay-at-home order starting Thursday

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday said he was issuing a statewide stay-at-home order starting Thursday morning to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The order goes into effect at 6 a.m....

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

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