Upper Pine River Fire Protection District earns award

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Upper Pine River Fire Protection District by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States...

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

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Health officials confirm 3 new cases of coronavirus in Southwest Colorado

Health officials in Southwest Colorado have confirmed more positive cases of the coronavirus, which will likely result in more strict measures on the community to reduce the disease’s spread. On...

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

DirecTV adds Denver’s ABC affiliate to La Plata County subscribers

Denver affiliates for ABC (KMGH) and FOX (KDVR) are available in La Plata County to subscribers of DISH Network, but some viewers are having trouble finding them: ABC is on Channel 10 and FOX is on...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Stay-at-home advisory issued for La Plata, Archuleta counties

A stay-at-home advisory was issued Monday afternoon by San Juan Basin Public Health, just hours after La Plata County’s first confirmed case of coronavirus was announced. San Juan Basin Public...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

UPDATE: La Plata County’s first COVID-19 case was tested in Cortez

La Plata County announced its first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 on Monday, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. The case is an adult resident of the county, but the health...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Mental health professionals share insight into coping with COVID-19

It has been more than two weeks since Gov. Jared Polis announced the first COVID-19 case in Colorado, and nearly two months since Washington state reported its first case. If time since then has...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

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Drive-thru testing site to become operational Friday, Saturday

San Juan Basin Public Health is opening a temporary drive-thru testing site Friday and Saturday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds to collect COVID-19 data. Limited testing will be conducted at the...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Bayfield, Forest Lakes respond to emergency declaration

The town of Bayfield, the Bayfield School District and other Bayfield-area entities announced closures and policy updates in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and La Plata County’s emergency...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Southern Ute Tribal Council closes casino gaming, governmental departments in response to COVID-19

Indian Country has mobilized to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its associated illness, COVID-19. Like tribes around North America,the Southern Ute Indian Tribe has...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

As schools close, coronavirus highlights digital divide in Southwest Colorado

Following the lead of other states across the country, Colorado shuttered schools and businesses practically overnight. Workers were told to login at home, and some can’t work at all. Colleges and...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

A list of closures, cancellations and notices across La Plata County

Numerous closures have been announced across Southwest Colorado as a result of the spreading coronavirus. As of Wednesday, La Plata County had no presumptive positive cases of COVID-19. Colorado...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

San Miguel County, Telluride face shelter-in-place order

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the San Miguel County Department of Public Health has initiated a series of public health orders, including a sheltering-in-place requirement in effect...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

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