Polis drops mask mandate for indoor spaces where at least 80% of people are fully vaccinated

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Sunday eased the state’s coronavirus mask mandate once again, this time to allow people gathering in indoor spaces to ditch their face coverings as long as 80% of those...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango School District 9-R selects common reading to aid ‘cultural proficiency’

Durango School District 9-R has chosen a book, “Opening Doors,” to serve as a guide to aid cultural proficiency among teachers and administrators, as it seeks to close academic achievement gaps of...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango considers $6 million in alleyway improvements

Durango could spend $6 million over 10 years to address a long-standing problem around town: dirt alleys. The city has 28 unpaved alleys in its inventory. For years, residents have pushed to...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife officials find human remains in bears’ stomachs

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife pathologist found human remains inside the stomachs of a sow and her yearling that wildlife officers suspect of killing and eating a 39-year-old woman Friday night...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County woman hits 1,100 hours volunteering at Humane Society

Yam had a big moment in the play yard for dogs at the La Plata County Humane Society a couple of weeks ago: The shy dog, who usually scurries from strangers, allowed Autumn Tucson’s adviser at Big...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pathway to nowhere might go somewhere soon

Dear Action Line: What is with the Bike Path to Nowhere off College Drive? The whole path on the east side is wide and wonderful, including a nice swooping-upwards section across from Ted’s Rental...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | COLUMN: Action Line

Opposing Biden’s vision for public lands, hard-right group makes inroads in Colorado

Land grab or precious-resource preservation? The battle over where the truth – and where Westerners’ hearts – lie on that matter is rumbling through Colorado counties as a federal government...

DATE: May 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 concrete work begins Monday in west Durango

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Interstate Improvement Inc. will begin a project to improve the concrete driving surface Monday on U.S. Highway 160 in west Durango. Project...

DATE: May 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado ski areas aren’t talking about skier fatalities, but coroners are

At least 11 skiers were killed in traumatic crashes at Colorado’s 26 ski areas this season. That is about the average number for a ski season – “about” because it’s difficult to learn when and how...

DATE: May 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Farmington police honor three men for stopping knife-wielding man

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Police Department honored three people this week with Meritorious Citizen Awards for their help in stopping a knife-wielding man outside the Animas Valley Mall....

DATE: May 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Studio B: Fit body, fit mind

For Stacy Reuille-Dupont, Studio B is the culmination of a career that began in exercise physiology and later branched into psychology as she became fascinated with how her clients’ physical health...

DATE: May 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan County, N.M., receives failing score for air quality

FARMINGTON – San Juan County received a failing score from the American Lung Association in the annual State of the Air report because the county’s ozone levels were found to be too high. The...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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