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Mancos bridge replacement slated to run from May to August

The historic Main Street bridge in Mancos will be closed for four months beginning May 3 in order to widen it and bring it to load and rating standards. According to a news release, motor vehicle...

DATE: April 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board announces finalists for superintendent job

The Montezuma-Cortez Board of Education has narrowed its search to replace longtime Superintendent Lori Haukeness to two candidates. With Haukeness set to retire at the end of the school year, the...

DATE: April 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Abandoned M&M truck stop in Cortez is demolished

Demolition has been completed for the old M&M Truck stop south of Cortez to make room for a new Love’s Travel Stop. Envirotech Inc., of Farmington, was contracted by Love’s to knock down and remove...

DATE: April 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for April 19-23

Information and agendas about local meetings City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: www.bayfieldgov.org ...

DATE: April 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sens. Bennet, Romney reintroduce wildfire cleanup bill

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Mitt Romney reintroduced a bill this week that would aid in wildfire cleanup. If passed, the bill would direct the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take measures to...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly $1.5 million pours into Colorado for Rep. Lauren Boebert, Kerry Donovan

The 2022 battle for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District seat is off to a hot fundraising start with incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert raising about 28% of her entire 2020 take in a...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers plant trees in the 416 Fire burn area

Despite a snowy forecast, a group of volunteers gathered at 9 a.m. Saturday in the 416 Fire burn area near Hermosa for an Arbor Day tree planting. The planting was organized by the nonprofit...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County property values increase after appraisals

Reappraised property values in La Plata County showed an increase in both residential and commercial properties throughout the county, according to La Plata County Assessor Carrie Woodson. Every...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

With vaccinations, a semblance of normalcy returns to La Plata County nursing homes

A semblance of normalcy is returning to La Plata County’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Residents can join in on bingo, manicures and movies. They can visit with their families....

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County sees uptick in COVID-19 cases

Like many other parts of the country, Montezuma County has experienced an uptick in coronavirus cases over the past few weeks. According to data from the Montezuma County Public Health Department,...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dusty snow tied to shorter spring runoff in Southwest Colorado

The Southwest Colorado snowpack has seen five notable layers of dust this winter, each with the capacity to have a big impact on spring runoff. Little dark specks of dust absorb more solar...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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