Passenger traffic at the Durango Airport dropped to just 5 percent of average when the pandemic hit La Plata in March. It’s slowly inching back up as passengers feel more comfortable about airline travel.
We talked with three restaurant owners about their adjustments to social-distancing recommendations as they re-open for business, and some of the changes look like they’re here to stay!
San Juan Basin Public Health reported a 42 percent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in La Plata County during the last two weeks of June as Durango re-opens and visitors arrive on summer vacation.
Jolie Ensign, nutritionist with Habit, recommends that you keep a journal about the foods you eat, not to count calories, but to observe how foods make you feel mentally and physically.
The Clarks, owners of the 60-year-old Toh-Atin Gallery, say the protests over the historic Chief sign couldn’t have come at a worst time as they struggle to stay in business during the pandemic.
We talk with Christine Serwe, president of the Durango Area Association of Realtors, about whether Durango can expect an influx of urbanites who want to live in a healthier, safer community after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The more information that the area’s human-services agencies have about the population, the more revenues they can raise through grants, federal and state funding. So, fill out your census questionnaire.
Tailwind Nutrition started out as a business to provide good, easy-to-digest energy for endurance athletes, and now, their products are energizing the frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tattoo artists always have practiced good hygiene and sanitizing procedures, but reopening in the ‘new normal’ after the pandemic closures has been more challenging as a business.
After 13 weeks sequestered in your house, you may have soothed your anxiety with chips, cookies, and all manner of sugary foods. We offer a Road to Recovery with a 5-Week Nutrition Reboot.
You may not be able to tour the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park, but you can still enjoy the cultural history and magnificent environment from the rim drives.
If your kids are bouncing off the walls after three months of social distancing at home, consider enrolling them in a weeklong STEM camp at the Powerhouse Science Center this summer.
Tourism nationwide is expected to lose more than 45 percent of its revenues this year because of the pandemic, but the Durango Area Tourism Office has a plan to bring visitors back to SWCO.
The Fiora family has had to try some creative marketing strategies to sell lots in Edgemont Highlands with social-distancing restrictions in place. So they’re throwing a drive-in lot tour event, complete with door prizes. Find out when it is!
Gene Trujillo talks about his "road to recovery" as he makes the best of the economic challenges from the pandemic.
The Cyprus Cafe was one of the first restaurants that fell victim to the COVID-19 business closures. But former owner Alison Dance decided to bring back her Mediterranean menu at Dandelion Cafe.
The East Canyon Fire west of Cherry Creek Road has sparked evacuations, new pre-evacuation orders to three miles east of Cherry Creek Road, and closed U.S. Highway 160.
Durango High School seniors will be able to walk across the stage to accept their diplomas in an unusual drive-in ceremony reminiscent of old drive-in movies. Ceremonies start at 10 a.m. on June 13.
When Durango-area residents take to the streets to protest police brutality and racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death, the Durango Police Department will be unobtrusively present.
A rare subspecies of cutthroat trout found only in isolated streams of the San Juan Mountains is on its way back from near extinction, thanks to biologists at the Colorado Fish Hatchery in Durango.
New listings are coming online, properties are going under contract, and sales resume as La Plata County begins to reopen. Can commercial real estate weather the storm?
Charles Leslie, director of the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, says the popular Music in the Park summer concert series will head online with artists performing from the concert-hall stage and from their home studios.
When parents are involved in a bitter divorce, children often become the victims on the battleground. A non-profit offers a safe haven for kids while they interact with one parent or another.
Ben Frihauf with Farmers Insurance of Durango offers advice about your insurance policies and what discounts and rebates may be coming your way in the wake of the pandemic.
While the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad waits for approval from the state Health Department to begin runs to Silverton, an symbolic train delivered hope to the tiny town.
Passenger traffic at the Durango Airport has declined by 85 to 95 percent during the past two months. Find out how that has affected operations and what to expect when you travel again.
Durango approved an urban renewal authority that will allow it to provide financial support to developers to build affordable housing, infrastructure, or other economically beneficial projects.
Ski Barn owner Bill Brown found himself thousands of dollars in deposits to return when Gov. Polis closed all the ski areas in the state. But an emergency loan helped him emerge into a biking boom.
If you want to build resiliency in your kids, don’t be too quick to rescue them. Let them struggle or try to solve problems on their own before you rush in and try to solve their problems for them.
Cream Bean Berry owner Katie Burford talks about her new ice cream outlet parked at Birds Restaurant on North Main Avenue, and how she hasn’t had to modify her business that drastically for social-distancing.
Citing safety and the support from local businesses, the Durango City Council agreed to issue an emergency order that requires anyone entering a business or public building in town to wear a mask.
Farmers pooled resources to build an online e-commerce site to sell their produce this year, and it’s turned out to be a boon during the pandemic. Just order what you want, and pick it up on Thursdays.
Dave Woodruff, manager of El Moro Restaurant and president of the Durango Restaurant Association, talks about the impact of the pandemic on the hospitality industry and how you can help restaurants stay in business.
Durango Police Officer Forrest Kinney enjoys weight-lifting, rafting, traveling and the beauty of the San Juan Mountains. But he became a police officer because he likes helping people.
Local leaders provide an update of the past week's developments concerning the pandemic's impact on the community.
Can restaurants open safely and protect their customers from the spread of the coronavirus? One restaurant owner thinks so by installing protective barriers and adopting social-distancing practices.
State campgrounds and area marinas will be open for Memorial Day Weekend, but developed recreation areas in the San Juan National Forest will closed, and there’s a fire ban.
We talk with 11th Street Station owner Marcos Wisner and his stable of food-cart vendors to learn have adjusted to the pandemic closures and how pivoted to offer online ordering and delivery.
A local youth activities group has joined forces with Celebrating Healthy Communities to provide families with free art supplies to brighten their neighborhoods with ‘Spread Cheer, Not COVID’ posters.
The Montezuma County Commissioners have asked for an exemption to Safer-at-Home regulations so that more businesses can re-open to jump start an already depressed economy.
Purgatory Resort General Manager Dave Rathbun talks about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected operations. And what about the future? Will the resort open for summer operations/
Farmers markets are considered an essential service because they provide food for the community. But this year’s social-distancing rules will change how you pick out your food and your socializing.
Residential property owners continued to list their properties during the April COVID-19 shutdown, although in fewer numbers than during the same period last year. Find out how sales prices fared from Alpenglow Properties’ Dan Korman.
Community leaders talk about the week's issues during the Safer-at-Home Chapter of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Animas High School seniors whose capstone projects disappeared with the stay-at-home orders in March turned to running errands, tutoring online and helping community-service agencies.
Local yoga and fitness instructors are learning to exercise their technical muscles to bring classes to their clients online, and it may prove to be so popular that online instruction may be here to stay.
When the summer tourism season appeared to be disappearing from COVID-19 restrictions, Roll E-Bike owner Claire Attkisson decided to turn her fleet of rental bikes into a food-delivery service.
It’s an old-fashioned practice in the medical world: Making house calls. But Nurse Practitioner Bronwyn Radcliffe thinks the way of the past is the wave of the future. (News director’s note: We used an incorrect last name for Ms. Radcliffe in our original post.)
San Juan Basin Public Health has delayed easing restrictions under the governor’s ‘safer-at-home’ order until May 8, because COVID-19 cases continue to increase substantially in San Juan County, NM.