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.
No one plans for a medical emergency and an unexpected admission into the hospital. It’s a stressful time, and to help provide the medical personnel with your care, it helps to have a ‘mini’ medical record in hand.
Joel Krueger, owner of Kroeger’s Ace Hardware, talks about the changes the Durango commercial landmark has had to make to continue serving customers. Good news: garden stuff will be available!
Do you feel a little lonely in your isolation? Have you always wanted to adopt a pet but didn’t think you’d have time? Now’s a good time to consider adopting companion looking for its ‘fur’-ever home.
Various community leaders report on updates and other issues during this weekly program.
Three entrepreneurs wanted to keep their friends and family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, so they started Four Corners Clean, a disinfecting service for residential and commercial properties.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis releases new, ‘safer- at-home’ guidelines to begin easing restrictions, while warning that residents must continue to practice social distancing during COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of people who use on-line videoconferencing software like Zoom has skyrocketed. We talk with experienced Zoomers to provide you with the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of Zooming.
Our series highlights what businesses are doing to survive and thrive during the pandemic.
Local manufacturer StoneAge Tools ships its high-pressure water tools around the world. So it used its connections in China to negotiate shipments of scarce PPE to the Four Corners area.
Brad Tafoya with Tafoya Barrett and Associates provides a summary of the benefits that are available through the CARES Act. Find out how you can access your rebate check more quickly.
Southwest Colorado residents are entertaining themselves with cocktail hours over Zoom and costume theme days over Facebook. We explore the creative ways we’re having fun together apart.
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases grows in the region, local hospitals and medical centers are preparing for a surge in patients as they continue to preach the benefits of social distancing.
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Cedar Diagnostics, along with the help of Animas Surgical Hospital and San Juan Basin Public Health will now offer communitywide COVID-19 testing in Southwest Colorado.
Radio personality Cody Kopp shares his message of hope with COVID-19 frontline workers.
Dr. Doug Miller offers seven tip to help kids cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Interim City Manager Amber Blake is joined by FLC President Tom Stritikus. the Head of Mountain Middle School Shane Voss, Director of the La Plata County Department of Human Services Martha Johsnon, Durango Mayor Pro Tem Dean Brookie, La Plata County Commissioner Clyde Church, and Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health Liane Jollon during the fourth virtual meeting in the Community Update series.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way that health-care providers interact with their patients, and that change may be norm in the future, according to local health-care professionals.
Although food donations have been cut by more than half because grocery-shoppers have beens tocking up on supplies, Manna manages to serve an average of 200 to-go meals a day.
A statistical model prepared by University of Colorado medical experts predicts that COVID-19 cases may peak any time between May 8 and Sept. 14, depending on social-distancing effectiveness
One of the chanllenges of predicting a surge in hospital admissions from COVID-19 cases is the lack of widespread testing. That’s why San Juan Basin Public Health asks residents who show symptoms of the disease to fill out an anonymous questionnaire online.
With so many exceptions for “essential” services and “essential” tasks, can communities enforce the stay-at-home order? We talk with Durango Police Chief Bob Brammer to discuss what DPD is doing.
The City of Durango hosts videoconference panel discussion with officials from community government and health leaders to share updates with their organizations’ responses to the pandemic.
Health officials now want you to wear masks in public to protect yourself from contracting the coronavirus and from spreading it, in case you’ve been infected but don’t have symptoms.
Durango’s ragtime piano player provides a short concert in his message of home for our community. He performs online concerts at 6 p.m. every Saturday night: facebook.com/Adam-Swanson
The real-estate market remains steady for now as deals in the pipeline continue to close. Dan Korman with Alpenglow Properties says it’s too soon to tell how the pandemic will affect the future market.
J.Fargo’s Brewery in Cortez is using its resources to feed first-responders and health-care workers in Montezuma County.
The Ute Cafe, with the help of a coalition of non-profits and faith communities, is feeding the armada of truckers passing through Montezuma County to deliver supplies across the country.
A local ‘corporate graffiti artist’ is using her craft to help people relax during virtual meditation sessions, and all she does is draw letters so elegant that it’s like watching a ballet.
The Durango Food Bank continues to serve residents in need with drive-up service, but it can use donations. Buy online and have the food shipped to the Food Bank or drop-off items.
Dr. Doug Miller offers useful advice while you’re sequestered at home with you kids during the pandemic. It’s all a matter of adjusting your attitude and doing something meaningful for others.
The Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado and United Way of Southwest Colorado have kick-started the community emergency fund to help with food, housing needs.
San Juan Basin Public Health has confirmed three more cases of COVID-19 infections in La Plata County as a result of last week’s drive-through community testing.
San Juan Basin Public Health reported the first confirmed case of COVID-19. The infected resident was tested at the SW Memorial Hospital drive-through clinic last week.
Unemployment payments, Small Business Administration disaster-relief loans are among the sources of financial assistance now available to workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19
Schools are closed in Durango, but District 9-R has plans for online and at-home instruction support. It also plans to deliver meals to any child under the age of 18.
We've summarized some of the highlights of the changing social and medical environnent during the pandemic.
La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff explains how the county continues to provide services in creative ways during the epidemic while supporting the health department.
Dr. Doug Miller offers some strategies for teaching your kids to solve their own problems. Could be a handy tool to have as you spend time at home through this crisis.
Until the federal government distributes more coronavirus tests, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is strictly limiting who can be tested.
Durango’s designation as a creative district means that creative industries will be eligible for grants to infuse creativity as a major contribution to the economy.
What’s closed, what’s open, how you can protect yourself with the COVID-19 virus now in Colorado. You’ve heard it all before. We offer a quick and easy summary and contacts to learn more.
Waiting tables, turning out orders on demand in a hot kitchen, dealing with obnoxious customers can take its toll on hospitality workers. Here’s how one man hopes to help them cope in the weeds.
Deer Hill Expeditions has been helping teenagers explore the wilderness of themselves in the wilds of the deserts and mountains of the Four Corners Region for 37 years.
A Durango marketing professional believes private business can save the world, and she and friends have started Live Creative Studio to help ‘businesses with a purpose’ make a difference -- and a profit.
When Southwest Health Systems in Cortez had to cut nearly 20 percent of its workforce to balance its budget, it promised to do so without sacrificing quality care. A new award proves it didn’t.
A proposed pedestrian bridge that crosses the Animas River adjacent to the traffic bridge on 32nd Street has been in the planning stages for 15 years, but last-hour protests have spawned another look.
The pace of in-town real-estate sales was far higher than the same time last year. Could it be that’s because buyers and sellers haven’t been struggling with massive amounts of snow this year?
All five counties in Southwest Colorado followed the state in selecting Bernie Sanders as the front-runner in the Democratic Presidential Primaries. Here are the county-by-county results.
Southwest Colorado teachers regaled lawmakers with stories of colleagues living in cars, working two to three jobs, and dealing with underfunded programs in a bid to gain support for more pay.
This year’s Women’s History Month will commemorate the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote, and the Women’s Resource Center offers several events to celebrate.
The Southwest Health Alliance, a local health-care cooperative negotiating lower health-care prices, says it will continue its work despite Mercy’s decision to pull out and offer its own discounts.
Durango Police Detective Kathleen O’Toole moved to Durango to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, and as a police detective, she’s dedicated to help men and women avoid sexual assault.
La Plata County Sheriff Captain Ed Aber explains how hundreds of volunteers offer services to help jail inmates turn their lives around, and why that’s so important to our community.
A recent DNA test of scat samples in Moffat County confirms that a wolf pack has migrated into Colorado. But will that impact the initiative to reintroduce the endangered species on the West Slope?
Chris Aiken thinks outside the box when it comes to creating loan packages for customers who want to start or expand their businesses. It’s why he was named the Region EDD “Lender of the Year.”
Are you tired of power struggles with your kids? Family counselor and psychologist Doug Miller suggests that you share power by offering your kids choices, and here are some examples.
A bumper crop of local apples in Montezuma County inspired a U.S. Air Force retiree and his wife to start making wines from other local fruit and to open the new Yellow Car Country Wines.
A 19th-century Cranston letterpress has inspired the creation of a community arts studio and musem. Learn about its history and how it will be used in the future to create works of art.
We have laws that prohibit us from using our cellphones while driving because of the distractions they present. Durango middle schools now are considering a ban on phone use during school hours.
We know. With all the concerns about privacy and ID piracy, you may be reluctant to respond to the 2020 Census. We tell you why SWCO county volunteers will be out in force to make sure you count.
If you’re looking for an accountant who will do more than your taxes, Michelle Kooi from Tafoya Barrett & Associates has some questions you should ask to get what you want.
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? For the Durango High School Choir, it’s practice, practice, practice . . . and fund-raising help from the community. Find out how they were chosen to make the trip.
Retail and manufacturing spaces for lease are tight. Consider working with a tenant representative to find the right space for your businesss.
How fast can you tap a keg of beer? How much effort does it take to wash a car? And who was that beast at the Snowdown Light Parade? (Sorry for the delayed release. We had post-Snowdown crud, too.)
The Rockin’ and Rollin’ continued on Thursday with the Grodie Tricycle Race, Beer Pong, the Magic Carpet Ride, and bearded men testing the absorbancy of their facial locks by dipping them in beer.
Snowdown began with hilarious laughs, crazy costumes and wild athletic events. See highlights from Fashion Do’s and Don’ts, the Logo March, Bicycle Roller Races, Beebop Darts, and Bullriding Contest.
What could be more fun than driving a big, honkin’ 4-wheel drive over a bunch of rocks? Driving a radio-controlled scaled model of a truck over the rocks. Find them at the new Durango Hobby Shop.
The Durango Student Council in pursuit of its 10th Gold Excellence Award from the National Student Council. The award recognizes a council’s leadership and commitment to community improvement.
The 35th annual Ride the Rockies tour will start and end in Durango this year, passing through Cortez. The tour is expected to generate more than $1 million in Southwest Colorado.
The Durango-La Plata County Airport experienced record-breaking passenger traffic in 2019. Good news for the airport, because it also means increased revenues for expansion plans.
NOTE: ALTHOUGH IT MAY APPEAR THE VIDEO DOESN'T EXIST, IT DOES. IT'S A YOUTUBE ISSUE. PLEASE CLICK AND WATCH! Table to Farm Compost recycles residential food waste into reusable compost to grow more food. Now the start-up company will begin composting food waste from Albertson’s Grocery Store.
Are you a helicopter parent, always trying to protect your child from making mistakes or from the consequences of mistakes? Learn how to hold your child accountable with kindness.