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.
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.