Courtesy of Southwest Health System

Montezuma County Fairgrounds Hosting Free COVID-19 Testing Wednesday

The Montezuma County Fairgrounds will host free COVID-19 testing on June 3 to anyone who wants one. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., drive-up testing will be offered with proof of residency, like a driver’s license. The Montezuma County Public Health Department’s announcement said testing will be first come, first served with no appointments.

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KSJD Local Newscast - May 29, 2020

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KSJD Local Newscast - May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

Screenshot via Montezuma County Public Health Department/Facebook

In early March, Durango resident Miriam Gillow-Wiles attended a business meeting with people from around southwest Colorado. She's the director of the Southwest Council of Governments, which works with local officials from throughout the state.

But sometime after the meeting, she learned from her local health department that another person there had tested positive for COVID-19. 

KSJD Local Newscast - May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a virtual town hall Tuesday that the reservation hit its peak number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and emergency room visits a few weeks early thanks to social distancing and mask-wearing.


The Colorado Capitol looked and sounded very different on Tuesday as state lawmakers returned for the first time in more than two months.

From difficulties hearing caused by legislators trying to talk through face masks to new plexiglass barriers placed between every desk in the House of Representatives, the legislature is adapting to new safety measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

KSJD Local Newscast - May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

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The six weeks between mid-March and early May leading up to the seasonal closure of The Bridge’s emergency shelter in Cortez were unlike any the organization had ever experienced. When Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced a statewide stay-at-home order would start on March 26, the nonprofit’s executive director, Laurie Knutson, described it as the start of a major shift. 

Courtesy of Mesa Verde Voices

As it appears today, cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park look desolate and distant from their neighbors. But what is now the national park was just one part of an expansive trade network that stretched from California to the southeastern United States and south into Central America. 

KSJD Local Newscast - May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020


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