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as of 10 am, May 29 Southwest Colorado confirmed COVID-19 cases by county: La Plata (80), Archuleta (8), Montezuma (39), Dolores (0), San Juan (1). Deaths due to Covid: Montezuma (2), Deaths among cases: LaPlata (1), Montezuma (1), sjbpublichealth.org, montezumacounty.org
Colorado COVID-19 totals: 25,121 cases, 1,421 deaths among cases, 1,168 deaths due to COVID-19, 4,254 hospitalized, 166,596 tested, 272 outbreaks, colorado.gov
Mesa Verde National Park open, nps.gov/meve
Tri-Chambers of Commerce is asking businesses for an update in their latest survey: https://form.jotform.com/201414553125040
Colorado statewide guide to restaurant reopening available at https://covid19.colorado.gov/
Southwest Health Systems open for elective services, drive up Flu/Covid clinic. Facebook live weekdays, 4:30 pm facebook.com/SWhea

Ask Dr. Doug: Don’t Be Too Quick to Help

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.

SW Farm Coop Switches to Online Sales

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.

Seeing Colors for the First Time in His Life

A color-blind Cortez high-school freshman received the gift of detecting color this spring, when the Cortez Police Department gave him a specialty pair of glasses that enhances his vision.

What’s Open and Not for Memorial Day

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.

Woman Creates Face Mask Accessories

A Montezuma County woman has made and given away hundreds of plastic tags that hook onto the elastic ear cuffs of medical face masks to relieve pressure on the lobes.

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