County Road 309A closed due to gas leak

County Road 309A is closed Tuesday due to a gas line rupture in the area.

Shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, Williams Gas Company personnel notified the La Plata County Office of Emergency Management they detected a small leak in the 3600 block of County Road 309A in their 30-inch...



A home at last

It has been a long wait for an auditorium in Bayfield.

On Saturday, the wait finally ended.

With the flourish of a cut purple...

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Cutting the ribbon Saturday for the new Bayfield Performing Arts Center were Superintendent Troy Zabel and Tim Stumpf and Barb Wickman, the current and former school board presidents. Marty Zwisler, t...


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