Ignacio subdivision in works for new Family Dollar store

A new Rock Creek subdivision seems to be moving forward a lot faster than the Rock Creek development just west of Candelaria Heights, which has been in the works for more than 10 years.

The new one is the old Williams Field Service parcel, now owned by Richard Olguin, at the south edge of...



It's County Fair time!

Independence Day is done. San Ignacio Fiesta is done. So now it's time for the La Plata County Fair. Activities start this weekend with the 4-H horse...

Durango It's County Fair time!
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The fair's Catch-It contest allows local 4-H and Future Farmers of America kids to catch a lamb, pig or calf for next year's fair projects. Seth Sanberg lassoed this lamb at the Catch-It contest in 20...


  • Superintendent asks for information on vandalism


    This is the time of year that I typically send out an email welcoming everyone back for the upcoming start to the school year, but it saddens me that this first communication of the year is for another purpose.  On Wednesday night, July 22, we had extensive vandalism to exterior building walls at the middle school.  There were...
  • Mother of car crash victim thanks first responders for saving life

    Editor's note: the following is a copy of a thank you letter sent to the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District.

    On the morning of May 17 my son, Lee McCutchen, suffered massive injuries in a car accident near Lon's Automotive on Highway 160. Thank you seems an inadequate way to tell you how grateful I am for the professional,...
  • Executive order needed to log Wolf Creek

    Summer continues to be very busy. I have been given the opportunity to discuss the legislative session with folks from Pagosa Springs to Gunnison, and I hope to see many more citizens between now and when the second session begins in January.

    I attended a tour and then a forum spearheaded by Hinsdale County Commissioner Cindy Dozier...