85 students graduate from Bayfield High School

Eighty-five classmates at Bayfield High School celebrated one last day together Sunday at their commencement ceremony at the school’s main gym, before they seek their own paths into adulthood. “I’m...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 8 hours 41 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

Insect to be released to combat invasive weeds in Southwest Colorado

A wasp will be brought to two Southwest Colorado wetlands this spring to join the battle against the noxious Russian knapweed, which harms native plants and wildlife. The effort, according to the...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County revisits fire restriction policies in wake of 416 Fire

La Plata County is refining the way it implements fire restrictions after the 416 Fire last year brought a big learning moment to the community. Last year, extreme drought plagued Southwest...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield and Ignacio farmers markets to keep on your summer radar

Farmers market season is about a month away, and the small but mighty markets in Bayfield and Ignacio will provide fresh produce, artisanal bites and handmade goods throughout the summer. Bayfield...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio’s Fox Fire Farms set to uncork 2019 season

The Beatles’ “She Loves You” and an assortment of chocolates by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory are the fuel for Richard and Linda Parry and their team of three as they bottle 200 gallons of...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Music Corner presents Spring Recital

Music Corner by the Bay is holding its annual Spring Recital at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Bayfield Lions Hall. There will be a variety of piano, vocal and guitar performances that students have been...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Calendar of Events

The following events will take place the week of May 18-24: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Plant Exchange, Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Make Your Own...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Death of man found off Smelter Mountain ruled accidental

The death of a Durango man who was found dead last month on Smelter Mountain has been ruled an accident, according to a final autopsy report. David Mondragon, 31, was found dead April 26 after it...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Drones help farmers detect disease, manage water

Drones can change how farmers detect disease, look for pests and manage water and fertilizer – ultimately allowing them to save money. “They are pretty amazing toys,” said Steve Miles, as his drone...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Conviction overturned in gang rape case

A judge ordered the release of a Durango man from a six-year prison sentence this week after the alleged victim testified in the trial of a co-defendant that the sexual contact between her and the...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

More rain, and perhaps a hint of snow in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado’s especially wet spring is expected to bring more precipitation toward the end of the week – with even a slight chance of snowflakes mixed with raindrops Friday night and...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association releases salary for new CEO

La Plata Electric Association’s new CEO will earn more than her predecessor. Jessica Matlock will make $285,000 annually, a bit more than current co-op CEO Mike Dreyspring, who earns $252,948,...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

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