At least $130M issued in PPP loans to businesses in Southwest Colorado

As businesses struggle to maintain revenue during the pandemic, data released this week by the U.S. Small Business Administration shines a light on which ones received money from the Paycheck...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

Historic Bayfield barn damaged by car crash

A historic barn in Bayfield was damaged Wednesday after a driver went 100 feet off the road and crashed, suffering serious injuries. Upper Pine River Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

How has social distancing changed cohousing community in Southwest Colorado?

At least twice a week, a dinner bell rang to call children exploring the great outdoors back home and adults in their houses to the community dinner at the Heartwood Cohousing community in...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

New ELHI director sees bright future for community center

When Allison Leath rolled into the Pine River Valley after a whirlwind adventure, she was ready to invest in her new community. A job as executive director of the ELHI Community Center in Ignacio...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Is lightning playing a bigger role in Southwest Colorado wildfires?

Across Southwest Colorado, lightning strikes have sparked several fires this year, a worrying trend as drought conditions take a hold on the region and passing storms drop only superficial amounts...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County releases second draft of new land-use codes

The second version of La Plata County’s draft land-use code was released Tuesday for public review as county officials eye a final adoption of the revised regulations this fall. After four years in...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

As coronavirus resurges, Durango tourism officials pull back outreach – and expectations

It’s uncertain how the global coronavirus pandemic will disrupt life in the foreseeable future, but after four months, it’s at least possible to quantify how dire the situation has become. “(The...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield author draws ‘eerie’ similarities between 1918 and 2020

Curt Brown, author of “Minnesota 1918: When Flu, Fire and War Ravaged the State,” has spent most of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic with his family in his home near the Pine River in Bayfield. When...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Country rocker, part-time Durango-area resident Charlie Daniels dies at 83

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music singer and part-time La Plata County resident Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Citizen-led Bayfield parade celebrates Independence Day

An Independence Day parade organized by Bayfield residents marched down East Mill Street on Saturday morning, after the town government canceled the official Fourth of July parade earlier this...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County brings the fight back to noxious weeds

Invasive and noxious weeds beware – La Plata County is reinvesting money to fight the environmental intruders after years of financial constraints that forced county officials to reduce funding for...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bald eagle recovering this Fourth of July after crash landing in Durango

This Fourth of July, a bald eagle, America’s national bird, is recovering at an animal rehabilitation center after apparently flying into power lines in south Durango. He is doing well and should...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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