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La Plata County approves variance request

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution to seek a variance from Gov. Jared Polis’ public health order to reopen some businesses still shut down. But they...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 54 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

What you need to know about voting in the June 30 primary

Voters in La Plata County will get their primary election ballots in the mail by June 12 and should complete and mail them by June 22 to make sure they are counted for the June 30 primary election....

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Lawyer finds his niche as government watchdog

Matt Roane, an attorney in Archuleta County, knows he is not universally loved, but he hopes his work fighting open records issues will spur a movement of government watchdogs. Roane has found a...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

WATCH: In a rare sighting, moose visits Durango

A moose was spotted in north Durango last week, a rather rare sight for an animal more known to wander the high country. Kirby McLaurin, who lives in the River View Mobile Home Park near Oxbow Park...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Virtual caps fly for Fort Lewis College graduates

There were no hugs, handshakes, whoops or hollers, but just over 450 students graduated Friday from Fort Lewis College as part of a virtual ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2020. The event –...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

The face of Builders FirstSource in Durango retires after 23 years

Builders, home-improvement hobbyists and hardware connoisseurs are losing a friendly face at Builders FirstSource in Durango: Bill Cherry is retiring after 23 years with the business. Cherry, born...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Rare cutthroat trout, saved in 416 Fire, set to be released back into the wild

While firefighting crews were in the throes of battling the 416 Fire as it rapidly spread through the San Juan National Forest north of Durango in June 2018, an unlikely rescue mission was being...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Library offers curbside services

Pine River Library now offers curbside checkouts of library materials. Patrons may pick up materials from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Patrons may request up...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

KSUT broadcasting new signal from Ute Mountain

After three years of work, KSUT has connected the two sisters tribes of Southwest Colorado through Tribal Radio, with a new FM signal broadcasting off Hermano Peak on Ute Mountain. The signal went...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Marsha Porter-Norton to host food drives

Marsha Porter-Norton, a candidate for La Plata County commissioner (District 2), will host two food drives to help those in need Saturday and June 6. Food may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to noon...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Lemon Reservoir struggles to fill, while Vallecito nears capacity

Their land sits mere miles apart, but irrigators on the Florida River will likely have a shorter irrigation season than some of their neighbors on the Pine River in eastern La Plata County....

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Summer reading programs bring magic to La Plata County libraries

Knights, fairies and dragons, oh my! Local libraries have harnessed the national summer reading program theme, “Imagine Your Story,” to help families stay engaged over the summer – and to add some...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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