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Bar D Wranglers make big splash in The New York Times

Yee-haw, yippee-ki-yay, The Bar D Wrangler’s Chuckwagon made the cover of The New York Times Arts section, Page C1, on Saturday. Prime real estate, too. The top two-thirds of C1 were devoted to...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: News

Farmington challenges Ignacio to chile cook-off

The New Mexico-Colorado chile rivalry has come to Ignacio. Farmington challenged Ignacio to prove that Colorado has better chiles at the town’s third annual Ignacio Green Chile Fest to be held...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: News

Prescribed burns under way in San Juan National Forest

Aerial ignition operations were conducted Sunday on two prescribed burns in the San Juan National Forest. Linda Parker, public information officer on the burns with the U.S. Forest Service, said on...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

A rainy week expected in Southwest Colorado

Finally: A rainy week is expected ahead of us in Southwest Colorado. “Last week was the first sign of a transition from a summer to a fall and winter weather pattern, and you’ll see more of that...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Sky Ute Casino gets new assistant manager

The Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council has announced Travis Garlick as the new assistant general manager of Sky Ute Casino Resort near Ignacio. Sky Ute Casino Resort is one of the biggest employers...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Suicide prevention stickers help forge community connections in Southwest Colorado

BAYFIELD – Celebrating Healthy Communities used stickers Saturday to spread its suicide prevention message during its second annual Sticker Shock event. The Durango-based coalition organized the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

The zucchinis are coming back to Bayfield

Have a squash-based dish you’d like to share with the community? Head to the fifth annual Zucchini Extravaganza from noon to 2 p.m. this Saturday at Bayfield’s Pine River Library. Thanks to the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

West Nile in the Pine River Valley? Hard to know for sure

Mosquitoes in the Durango area have tested positive for the West Nile virus, but Pine River Valley residents aren’t sure if the mosquitoes in eastern La Plata County are carrying the virus. San...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Upper Pine Fire Protection District hosts 9/11 Stair Climb

Upper Pine Fire Protection District hosted the second annual 9/11 Stair Climb on Wednesday at the Durango SkySteps leading to Fort Lewis College. Fire Capt. Josh Schmidt spoke at the event, with...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe expands emergency water storage

SOUTHERN UTE RESERVATION – The Southern Ute Indian Tribe broke ground on a new settling pond Wednesday south of Bayfield to expand emergency capacity for the region’s water system. The new settling...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County, tribe sign new agreement on oil, gas issues

La Plata County and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe have agreed to new terms about the operation of oil and gas production by the tribe on county-owned lands. Because the tribe is a sovereign nation,...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio area poacher convicted for new crimes – in Canada

A La Plata County man who has a 30-year history of wildlife violations was convicted this week of new game charges in Canada. Robert Peck, former owner of Antler Meadows Outfitters near Ignacio,...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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