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Ditch yields summer fun

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Tickets for Demolition Derby go on sale Thursday

The La Plata County Fair has announced that tickets for the 2018 Demolition Derby will go on sale beginning Thursday, July 19. Tickets for the annual event, which pits local drivers in a spectacle...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Forest Service lifts fire restrictions

The San Juan National Forest has lifted all fire restrictions on Forest Service Land. "Recent thunderstorms have brought much needed moisture to the area," the agency wrote in a press release...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Heated car part sparks fire near Oxford

A truck driver on his way to Ignacio saw a fire burning off the side of State Highway 172 on Thursday. Using a fire extinguisher and a shovel from his truck, he and a few other drivers who stopped...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

D&SNG rolls again after suspending service for 41 days

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge sent two trains and 750 passengers to Silverton on Thursday, 41 days after being shut down for the 416 Fire and extreme fire conditions. "It's exciting to see...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield graduate places 20th at Skills USA national competition

Dylan Burress, who won the Colorado Skills USA competition in cabinetmaking this spring, placed 20th in national competition held in Louisville, Ky. on June 27 and 28. "I did OK," Burress said in...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

It's fantasy and tragic realism at Santa Fe Opera

When baritone Kevin Burdette strolls on stage in Santa Fe Opera's dazzling new production of "Candide," he enters as the famous 18th-century writer Voltaire. Dressed in period costume - wig,...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County downgrades to Stage 2 fire restrictions

La Plata County on Wednesday downgraded to Stage 2 fire restrictions. In a unanimous vote, La Plata County commissioners decided that with more moisture in the region, which has tempered fire...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Music in the Mountains reinvents itself

Music in the Mountains, Durango's signature summer festival, has a different shape and contour in 2018. On Saturday, An indie-folk band, The Hunts, opened the festival in the new Bayfield...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Planning Commission approves preliminary plan for Clover Meadows

The Bayfield Planning Commission approved the preliminary plan Tuesday for the seventh phase of the Clover Meadows subdivision. If constructed, the proposal will fill out the Clover Meadows...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Parade winners announced

The town of Bayfield announced winners of awards for last week's Fourth of July parade. The entry judged Most Patriotic went to the Bayfield Belles. Pine River Library's synchronized book carts...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Firefighters pack it up as storms loom over 416 Fire

The National Incident Management Organization team assigned to the 416 Fire closed its incident command post Tuesday at Animas Valley Elementary School. The school has served as the command post...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News