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Permanent affordable housing hitting Durango market

New homes for sale or under construction in Durango could provide permanent affordable housing for a lucky few. The 10 new homes are expected to fill a growing need in the community for affordable...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Conditions too risky to continue prescribed burn on Southern Ute reservation

The fire management branch of the Southern Ute Agency stopped a prescribed burn Monday on reservation land because of risky weather and fuel conditions. The tribal agency began the burn planned for...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Nearly 50 properties removed from tax-exempt ag status

La Plata County has removed nearly 50 properties from the agricultural tax status that is intended to give farmers and ranchers a financial break, but is often falsely claimed or misused by...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Where sharing the road is most stressful, for cars and cyclists

Cycling can help cut carbon emissions and reduce traffic congestion, but when narrow roads force cyclists and cars to pass within inches of each other, it can cause tensions to run high and keep...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Rollover crash kills two, leaves Ignacio girls orphaned

An Ignacio family crashed an SUV on Interstate 25 just north of Trinidad on Tuesday, killing the parents and leaving two girls orphaned, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Jessica and Leon...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield searches for solution as road deteriorates due to water damage

BAYFIELD – Part of the Eight Corners intersection in Bayfield, where County Road 501 and Bayfield Parkway intersect, is undriveable as a result of water damage. For years, the water seeping under...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield library makes second run for mill levy increase

The decision is made: Bayfield’s Pine River Library will pursue another mill levy increase in a ballot measure this November, asking community members for support one more time. La Plata County...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Utes approve hefty rate increase for water, wastewater users

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe Utilities Division will raise water and wastewater rates by more than 90% and 50%, respectively, starting Oct. 1. The Southern Ute Utilities Division, administered by...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Former Bayfield school becomes hub for community services

The old Bayfield Primary School is becoming a community hub of sorts, housing new organizations in the building’s classrooms and forming a unique partnership with the school district. Last...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Calendar of Events

These events will take place Aug. 10-16: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Home Ownership Program: question-and-answer session, Pine River Public Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Family...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield farmers market is dissolving, for foreseeable future

The Bayfield Downtown Farmers Market held its last event Aug. 8, and organizers have no plans to launch another market during the 2020 season. The farmers market, which started its third season in...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield man pleads guilty to shooting, killing neighbor’s dog

A Bayfield man pleaded guilty this week to shooting a Great Dane with an air-powered pellet gun, inflicting a wound that killed the animal earlier this year, court documents show. Wesley Zufelt,...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

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