Sheriff discusses marijuana legalization, crime

Legalization of marijuana in Colorado has created "almost no impact on law enforcement" in La Plata County, Sheriff Sean Smith told Pine River Rotary Club members on March 16. "We haven't seen a...

DATE: March 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield hosting Spring Festival Saturday

Bayfield Parks and Recreation will hold the annual spring festival tomorrow in Joe Stephenson Park in downtown Bayfield. A 5K scramble, Easter egg hunt and 1K family run walk starts at 10 a.m. A...

DATE: March 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Tribe could explore shale natural gas reserves

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is expanding an Environmental Impact Statement from 2002 to cover potential drilling for natural gas in its shale reserves. The earliest the EIS could be amended is...

DATE: March 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Last fire call

The radio calls are starting to make him jump. That was a sign that it's time to retire, said Larry Behrens, chief of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District, He's been mulling the prospect for...

DATE: March 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield municipal election is cancelled

The April 5 Bayfield Town Board election has been cancelled because there are no more candidates than open seats. The board of trustees adopted a resolution canceling the election at a special...

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield woman suspected of stealing $3,000 from at-risk adult

A Bayfield caretaker was arrested on suspicion of stealing more than $3,000 from an at-risk adult who was under her care. Jimi Hendricks, 46, provided daily assistance to a 79-year-old Durango man...

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Two men suspected of stealing Bayfield church's credit card

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of racking up more than $14,000 on a credit card belonging to a Bayfield church. Lucas Charles Gallegos, of Mancos, and Royce Kim Cowan, of Durango, are...

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Four States Ag Expo is underway

The three-day Four States Ag Expo kicked off Thursday with a full slate of vendors, clinics, livestock displays, farm equipment shows and activities for kids. It runs through Saturday at the...

DATE: March 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Protecting homes, lives

Land treated to prevent a wildfire from burning out of control isn't a clear cut, barren wasteland. It can still be a lovely forest, and actually, property owners often have better access and use...

DATE: March 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Calendar of events

today and tomorrow Four States Agricultural Exposition, 34th annual event, Montezuma County Fairgrounds, Friday, march 18 Nunsense, BHS musical at Bayfield Performing Arts...

DATE: March 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Ready to luau, cowboys?

Bayfield parents, along with their friends and lots of community supporters, get their chance to celebrate spring Saturday night with the 10th annual Cowboy Luau at the Billy Goat Saloon. The...

DATE: March 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Purgatory to hold last Locals Day of season

Sunday, March 20 is Purgatory's final Locals Benefit Day of the season. Purgatory hosts four Locals Days each season with a portion of lift ticket sales benefitting local nonprofit organizations....

DATE: March 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

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