If the state pays for full-day kindergarten, teacher salaries could increase

Increasing teacher salaries would be a priority for school districts across Southwest Colorado if the Colorado General Assembly comes through with funding for full-day kindergarten during this...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Should LPEA voters decide buyout question? Board members say ‘no’

Voters won’t be asked this year to change the bylaws at La Plata Electric Association to allow members to decide whether to buy out of a contract with the co-op’s wholesale power supplier. LPEA’s...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Legislative committee kills Fort Lewis College’s $25M request for gym expansion

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers have denied Fort Lewis College more than $25 million to construct a much-needed expansion of Whalen Gymnasium, which has already cost the college millions as part of a...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

The Durango Herald announces new editor, staff changes

Ballantine Communications Inc., which owns The Durango Herald and The Journal , announced the promotion of three staff members this week, including Trent Stephens, who will serve as senior editor...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Red Mountain Pass reopens after 20 days

After being closed nearly three weeks because of avalanche danger, U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass opened Friday morning. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

From hats to letterman jackets

Shirlene Hendrix, 67, is nowhere near retirement. You can tell by the pride in her eyes when she shows off her shop that the Bayfield business owner loves what she does too much to give it up. “I...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio’s ELHI building in need of major renovations in the future

Ignacio’s ELHI Community Center , a nonprofit that supports other nonprofits, launched only four years ago, and in that time, the organization has undoubtedly brought a vibrancy to the community. ...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Calendar of Events

Friday, March 22 “Green Book” showing, 6 p.m. at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive, 884-2222, . Free popcorn. Matilda the Musical, BHS spring musical, 7 p.m., BHS...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Preparing for wildfires talk set for Wednesday

Charlie Landsman, La Plata County coordinator for Wildfire Adapted Partnership, will speak from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pine River Library about steps that every homeowner should take to reduce...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Lions Club dinner and auction to be held

The Bayfield Lions Club Foundation will hold its ninth annual Foundation Dinner and Auction at the Lions Hall at 5 p.m. Saturday. Prime rib will be served along with complimentary beer and wine....

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Spring Festival coming up fast

The Bayfield Spring Festival is April 20 this year, and it promises to be a great event for the whole family. The day starts with the Easter Egg Scramble 5K/1K. What makes the race unique is that...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bowl a strike for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Bowl, have fun and raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6 during the Bowl for Kids’ Sake. The fundraiser takes place at Rolling Thunder Lanes...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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