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Carrie Woodson announces candidacy for La Plata County Assessor's Office

Carrie Woodson, chief appraiser at the La Plata County Assessor's Office, announced her candidacy Tuesday for top job at the Assessor's Office. Woodson, a 40-year resident of La Plata County, said...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County land-use codes draw more than 1,000 residents

La Plata County's proposed land-use code was shown no love Tuesday night as well over 1,000 people showed up to lambaste the codes as an example of government overreach and an infringement on...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Shooting range approved to operate in La Plata County

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday approved a shooting range and gun safety school, despite some concerns from nearby residents over noise and safety. La Plata County resident Tim Gwynn...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Preschool director retires

A longtime educator has retired after 16 years of preparing Bayfield's youngest students for kindergarten and beyond. On Sunday, Carol Blatnick, director of Bayfield Early Education Program,...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 17 hours 48 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

Woman found dead Saturday identified as 40-year-old Forest Lakes resident

A woman found dead Saturday along Florida Road has been identified as a 40-year-old Forest Lakes resident, but authorities are at a loss about the circumstances of her death. Around 7:15 a.m....

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Pine beetle gaining ground in Southwest Colorado

San Juan National Forest officials are becoming increasingly concerned about the destructive impacts of a round-headed pine beetle infestation. The beetle is native to the state but is more...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Los Lobos return to Durango

The renowned Latin blues-rock band Los Lobos returns to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Friday, Jan. 19, touring in promotion of the release of the new, full length studio...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

news in brief

Parenting class offered by BEEP Bayfield Early Education Programs once again will host "The Incredible Years," a 14-week free parenting class starting Jan. 18. Meetings will be held at the BEEP...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Filings due Jan. 22 to run for Ignacio, Bayfield board seats

Town board seats are opening in both Bayfield and Ignacio, with municipal elections set for April 3. Bayfield will have four trustee seats open, three for a four-year term, and one for a two-year...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Juniper trees across Southwest Colorado are taking a mysterious turn

Across Southwest Colorado, juniper trees may look like they're dying, but local foresters say the situation is a lot more complicated - and puzzling - than meets the eye. "It's very strange," said...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Sun shines on nation and state economies, partly cloudy in Four Corners

A happy and bright economic picture with only a few foreboding shadows was painted for the nation and the state at the 2018 SW Economic Outlook held Thursday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

BEEP hosting open house in honor of Carol Blatnick

Carol Blatnick is retiring from her position as executive director at Bayfield Early Education Programs. Blatnick was a long-time teacher at Bayfield High School. She also has served on the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News