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La Plata County hopes to boost local economy with 2021 budget

La Plata County plans to carry out a number of construction and development projects totaling millions of dollars next year, in part to help send an economic jolt through the county and counter the...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Sen. Cory Gardner says he plans to confirm Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Tuesday morning he plans to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. In an interview with The Durango Herald ,...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado Supreme Court will hear La Plata County, CDPHE lawsuit

The Colorado Supreme Court announced Monday it will review a case in which La Plata County hopes to recover an estimated $337,000 in attorney fees as part of a four-year legal battle with the state...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College enrollment rises 4%

Enrollment increased 4% for the fall semester at Fort Lewis College, halting a multiyear slide in student numbers that had pinched school budgets. Fall enrollment came in at 3,443 compared with...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert stops by Bayfield on campaign trail

BAYFIELD – More than 70 La Plata County residents gathered under the Eagle Park pavilion in Bayfield on Saturday to hear upstart, congressional candidate Lauren Boebert make her case for their...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

How are health care, COVID-19 shaping campaigns in Southwest Colorado?

Health care was a top election issue for both urban and rural areas throughout the Democratic primary and leading up to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. After the pandemic swept the...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Census deadline pushed back to Oct. 31

A federal court issued an injunction Thursday night ordering the Trump administration to halt its efforts to change the census calendar and to continue counting efforts for another month. The U.S....

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield takes slow, steady approach to racial equity effort

Racial equity activism in Bayfield is chugging ahead, slowly but surely, with a new community group focused on tackling racism and inequality through collaboration. The Bayfield Racial Equity...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Acting BLM director remains in power, despite appointment nomination being withdrawn

William Perry Pendley remains acting director of the Bureau of Land Management more than a month after his nomination to officially lead the agency was withdrawn. Pendley was appointed to the role...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Top prosecutor says he’ll focus on restorative justice, racial inequality

Sixth Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne, who is running uncontested in November’s election, said during the next four years he plans to continue working on restorative justice...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Fall colors arrive in Southwest Colorado

Fall colors should peak during the next two weeks, making weekend drives prime times to catch autumn’s show. Esther Godson, spokeswoman for the San Juan National Forest, said, “From our employees...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Surgeries take toll on La Plata County Humane Society finances

The La Plata County Humane Society has spent thousands of dollars during the past couple of months on surgeries for dogs, so much so that it is worried about its ability to continue funding...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

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