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La Plata County candidates to attend Sept. 17 forum

The La Plata County League of Women Voters, with support from The Durango Herald, will hold a forum with La Plata County Commissioner, Sheriff and Treasurer candidates from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Green chile fills Ignacio

The second annual Ignacio Green Chile Festival filled Shoshone Park Saturday with chile, salsa, kids' games and a cornhole tournament. In an area where green chile and salsa are taken seriously,...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Closures issued around the Horse Fire have been lifted

The San Juan National Forest on Monday lifted closures caused by the Horse Fire, burning 16 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs. All trails and roads are open, said Gretchen Fitzgerald, acting public...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

San Juan Symphony performing family concert in Bayfield

The San Juan Symphony will perform a family concert of "Peter and the Wolf" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Bayfield Performing Arts Center at Bayfield High School. There will be an instrument...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Dallas firm completes purchase of First National Bank

The $134.4 million sale of First National Bank of Durango, the town's first bank, to Triumph Bancorp Inc. of Dallas is now complete, and new TBK Bank signs are already up. In Durango, the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Natural gas pipeline and wells proposed east of Bayfield

An 8-mile natural gas pipeline and a handful of wells are being proposed in the Fosset Gulch area, east of Bayfield. The project - the Northern Extension Pipeline and associated Fruitland Coal Gas...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Weather radar in Grand Junction to be refurbished

Beginning Sept. 10, the KGJX WSR-88D radar operated by the NOAA National Weather Service in Grand Junction will experience intermittent outages for seven to 10 days during the refurbishment of the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Suicide prevention campaign to start Saturday

Volunteers and businesses are planning to blanket La Plata County with suicide prevention messages this weekend. "The entire community is coming together - Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio - to...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

CDOT replacing culvert on CO 151 east of Ignacio

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor, Tricon 2, will install a new concrete box culvert on Colorado Highway 151, 13 miles east of Ignacio between mile posts 13-14 near Allison....

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado folk-rock duo performing Friday in Ignacio

After a long road trip, a Colorado folk duo is landing in Ignacio. It's been more than six years since the husband and wife indie folk-rock duo known as You Knew Me When uprooted from their...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Issues going on ballot

There are already 11 questions we know Colorado voters will get to answer in the November election. In Colorado, it is relatively easy to change the state's ever-changing Constitution, or change...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield marijuana sales will be on November ballot

Voters in the town of Bayfield will decide in November if they want to lift the ban on selling medical and recreational marijuana in town limits. It will be the first local vote on the ban. Town...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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