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La Plata County downgrades to Stage 2 fire restrictions

La Plata County on Wednesday downgraded to Stage 2 fire restrictions. In a unanimous vote, La Plata County commissioners decided that with more moisture in the region, which has tempered fire...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Music in the Mountains reinvents itself

Music in the Mountains, Durango's signature summer festival, has a different shape and contour in 2018. On Saturday, An indie-folk band, The Hunts, opened the festival in the new Bayfield...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Planning Commission approves preliminary plan for Clover Meadows

The Bayfield Planning Commission approved the preliminary plan Tuesday for the seventh phase of the Clover Meadows subdivision. If constructed, the proposal will fill out the Clover Meadows...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Parade winners announced

The town of Bayfield announced winners of awards for last week's Fourth of July parade. The entry judged Most Patriotic went to the Bayfield Belles. Pine River Library's synchronized book carts...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Firefighters pack it up as storms loom over 416 Fire

The National Incident Management Organization team assigned to the 416 Fire closed its incident command post Tuesday at Animas Valley Elementary School. The school has served as the command post...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

$66,500 campaign fine waived for La Plata County treasurer

The state of Colorado has waived a $66,500 fine against La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele for failing to properly disclose contributions to her 2014 campaign. The Secretary of State's...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad eyes Thursday reopening

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad hopes to resume coal-fired steam engine service to Silverton on Thursday, after more than 40 days stuck in the depot. "We are preparing to run on that...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio's Haire graduates from U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Austin Christopher Haire of Ignacio recently graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point, N.Y. Haire earned a bachelor of science degree and a commission in the...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Fresh produce arriving at farmers markets

The Bayfield Downtown Farmers Market is starting its second season with salad greens, zucchini, carrots, radishes, turnips, and for the early birds, tomatoes. In addition to natural produce by...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Farmers Fresh hosting brisket cookoff

Farmers Fresh Market will host its third annual brisket cook-off! The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. The cookoff includes barbecues meats, traditional sides and music The...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Red Mountain Pass reopens 24 hours after rockslide

Red Mountain Pass closed for about 24 hours Sunday and Monday after a rockslide buried U.S. Highway 550 in 4 feet to 10 feet of rock and mud on Sunday. Motorists will encounter one-lane,...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Flood risk around Durango could extend through next week

Intense thunderstorms could bring large debris flows down streams on the southern end of the 416 Fire burn scar into neighborhoods, La Plata County officials told a crowd Saturday evening at Miller...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News