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Ignacio School District improves state rating

The Ignacio School District improved its rating from the Colorado Department of Education for 2018, one of six low-performing districts in the state to earn an upgrade. The ratings come in part...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Prescribed burns planned for San Juan National Forest

The San Juan National Forest has scheduled some prescribed burns beginning in early September. A burn will occur about 20 miles east of Durango and separate burns will occur 4 to 12 miles east of...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Author details disaster in 1918 Minnesota

Fires, illness, conflicts in foreign lands, and distrust of immigrants. Has the United States changed that much between 1918 to 2018? Not really, asserts Curt Brown, the author of "Minnesota 1918:...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Get Carded at Pine River Library

September is Library Card Month! For anyone who doesn't have a library card, September is the time to Get Carded at the library. All patrons need to bring is a photo ID and proof of current...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Horse Fire grows to 90 acres

A confine-and-contain strategy is being used against the Horse Fire, a lightning-started blaze burning in the Horse Creek drainage about 8 miles north of U.S. Highway 160 and Chimney Rock. The...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Gathering of culture, green chile

Green chile and Native American culture will arrive in Ignacio in September. While the Southern Ute Tribal Fair is a huge event that will draw residents from throughout the region for its 98th...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County commissioners get zoning tutorial

The saga of whether zoning will be adopted in La Plata County may have entered the beginning of its end stage Wednesday. Commissioners kicked off a series of four work sessions that is expected to...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Fire burning near Chimney Rock

A fire has started by Chimney Rock and is visible from Bayfield, but local crews have not been called to the site. The Horse Fire is a lightning-started fire, burning in the Horse Creek drainage,...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Heritage Days accepting sponsorships

Planning for the Bayfield Heritage Days and Sheep Trailing planning is underway, with opportunities available for local businesses or individuals who want to sponsor the annual festival or organize...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Archaeologist plans lecture about ice mummy Otzi

"Otzi, the 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman and the World's Oldest Tattoos," will be the topic of the second annual John W. Sanders Lecture by Aaron Deter-Wolf, a prehistory archaeologist, on Sept....

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Law enforcement catches fugitive in Gem Village area

A man who was arrested in the Gem Village area Tuesday on suspicion of a carjacking in New Mexico was identified Wednesday. David Garcia, 36, is being held at La Plata County jail and is being...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Righteous anger: Wolverines devastate 5A Farmington, 54-13

Looking ahead to his team's Aug. 31 trip to Blanding, Utah, Gary Heide exhorted his Bayfield bunch to "go in there with the same chip on your shoulder" as they did on the 24th entering Farmington's...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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