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Conviction overturned in gang rape case

A judge ordered the release of a Durango man from a six-year prison sentence this week after the alleged victim testified in the trial of a co-defendant that the sexual contact between her and the...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

More rain, and perhaps a hint of snow in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado’s especially wet spring is expected to bring more precipitation toward the end of the week – with even a slight chance of snowflakes mixed with raindrops Friday night and...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association releases salary for new CEO

La Plata Electric Association’s new CEO will earn more than her predecessor. Jessica Matlock will make $285,000 annually, a bit more than current co-op CEO Mike Dreyspring, who earns $252,948,...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Learn how to make a zen garden

Ignacio Community Library will host a Make Your Own Zen Garden class from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18, at the library, 470 Goddard Ave. If you would like to make your very own zen garden...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Pick up a plant Saturday at library

The Pine River Garden Club will hold its annual plant exchange from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Pine River Library. Bring a plant, take a plant or make a donation and take a...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

With industry shifts, La Plata County reaches out to oil and gas companies

It’s good to know your neighbors, at least that’s the approach La Plata County is taking with oil and gas companies operating in Southwest Colorado. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Drones help farmers detect disease, manage water

Drones can change how farmers detect disease, look for pests and manage water and fertilizer – ultimately allowing them to save money. “They are pretty amazing toys,” said Steve Miles, as his drone...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Police identify Ignacio man found dead Monday

Authorities on Tuesday released the name of an Ignacio man whose death is under investigation by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith said authorities responded...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Forest Service to allow chain saws in two Southwest Colorado wilderness areas

The U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday it will skirt protections in the Wilderness Act to allow chain saws for trail work this summer in two Southwest Colorado wilderness areas, a decision that...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Register now for Pine River Festival Fun Run

Pine River Festival will host a 5k and 1k Fun Run from 9 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 3 at the Bayfield Senior Center, 111 W. South St. Day-of registration will begin at 8 a.m. The 5k will begin at 9 a.m....

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Coffee Klatch on tap in Bayfield

Charles (Charly) Minkler of Ignacio will host a Coffee Klatch at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the Bayfield Senior Center, 111 W. South St. Minkler is contemplating running as an unaffiliated...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Enjoy Donuts with the Director at library

Pine River Library will host Donuts with the Director from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. Everyone is invited to stop by the library and chat with...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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