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Heavy smoke may be visible with 441 Fire ‘burnout’ operations

A small team of firefighters were working Thursday to contain the approximately 50-acre, lightning-caused 441 Fire burning in the Missionary Ridge area between Durango and Lemon Reservoir. ...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Judge allows dog evidence in Redwine case

Prosecutors who say Mark Redwine killed his son, Dylan, in 2012 will be allowed to present cadaver dog evidence at a trial in September, a judge has ruled. Two handlers of German shepherds trained...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Portion of Pine River Trail closed for repairs

The U.S. Forest Service announced a portion of the Pine River Trail has been closed for public safety as a result of flooding and high water, which are causing the trail to collapse. The popular...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Two cases of livestock virus confirmed in La Plata County

Two cases of the vesicular stomatitis virus, a disease that primarily affects livestock, have been confirmed in La Plata County, according to state health officials. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Gardner: BLM headquarters will move to Grand Junction

The Bureau of Land Management will move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Sen. Cory Gardner announced Monday. “Relocating the Bureau of Land Management to the Western Slope...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Block Party to feature Alchemy Jack

Bayfield Block Party will feature Alchemy Jack from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, on Mill Street in Bayfield. Bring you lawn chairs and enjoy live music, dancing, food, vendor booths, and more. This is...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Does Tri-State’s energy policy deter co-ops from battery investment?

WASHINGTON – A sweeping package of sustainable energy legislation moved closer to passage in the U.S. Senate this week, when a bipartisan group of senators jostled for support from the U.S....

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

LPEA still pursuing buyout, despite Tri-State vote to seek federal regs

La Plata Electric Association is undeterred in exploring a buyout from Tri-State Generation and Transmission, even though a buyout may become more expensive after the wholesale energy supplier...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield downtown growth challenged by tepid public involvement

Bayfield town staff will host a community meeting this week to receive direction from residents and business owners about downtown development plans on Mill Street. The meeting, which will take...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Silverton’s Fourth of July out of control, officials say

After a chaotic and dangerous Fourth of July celebration, Silverton’s flagship event of the year must make drastic changes, event organizers say. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad said...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Winter’s snowfall makes for summer skiing in Southwest Colorado

Skiers, snowboarders and sledders are getting summer runs in the backcountry of the San Juan Mountains thanks to lingering snowpack from an above-average winter. For those willing to hike or ski...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Art installation at Bayfield library offers glimpse of ‘Chaco and Beyond’

BAYFIELD – Pine River Library’s newest art installation brings some of the Four Corners’ most iconic images to Bayfield through thousands of tiny pen strokes. The 18-piece art collection, “Chaco...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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