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School board candidates weigh in on LGBTQ policy in Bayfield

BAYFIELD – While community members push against LGBTQ-related policies in Bayfield School District, school board candidates emphasize making the district a safe place for all students. A rainbow...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Farmers Fresh Market gives out free water in Ignacio

IGNACIO – Farmers Fresh Market in Ignacio has been giving out free water from a filling station inside the store to help residents with poor water quality. Residents in southeast La Plata County...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio schools, Southern Ute tribe make Ute language top priority

IGNACIO – Southern Ute Tribal Council members prioritized Ute language education in the tribe’s partnership with the Ignacio School District, but enrollment and staffing challenge the program’s...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Calendar of Events

These events will take place Nov. 2-8: 8:45 a.m. Saturday Nov. 2, Yoga for All, Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Pine River Seniors annual fall arts and...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Fall arts and crafts bazaar Saturday

The Pine River Seniors will hold their annual fall arts and crafts bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the senior center, 111 West South St. Along with local arts and crafts vendors,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Alcohol is ‘No. 1 drug of choice’ in Durango, according to Mercy hospital

Alcohol abuse was responsible for more than 1,000 visits to the emergency room at Mercy Regional Medical Center in fiscal year 2018, helping to make it a top concern for the hospital. Alcohol is...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Farmington man resentenced in 2012 murder of Ignacio resident

A Farmington man who was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering an Ignacio man has been resentenced to 24 years behind bars after having his conviction overturned and...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Nominations open for 2020 Southwest Colorado Women in Business awards

Nominations will be accepted for the 2020 Southwest Colorado Women in Business awards now through midnight on Dec. 2. The awards recognize outstanding women who work in La Plata and Montezuma...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

InstantPot cooking class Wednesday at library

InstantPot owners and potential buyers are invited to learn how to use the multi-cooker for quick, healthy meals from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Senators set goal to preserve lands and oceans by 2030

WASHINGTON – A national goal to conserve land and oceans was set by Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., this week, to address the growing threat of climate change. The...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield residents to receive bear-resistant trash cans in 2020

The Bayfield Town Board voted unanimously Oct. 15 to increase monthly trash rates to provide bear-resistant trash cans for residents. The rate increase would add $1.49 per month to the town’s...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield, Ignacio school districts weigh in on Proposition CC

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield Board of Education has unanimously approved a resolution supporting Proposition CC in November’s statewide election. The Ignacio School District has not considered a...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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