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Columbine Ranger District starts prescribed burns east of Bayfield

The Columbine Ranger District started the first of two prescribed burns Thursday east of Bayfield, taking a careful approach in the area’s hot and dry conditions. The U.S. Forest Service district...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Helicopter hitting small fire northeast of Durango

A helicopter has been working for the past several days to take water from Lemon Reservoir to douse a quarter-acre fire northeast of Durango. The 816 Fire was first reported Monday and was...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Calendar of Events

These events will take place Sept. 7-13: 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Girls on the Run lesson/practice, Bayfield Intermediate School, 720 E. Oak Drive. 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Family Night, Bayfield...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Three injured in rollover crash near Bayfield

U.S. Highway 160 was closed in both directions east of Durango for more than 1½ hours Thursday evening after a single-vehicle rollover near Lon’s Automotive. The highway reopened about 6:30 p.m.,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

No invasion: tarantulas just coming out to mate

The time of year is approaching when residents of Southwest Colorado are likely to encounter more tarantulas than usual. It’s not uncommon to see the hairy eight-legged creatures scurrying across...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Famous wayward condor that visited Montezuma County is growing up

Nate, the young California condor that became famous after his wayward flight to Montezuma County from the Grand Canyon in 2014, is alive and well. Nicknamed “Nate” based on wing tag number, N8,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Will the rain come? Thunderstorms possible this week

Afternoon thunderstorms could return to the region this week, bringing some much-needed precipitation. The first chance of rain is Tuesday evening, and the National Weather Service predicts a...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Library to host Family First Friday celebration

Pine River Library will host Family First Friday, a celebration of local sheep culture, from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. Decorate a quilt square, make a...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Library to host homeopathy for cold and flu season talk

Pine River Library will host a “Homeopathy for cold and flu season” talk from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. Learn about a holistic medical system...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College Foundation sets fundraising record

The Fort Lewis College Foundation brought in a record $4.6 million in donations in the last fiscal year for scholarships, athletics, research, building construction and other projects. “Every...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Schools house teachers as recruitment, compensation tools

As a teacher shortage persists statewide, La Plata County school districts are grappling with high housing costs and low teacher salaries, which can make filling positions challenging. Across the...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio library relaunches oral history project

Ignacio Community Library has launched an improved version of its oral history curation project, Voices of Ignacio, with the goal of connecting the a wider community to its past. Voices of...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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