Ignacio gas system issues being resolved

Ignacio gas system maintenance, safety procedure, and record keeping issues are being resolved, according to the town manager and public works director. Former town public works employee Robert...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Amount of student testing draws complaints

It pretty much takes a cheat sheet to keep track of all the standardized tests students take these days, the acronyms used to represent them, and what the acronyms stand for. "We are almost done...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Architect wins award for Ignacio school design

The architectural firm that designed Ignacio Middle School has won two state awards for its work. RTA Architects was awarded the American Institute of Architects Colorado Merit Award for Built...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Valley in brief

Library holding class on ereaders, books Ignacio Community Library is offering a free class overviewing different eReaders, eBooks, and how to check out library books from home. Readers can stop by...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Aria Crane receives surprise phone call

Aria Crane received an important phone call Nov. 13. Jace Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" called to tell her hello, and he discussed his family's famous facial hair with the Bayfield cancer patient....

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Tipton visits local high school

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton of Cortez visited Bayfield High School on Oct. 14 to discuss the ins and outs of making federal legislation and serving with congressmen who might not necessarily understand...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Valley honors veterans

Old and young veterans, and lots of schoolchildren, gathered Tuesday for a variety of events in Southwest Colorado for Veterans Day . The Veterans Day Parade in downtown Durango featured classic...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Mercy receives 'A' for patient care

Mercy Regional Medical Center was honored with an "A" grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Calendar of Events

Through Nov. 16 Fourth season deer and elk hunting. TONIGHT AND TOMORROW, Nov. 14-15 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Challenge, Fort Lewis College basketball, 5 and 7 p.m. SunUte Community...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Voters pick new county sheriff, treasurer

La Plata County will have a new sheriff and county treasurer in January. In the hard-fought sheriff's race, deputy Sean Smith beat out longtime sheriff Duke Schirard by a vote of 12,303 to 9,869....

DATE: Nov. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield voters reject sales tax increase, again

For the second time this year, Bayfield voters have rejected a town sales tax increase to pay for street-related projects. It lost by 60 votes. The Tuesday night tally showed 448 votes for the...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Education Foundation is in the works

Efforts are under way to create a Bayfield Educational Foundation modeled after the foundation that has assisted the Durango School District for many years. Former Bayfield School Board president...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

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