Forecasters call for drier-than-average monsoon

Southwest Colorado appears to be headed into a dry spell, and even the monsoon may be drier than average, according to the National Weather Service. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms with...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Hey, hard-to-reach communities – Colorado wants you counted in 2020 census

The census holds the key to federal funding, but some communities are harder to accurately count than others. One Colorado grant program could help fix that. Gov. Jared Polis signed the bipartisan...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River tests banks, floods pond and stresses dike

Community teamwork helped minimize damage when the Pine River broke its banks Monday and sent water toward LePlatt’s Pond. The river changed course when its bank was damaged by a tree that fell...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Calendar of Events

These events will take place June 29-July 5: 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Vallecito Community Summer Party, Vallecito Community Event Center, 17252 County Road 501. Live music, BBQ, beer, wine, and a...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Broadband survey results give Bayfield new direction

BAYFIELD – The results are in: Bayfield residents see broadband as a necessary utility, and they want the town involved. For the town board, the question remains: in what way? The Bayfield town...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Authorities identify victims of fatal crash east of Bayfield

Law enforcement has identified two people killed in a head-on crash Tuesday night on U.S. Highway 160, east of Bayfield. The crash involved three vehicles shortly before 7 p.m. near mile marker...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Fourth of July returns to Southwest Colorado, sans drought

Residents and visitors will have multiple firework shows and Fourth of July activities to choose from this week, a welcome change from last year, when most shows were canceled as a result of...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

U.S. Highway 160 closed east of Bayfield for double fatal crash

Two people died in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday evening on U.S. Highway 160 east of Bayfield near the Archuleta-La Plata county line, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Music festival kicks off Saturday in Bayfield with bluegrass band

Bluegrass band FY5 will open the three-week Music in the Mountains festival Saturday at the Bayfield Performing Arts Center. The event, which starts at 6 p.m., will feature Colorado-based groups...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Federal government sues Durango train for starting 416 Fire

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is the cause of the 416 Fire, the U.S. Forest Service officially announced Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday a lawsuit on behalf of...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bear breaking into campsites trapped near Haviland Lake

A bear that was breaking into campsites at Haviland Lake, north of Durango, was trapped Thursday night, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The bear was reportedly breaking into coolers and...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Vaping laws take effect Monday across Colorado

Starting today, taking a quick puff on a vape pen in a bar or restaurant could land tokers in trouble. All vaping will be prohibited in most public places, including bars and restaurants, by a new...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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