New Year’s fire near Oxford destroys home

A fire on New Year’s Day destroyed a mobile home near Oxford and displaced its sole occupant. No injuries were reported. Los Pinos Fire Protection District responded to the fire, in the 5000 block...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Libraries, education advocates tackle kindergarten preparedness

More than half of Colorado kids aren’t fully prepared when they enter kindergarten. The Early Childhood Council of La Plata County and local libraries want that to change. Starting this month, the...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Calendar of Events

These events will take place Jan. 4-10: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday Jan. 5, Vallecito Nordic Demo Day, Vallecito Nordic, NF-603. Free Nordic equipment and snowshoe demos from local dealers. Dogs welcome....

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Valley queues up events for January

Pine River Valley residents said they wanted more information about upcoming events in their areas. We listened. Here is a quick list of some of the most interesting programs and events starting...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County to crack down on vacation rentals

La Plata County short-term landlords beware: Officials plan a concerted effort in 2020 to ensure vacationers renting private homes pay taxes as they would staying in a hotel. Local destination...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Southwest Colorado could ring in new year with winter storm

A New Year’s Day storm is expected to dump a moderate amount of snow across Southwest Colorado, but not enough to change severe drought conditions being experienced by this corner of the state,...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Town Manager Chris La May resigns after eight years

Chris La May, who has been Bayfield town manager for more than eight years, has submitted his resignation. La May is leaving to take a position as north central regional manager with the Colorado...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Kids give to kids in Pine River Shares food drive

BAYFIELD – Students collected almost 4,000 nonperishable food items for peers through the sixth annual Pine River Shares “Food, Friends and Fun” drive. During the drive, local businesses, community...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Medical spa offers safe skin care products for cancer patients

BAYFIELD – Sophie’s Aesthetics owner Sophie Owen watched her mother, Vickie Howard, struggle to find safe skin care products while battling Stage 4 breast cancer. Now, Owen helps her mother, and...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Clerk & Recorder’s Office receives $350,000 grant for upgrades

La Plata County has received a $350,000 grant from the state to update and improve its recording technology at the Clerk & Recorder’s Office. The grant was awarded Dec. 9 by the Colorado State...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

U.S. Highway 550 interchange work scheduled for spring

Work to connect the “Bridge to Nowhere” to U.S. Highway 550 atop Farmington Hill is scheduled to begin in spring and be completed in up to three years, the Colorado Department of Transportation...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield’s Young makes Skyler the Skyhawk the face of Fort Lewis College

When Mackenzie Flores first set eyes on Skyler the Skyhawk, she was terrified. From kicking and screaming a few short years ago, the 6-year-old now seeks out Skyler with a wide smile on her face....

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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