Citizenship question lands in Durango residents’ mailbox

Sue and Jack Eberhart were a bit confused when the U.S. Census Bureau asked if they were citizens. “THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ON THIS FORM,” Sue wrote on Page 8, Question 8 of the federal...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

K-9 Jimmy retires from La Plata Sheriff’s Office after 35 (dog) years

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday lost a loyal deputy and his 35 years’ experience to retirement. Dog years, that is. K-9 Jimmy, a 7-year-old German shepherd, became the county’s...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Upper Pine fire assisting in hurricane response

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District is sending two crew members and an ambulance to Florida to assist in emergency aid in anticipation of a hit from Hurricane Dorian. As a network...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Overhaul of La Plata County land-use code up for discussion

Wednesday could be a milestone moment for the future of La Plata County’s rewrite of the land-use code. At a work session at 10 a.m., county commissioners are expected to give clear direction about...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric commits to exploring options to cut carbon

Under direction of a new CEO, La Plata Electric Association plans to explore all its options to cut 50% of its carbon emissions by 2030 and keep its rates competitive. Much public attention in...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Rusty Shovel Saloon closes in Vallecito, focuses on Durango

VALLECITO – The Rusty Shovel Saloon, a bar and restaurant at Vallecito Reservoir, has closed after operating for five years in the small, lakeside community northeast of Durango. The saloon, known...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Animas River Stakeholders disband after 25 years of cleanup efforts

It’s the end of the Animas River Stakeholders Group. After leading the cleanup of mine waste in the headwaters of the Animas River for more than 25 years, group co-founder Peter Butler announced...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Old wood pallets given new purpose

Wooden pallets at the end of their lives are finding a new purpose through the rustic craftsmanship of one Arboles woodworker. Chris Myles finds, cleans and strips down pallets at his workshop and...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado seat belt use hits record high at 88%

More drivers are wearing seat belts in Colorado than ever before. A survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation shows seat-belt use improved to 88.3% in 2019 from 86.3% in 2018. This is the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio launches into new school year with high hopes

IGNACIO – On Monday, the first day of school at Ignacio Elementary School, teacher Daniel Holley used gummy worms, Life Savers and paper clips to teach his third grade students about teamwork and...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Former competitors bring new restaurant to Bayfield

BAYFIELD – On Mill Street, two “open soon” signs have had a face-off for weeks. The signs mark new restaurants coming to downtown Bayfield. Further down the road, “for sale” or “for lease” signs...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

New senior, disability services initiative launches in Pine River Valley

There are rumblings in the Pine River Valley. Rural community members – often seniors, caregivers, veterans or people with disabilities, aren’t getting the resources they need. On Friday, two...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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