Political watchers intrigued by Sen. Michael Bennet’s presidential run

WASHINGTON – The moderate Colorado senator, self-styled as a “pragmatic realist,” stepped into the glare of the national stage Thursday when he announced his candidacy for president. Sen. Michael...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

One step at a time, Durango airport moves toward terminal expansion

Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to invest $270,000 this year in a long-term plan for a terminal expansion. The work, which is expected to be finished by the end of the year, will build on a...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County hit with ‘F’ score for ozone levels

For the second consecutive year, the American Lung Association has hit La Plata County with a failing grade for unsafe ozone levels. The yearly report, called the “State of the Air ,” also shows...

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Prescribed burns planned near Bayfield

Fire managers from the Bureau of Land Management Southwest Colorado Fire and Aviation Management Unit are planning to conduct prescribed fires on public lands approximately five miles northwest of...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Best of Fest Sunday in Bayfield

Durango Film will host the 2019 Best of Fest presentations in Bayfield at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Bayfield Performing Arts Center, Bayfield High School. Enjoy a sampling of some of the award-winning...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association board will have more progressive members

The La Plata Electric Association board will have more progressive members interested in more aggressively pursuing renewable energy in the coming year after the co-op’s Thursday election. LPEA...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado senators lead way on legalization of marijuana

WASHINGTON – Washington, D.C., became a little more “420 friendly” last month as Colorado Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet introduced two bills to ease federal regulation of the marijuana...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Wayne and Melody Semler honored as Cattlemen of the Year

Wayne and Melody Semler, ranchers in Bayfield, were selected as this year’s Cattlemen of the Year by the La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s Association. At the association’s annual banquet last...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute Museum exhibit shows how art moves from ‘The Inside Out’

Ignacio’s Southern Ute Museum may not be on most regional folks’ radar, but it should be. Its latest exhibit, “The Inside Out: Visions From the Artist’s Mind,” inspires even more reason to visit...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bottom Shelf Brewery holds its own in Bayfield

Colorado’s beer market is as competitive as the battle for the Iron Throne. The state is ranked second in the number of breweries at 396 and fourth in breweries per capita at 9.2. An additional...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Water rates expected to rise nearly 75% for Ignacio residents on Oct. 1

There’s a rift between the town of Ignacio and the Southern Ute Utilities Division over water rates. The utility run by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe plans to charge the town 74% more to supply...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Calendar of Events

The following events will take place the week of May 4-10: 10 a.m. Saturday, PTSA Spring Fling and Color Run to benefit Bayfield K-5 classrooms, Eagle Park, 1169 Highway 160B. 4 p.m. Sunday, ...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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