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Prep Spotlight: Ignacio's Avaleena and Jonas Nanaeto going to state cross-country for different teams

At the start of cross-country season in August, Avaleena and Jonas Nanaeto of Ignacio High School could not have pictured their seasons more differently if they tried. Jonas, a junior who runs for...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

U.S. Highway 550 realignment construction planned for late 2019

Construction to connect U.S. highways 550 and 160 using the so called Bridge to Nowhere could start in late 2019. The $98.6 million project will require about two years to complete, said Mike...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield trustees endorse resolutions

Members of the Bayfield Town Board voted unanimously to endorse - or encourage voters to vote against - various state and local ballot issues. Mayor Matt Salka said he believes it's the board's job...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bobcats bash Dolores 31-0

Prior to the 2018 season, Lucas Roderick was given a bum steer. Literally. "So.I was washing one of my show steers," he said, recalling his bizarre La Plata County Fair experience back in August,...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Sheriff candidates tout experience and emphasize leadership abilities

The three candidates running for La Plata County Sheriff have different ideas about how the department has functioned in the past four years and what should be done to make the region safer for its...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association CEO Mike Dreyspring to retire

La Plata Electric Association CEO Mike Dreyspring announced he will retire in September 2019. Dreyspring was hired by the co-op in 2014 and has lead it through political shifts on the board, the...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Rain expected Monday through Wednesday

A warm storm system from the south is moving into Southwest Colorado on Monday night with a good chance of rain lasting through early Wednesday. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist with the National...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Al Harper: 'Every crisis makes you better'

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's struggle with fire and flooding in June and July was not its first bout with nature for a line that traces its origins to 1881. The roundhouse was...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield boys cross-country sending two to state, Ignacio girls sends one

The Bayfield boys cross-country team is sending two of its runners to the Colorado High School Activities Association's Class 3A state meet next week after the Wolverines finished fifth overall at...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Treasurer candidate Colton Black says bankruptcy a personal matter

Opponents of Colton Black are questioning his fitness to serve as La Plata County treasurer, pointing to a personal bankruptcy he filed in 2012. But Black says it is a last-minute attempt to smear...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

University of Chicago professor to address annual economic summit

The La Plata County Economic Development Alliance will host the 12th annual Economic Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Sky Ute Casino & Resort in Ignacio. The day-long business conference, themed...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Winner of commissioner race will face shrinking budget, tough land-use issues

Battling La Plata County's continuing budget woes and overhauling the county's much-outdated land-use code are going to be the main issues facing whoever wins the one commissioner seat up for grabs...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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