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La Plata County commissioners get zoning tutorial

The saga of whether zoning will be adopted in La Plata County may have entered the beginning of its end stage Wednesday. Commissioners kicked off a series of four work sessions that is expected to...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Fire burning near Chimney Rock

A fire has started by Chimney Rock and is visible from Bayfield, but local crews have not been called to the site. The Horse Fire is a lightning-started fire, burning in the Horse Creek drainage,...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Heritage Days accepting sponsorships

Planning for the Bayfield Heritage Days and Sheep Trailing planning is underway, with opportunities available for local businesses or individuals who want to sponsor the annual festival or organize...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Archaeologist plans lecture about ice mummy Otzi

"Otzi, the 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman and the World's Oldest Tattoos," will be the topic of the second annual John W. Sanders Lecture by Aaron Deter-Wolf, a prehistory archaeologist, on Sept....

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Law enforcement catches fugitive in Gem Village area

A man who was arrested in the Gem Village area Tuesday on suspicion of a carjacking in New Mexico was identified Wednesday. David Garcia, 36, is being held at La Plata County jail and is being...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Righteous anger: Wolverines devastate 5A Farmington, 54-13

Looking ahead to his team's Aug. 31 trip to Blanding, Utah, Gary Heide exhorted his Bayfield bunch to "go in there with the same chip on your shoulder" as they did on the 24th entering Farmington's...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Camper rescued from backcountry near Lemon Reservoir

A man experiencing medical complications, possibly high-altitude sickness, was rescued by helicopter Monday evening near Lemon Reservoir. The outfitter set up camp in the Young's Canyon area, on...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Primary School open for learning

With the flutter of a purple ribbon, Bayfield Primary School opened Monday night for kindergarten through second-grade students. On Tuesday, approximately 105 kindergartners, 107 first-graders and...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Connecticut man dies Saturday on Vallecito Creek Trail

A Norfolk, Connecticut, man died from a suspected heart attack late Saturday afternoon on Vallecito Creek Trail. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith identified the man as Harold Amyotte, 55. Amyotte...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Repairs force drainage of Groundhog Reservoir; no bag limit on fish

Malfunctioning dam equipment discovered this week at Groundhog Reservoir has forced Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. to begin draining the lake in order to make repairs, officials report. As a...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Intermediate School is ready for students

Along with new backpacks and new shoes, students at Bayfield Intermediate School will have a new school on Tuesday. Bayfield Elementary also has been renovated to house kindergarten through second...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

News in brief

Outreach event to be held for veterans Southern Ute Veterans Association, with La Plata County Veterans Service Officer Richard S. Schleeter, will hold an outreach event for veterans from 9 a.m. to...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: News