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Local girl wins 2 top honors in sheep show

A year - or multiple years - of hard work concluded Wednesday night at the sheep show at the La Plata County Fair. Maryann Fassett was thrilled to win both the grand champion and reserved grand...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County Fair schedule

The 2018 La Plata County Fair will be held Wednesday through Sunday at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. For more information, call 382-6465. Wednesday 4 p.m.: La Plata County 4-H sheep...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Steering for a blue ribbon at the La Plata County Fair

Since December, 11-year-old Ryan Jack has spent two to three hours a day with her steer, Prince. She walks him twice a day for exercise, monitors his diet and brushes and trims his hair. "There's...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield woman dies from gunshot wound

A 64-year-old Bayfield woman was found dead Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Tove Westwood was found by family members around 9:20 a.m. at her...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Good times flow at Pine River Brewfest

The inaugural Pine River Brewfest filled Eagle Park in downtown Bayfield with people, beer, barbecue and live music on Saturday. People's choice for best brewer went to WildEdge Brewing Collective...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Durango Fiesta Days royalty crowned

Times staff report This year's Durango Fiesta Days Queen is Maddie Story, 17, of Bayfield. "It's been something I've been dreaming about being since I was eight years old, when I was junior...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

House District 59 candidate Paul Jones earns spot on November ballot

A Gunnison man has successfully petitioned his way onto the November ballot to challenge state Rep. Barbara McLachlan for Colorado's House District 59. Independent candidate Paul Jones gathered...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield woman dies in motorcycle crash south of Silverton

A 58-year-old Bayfield woman died in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash Thursday morning 7 miles south of Silverton on U.S. Highway 550. Kathryn Tucker was traveling northbound on a 2013...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Sundance Head, 'The Voice' winner, coming to Durango

For the second year, there will be live music at the upcoming La Plata County Fair. And this year's performer comes with a pretty serious résumé. Soul country singer Sundance Head, who won the...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Archuleta Planning Commission votes down BP request

Some neighbors in the vicinity of Archuleta County Road 988 aren't thrilled about a special exception that BP is requesting to construct a fifth wellpad on a 640-acre section of land near Allison....

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Williams Partners sells Four Corners assets for $1.125 billion

Williams Partners LP will sell its natural gas pipeline and gathering operation in the Four Corners to Harvest Midstream Co. for $1.125 billion in cash and use the proceeds to help finance its move...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Supporters of land-use initiative turn in more than 200,000 signatures

Proponents of a ballot measure they claim will strengthen private property rights turned in a record 209,000 petition signatures Aug. 3 to the Colorado secretary of state. Initiative 108 is a...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: News