Barger announces LPEA candidacy

I am Karen Barger, owner of Seasons Rotisserie & Grill. We are actively involved in the community and as a business owner I support local farmers and ranchers and back agriculture, sustainability...

DATE: April 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Standardized testing available for home school students

In the spring, a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of . standardized testing? While the great poet Tennyson actually completed the previous sentence with the word love, many Colorado students are...

DATE: April 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

BLM management plan lacking, but leasing plan is positive move

We were encouraged to learn that Connie Clementson, BLM's Tres Rios Field Office (TRFO) Manager, recently committed to putting a Master Leasing Plan back on the table for southwest Colorado. In a...

DATE: April 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

LLP class organizers thank sponsors

The coordinators of the Health and Human Services section of Leadership La Plata 2014-2015 would like to express our sincere THANKS to those who made our day possible, pleasant and productive. Our...

DATE: March 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Sportsman Association thanks donors

The Vallecito Conservation and Sporting Association thanks the following donors to its annual potluck and auction on Jan. 24: Amerigas, Arnie's Lures, Barb and Jamie Wagner, Basin Co-op, Bayfield...

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

League hosting legislators on Feb. 21

The League of Women Voters of La Plata County is presenting its annual Legislative Lowdown this year at 9 a.m. Saturday Feb. 21 at the Durango Public Library. We invite everyone in La Plata County...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Colorado needs to make up for school funding losses

Endorsed by 174 Colorado superintendents representing more than 92 percent of the public school students in our state, this statement communicates our collective position on the foundational issue...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Marijuana could provide tax revenue

I, like Town Manger Chris LaMay and the Bayfield Town Board, am concerned about the town's need to raise money, the public's regularly turning down a sales tax increase, and the seemingly limited...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

LLP arts class coordinators thank volunteers

The Leadership La Plata 2014-15 class met on Jan. 9 at the Durango Arts Center. We want to thank Ted Holteen who moderated the all-day session. A further shout-out goes to the panelists: Sheri...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Property tax bills are in mail

2014 property tax bills have been mailed to all La Plata County property owners. Property taxes are paid retroactively, meaning that 2014 taxes are paid in 2015. It is the property owner's...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Gardner, Tipton claim to be conservative

I'm interested in our Congressional Representative Scott Tipton's, and Senator Cory Gardner's conservative stances. I know they both espouse smaller federal government reach and support individual...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Youth should repair museum damage

The Pine River Valley Heritage Society Museum was notified by the marshal's office regarding racial epithets and graffiti on our building. We thank the business owner who provided the marshal's...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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