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$66,500 campaign fine waived for La Plata County treasurer

The state of Colorado has waived a $66,500 fine against La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele for failing to properly disclose contributions to her 2014 campaign. The Secretary of State's...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad eyes Thursday reopening

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad hopes to resume coal-fired steam engine service to Silverton on Thursday, after more than 40 days stuck in the depot. "We are preparing to run on that...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Fresh produce arriving at farmers markets

The Bayfield Downtown Farmers Market is starting its second season with salad greens, zucchini, carrots, radishes, turnips, and for the early birds, tomatoes. In addition to natural produce by...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Red Mountain Pass reopens 24 hours after rockslide

Red Mountain Pass closed for about 24 hours Sunday and Monday after a rockslide buried U.S. Highway 550 in 4 feet to 10 feet of rock and mud on Sunday. Motorists will encounter one-lane,...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Flood risk around Durango could extend through next week

Intense thunderstorms could bring large debris flows down streams on the southern end of the 416 Fire burn scar into neighborhoods, La Plata County officials told a crowd Saturday evening at Miller...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

416 Fire is 45 percent contained

Favorable weather conditions have helped slow the 416 Fire, allowing firefighters to shift their focus from fire suppression to repairing areas damaged during firefighting efforts. At the same...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College announces new season

The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College will once again bring the world to Durango, featuring an eclectic mix of performers from the far reaches of the globe as well as from across the...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Electric fencing to protect LPEA substations from burrowing critters

La Plata Electric Association has begun a long-term project to install electric fencing around the transformers in its substations in order to keep animals from causing power outages. Power...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine river times

CDOT starting roadwork Monday night on U.S. 160

Two road projects will start Monday, one on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango and another - which was postponed due to the 416 Fire - on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango. CDOT and Four Corners...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Virginia indie-folk group taking stage Saturday in Bayfield

With a mother who taught violin lessons and a dad who played classic rock guitar, "we had these two worlds collide, and somehow we all landed in the middle with the folk music," Jenni Hunt said...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

No fireworks, but Fourth still shines in Bayfield

There was no fireworks show, but Independence Day revelers still jammed into downtown Bayfield on Wednesday for the town's annual events. A large crowd filled Mill Street for the parade, and...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield teen found dead Monday

A 17-year-old girl died by suicide around 11:30 a.m. Monday in Bayfield, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Smith declined to identify the teenager Monday night, saying she wanted to protect...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: News