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BP fined for 3 spills in La Plata County, will pay $12.5M to fix pipelines

BP America Production Co. has been fined $68,000 for three spills in La Plata County and will pay an estimated $12.5 million to fix pipeline issues in Southwest Colorado. The spills, according to...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ceremonies will honor veterans on Memorial Day

The Durango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Allison-Tiffany Cemetery will hold Memorial Day activities Saturday and Monday. Saturday VFW Post No. 4031 will distribute buddy poppies at local...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Great Dane fatally shot by neighbor in Bayfield

A Bayfield man fatally shot a family’s Great Dane with an air-powered pellet gun last week as two young girls played nearby, law enforcement said. Bayfield Marshal Joseph McIntyre cited Wesley...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

The Patio Restaurant in Ignacio sells

The Patio Restaurant in Ignacio closed in April for what owner Emily Meisner thought would be a short cleaning, but it turned into new ownership for the long-standing establishment. The restaurant...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Paid her dues: Moore migrating to college coaching

Her first season began with only two seniors on the varsity roster – plus one on junior varsity – and ended with a 6-8 record. Her last season began with just three seniors total and ended 7-8. It...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Southern Ute Bear Dance to be celebrated Friday, Saturday

The Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow will be held Friday and Saturday at the SunUte Community Center in Ignacio. Registration will start at 4 p.m. on Friday. The Gourd Dance will be held at 5 p.m....

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Town of Bayfield invests $30,000 in drought plan

While the region was blessed with a wet winter and spring, the town of Bayfield is investing in a plan to guide the town in dry times. “Even though we’re getting dumped on right now, it’s not going...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Judge allows dog sniffing evidence at Redwine trial, for now

A judge overseeing the trial of Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, upheld a decision this week to allow evidence obtained by sniffing dogs at trial,...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Three boats with mussels found trying to enter Navajo State Park

Three boats carrying invasive mussels were found trying to get onto Navajo Lake in the past month, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “Colorado is surrounded by states where waters are...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bear with pizza craving breaks into car near Vallecito

A bear that broke into a car early Tuesday near Vallecito Reservoir had a craving for pizza, but the bruin lumbered away with an empty stomach. “There wasn’t any food in the car,” said Abigail...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Conditions ideal for prescribed burns in Southwest Colorado

Taking advantage of nature’s bounty, the San Juan National Forest anticipates ramping up efforts to mitigate wildfire danger by increasing prescribed burns through fall. The national forest plans...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Whitewater dam release for Dolores River scheduled for Memorial Day weekend

A 10-day whitewater boating release is planned for the Dolores River below McPhee dam and reservoir, managers said this week. The recreational water flows will be let out from Tuesday to May 30 and...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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