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

Could Colorado lose its industrial advantage over hemp?

WASHINGTON – The year hemp made its debut in 2014 at the Four Corners Agriculture Expo in Cortez, about 25 people showed up to learn about the plant the state of Colorado had recently legalized....

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Purgatory Resort to open for skiing Saturday, Sunday

Purgatory Resort plans to open Saturday and Sunday for skiing to allow powder hounds to enjoy the fresh snow the area is expected to receive through Thursday. Snow is expected to be followed by...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Microgrants help Fort Lewis College students with unexpected financial hardships

New microgrants could help Fort Lewis College students stay in school and graduate by covering emergency expenses, such as car repairs and medical care. The Skyhawk Emergency Grant funding will...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

85 students graduate from Bayfield High School

Eighty-five classmates at Bayfield High School celebrated one last day together Sunday at their commencement ceremony at the school’s main gym, before they seek their own paths into adulthood. “I’m...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield has strong finish at final day of state track

Jordan Lanning wrapped up her historic high school track and field career on Saturday and did so on her terms, and more importantly, in her style. The Bayfield High School senior won her third...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Insect to be released to combat invasive weeds in Southwest Colorado

A wasp will be brought to two Southwest Colorado wetlands this spring to join the battle against the noxious Russian knapweed, which harms native plants and wildlife. The effort, according to the...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Resurrection Christian blasts past Bayfield for 3A Region 6 title

It didn’t end the way the Bayfield High School baseball team had hoped. Two years after Resurrection Christian saw its season end in the regional tournament at Bayfield with a roster loaded with...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

La Plata County revisits fire restriction policies in wake of 416 Fire

La Plata County is refining the way it implements fire restrictions after the 416 Fire last year brought a big learning moment to the community. Last year, extreme drought plagued Southwest...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Wolverines collect two titles on first day of state track

Bayfield High School made a big splash on opening day at the Colorado High School Activities Association State Track and Field Championships on Thursday at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, as...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bayfield and Ignacio farmers markets to keep on your summer radar

Farmers market season is about a month away, and the small but mighty markets in Bayfield and Ignacio will provide fresh produce, artisanal bites and handmade goods throughout the summer. Bayfield...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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