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Ignacio nonprofit changes name, refocuses mission

Southern Ute Community Action Programs is changing its name and making plans to rebuild in the wake of a decision by the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council to withdraw funding to the organization...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Firefighters climb stairs to FLC to honor 9/11 victims

Upper Pine Fire, Durango Fire and Farmington Fire personnel participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Tuesday morning. The firefighters climbed the Durango Sky Steps to Fort Lewis College as...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Green chile fills Ignacio

The second annual Ignacio Green Chile Festival filled Shoshone Park Saturday with chile, salsa, kids' games and a cornhole tournament. In an area where green chile and salsa are taken seriously,...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Closures issued around the Horse Fire have been lifted

The San Juan National Forest on Monday lifted closures caused by the Horse Fire, burning 16 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs. All trails and roads are open, said Gretchen Fitzgerald, acting public...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Dallas firm completes purchase of First National Bank

The $134.4 million sale of First National Bank of Durango, the town's first bank, to Triumph Bancorp Inc. of Dallas is now complete, and new TBK Bank signs are already up. In Durango, the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Natural gas pipeline and wells proposed east of Bayfield

An 8-mile natural gas pipeline and a handful of wells are being proposed in the Fosset Gulch area, east of Bayfield. The project - the Northern Extension Pipeline and associated Fruitland Coal Gas...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Suicide prevention campaign to start Saturday

Volunteers and businesses are planning to blanket La Plata County with suicide prevention messages this weekend. "The entire community is coming together - Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio - to...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield marijuana sales will be on November ballot

Voters in the town of Bayfield will decide in November if they want to lift the ban on selling medical and recreational marijuana in town limits. It will be the first local vote on the ban. Town...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio School District improves state rating

The Ignacio School District improved its rating from the Colorado Department of Education for 2018, one of six low-performing districts in the state to earn an upgrade. The ratings come in part...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Prescribed burns planned for San Juan National Forest

The San Juan National Forest has scheduled some prescribed burns beginning in early September. A burn will occur about 20 miles east of Durango and separate burns will occur 4 to 12 miles east of...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Author details disaster in 1918 Minnesota

Fires, illness, conflicts in foreign lands, and distrust of immigrants. Has the United States changed that much between 1918 to 2018? Not really, asserts Curt Brown, the author of "Minnesota 1918:...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Horse Fire grows to 90 acres

A confine-and-contain strategy is being used against the Horse Fire, a lightning-started blaze burning in the Horse Creek drainage about 8 miles north of U.S. Highway 160 and Chimney Rock. The...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: News