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Ignacio schools superintendent: Test scores do not represent the full picture

The Ignacio School District has been ranked near the bottom of state assessments over the past decade due to test scores. But Superintendent Rocco Fuschetto said state tests do not consider Native...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Couple threatened at book-signing respond with compassion

At a March 9 book-signing at The Pine River Library, Rev. Alaric and Andrew Hutchinson, a married couple who own and operate The Zen Cowboy , were threatened by two individuals who said they will...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Worth the weight: Bayfield’s Lorenzen breaking powerlifting records

Playing through pain is one thing. Doing so while gripping a quarter-ton of metal, well, that’s a whole new ball game. Last Saturday, Isaac Lorenzen managed to beat such bulk – twice, in fact – and...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Ignacio rebrands to recognize history and growing diversity

In early 2018, the town, Chamber of Commerce, Ignacio Community Library and community members came together to rebrand Ignacio and select new wayfinding signage. The group settled on the tagline...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Seven candidates to seek election to LPEA board of directors

Six candidates will compete for three open seats on the La Plata Electric Association board of directors during the spring election to lead the co-op during what could be a pivotal time. The co-op...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Suicide-prevention bill would allow youths 12 and up to seek their own care

Children as young as 12 may be allowed to seek mental health care without their parents’ consent if a bill pending this year in the Colorado state Legislature is approved. The proposed law, HB 19...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Red Mountain pass may open next week

Red Mountain pass will remain closed through the weekend as state crews work to clear the U.S. Highway 550 of snow and debris from avalanche mitigation done earlier this week. The Colorado...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

State lawmakers consider tougher financial oversight on hard-rock mining

Colorado senators gave initial approval to a bill this week that would make Colorado the first western hard-rock mining state to ban the practice of self-bonding, a controversial financial surety...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Pediatric Partner’s Bayfield clinic brings child care services closer to home

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest opened a clinic in Bayfield on Nov. 12. The new location provides child care closer to home for the Bayfield, Ignacio and Pagosa Springs communities. Pediatric...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Wolverines soccer wants team-first play

Regularly reliant on since-graduated playmaker Savannah Kaufmann in 2018, success for Bayfield High School girls soccer in 2019 will have to come from its less-lauded playmakers, as the team will...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Ignacio Early Learning Program offers much-needed preschool services

Walking into the new Ignacio Early Learning Program is like entering a miniature world where everything is knee-high and comes with nap time and a snack. Its residents are bed-head, fresh-face...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Oil rig crash closes Colorado Highway 151 near Allison

Colorado Highway 151 was closed Wednesday evening as emergency crews attempt to upright a semi-trailer carrying an 87,000-pound oil rig that went off the road. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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