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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

Gathering of culture, green chile

Green chile and Native American culture will arrive in Ignacio in September. While the Southern Ute Tribal Fair is a huge event that will draw residents from throughout the region for its 98th...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County commissioners get zoning tutorial

The saga of whether zoning will be adopted in La Plata County may have entered the beginning of its end stage Wednesday. Commissioners kicked off a series of four work sessions that is expected to...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Law enforcement catches fugitive in Gem Village area

A man who was arrested in the Gem Village area Tuesday on suspicion of a carjacking in New Mexico was identified Wednesday. David Garcia, 36, is being held at La Plata County jail and is being...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Righteous anger: Wolverines devastate 5A Farmington, 54-13

Looking ahead to his team's Aug. 31 trip to Blanding, Utah, Gary Heide exhorted his Bayfield bunch to "go in there with the same chip on your shoulder" as they did on the 24th entering Farmington's...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Primary School open for learning

With the flutter of a purple ribbon, Bayfield Primary School opened Monday night for kindergarten through second-grade students. On Tuesday, approximately 105 kindergartners, 107 first-graders and...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Connecticut man dies Saturday on Vallecito Creek Trail

A Norfolk, Connecticut, man died from a suspected heart attack late Saturday afternoon on Vallecito Creek Trail. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith identified the man as Harold Amyotte, 55. Amyotte...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: News