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Storm may bring wind, rain and snow to Southwest Colorado

A spring storm expected to roll in early Wednesday is expected to bring high winds and blowing snow to Southwest Colorado. The wind was expected to pick up Tuesday afternoon with gusts up to 25...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Recall efforts ramp up amid controversial legislation

DENVER – In January, when Mesa County residents heard that state lawmakers had introduced a bill that would fundamentally change presidential voting in Colorado, they started grabbing County...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Gov. Jared Polis highlights efforts to reduce health care costs

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis unveiled a “road map” Thursday for reducing health care costs in Colorado, highlighting at least 10 bills to address hospital charges, a state-backed insurance plan, a...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Next water manager up against drought, climate change

The challenges facing Southwest Colorado’s next water manager are not light undertakings – drought, climate change and a demand on water that isn’t going anywhere. Last month, Bruce Whitehead...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County announces three finalists for county manager job

La Plata County has named three finalists to fill the role of county manager. Earlier this year, County Manager Joanne Spina retired, capping a 30-year career at the county. Since, Assistant...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Tri-State vote could bring LPEA closer to more renewable energy

La Plata Electric Association could gain new flexibility to buy renewable energy after a recent vote of its wholesale energy supplier this week. LPEA and 42 other electric co-ops collectively own...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Durango man accused of trying to kill cattle signs plea agreement

Exactly two years to the day, the saga of a Durango man accused of trying to kill cattle after he closed the gate to a corral in southeastern Utah has reached a resolution. Mark Franklin, 63, faced...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Michael Bennet hits pause on presidential bid until cancer-free

The rumors had been circulating for months. Was Sen. Michael Bennet, the reserved, policy-driven Democrat from Colorado, going to throw his hat into the crowded field of presidential hopefuls? The...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

The long walk

Rain, sleet or snow, Bayfield resident Lisa Carnahan laces up her leather Merrell boots and walks errands from the bank to the post office to the library. Carnahan, 58, who is a patient service...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Elders impart wisdom

America is a youth-centered culture. Retirees can become obsolete. Old folks’ opinions are not valued, much less sought. “Never trust anyone over 30” was a phrase Robert Han Bishop, founder of the...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield girls soccer’s home opener arrives

Besides reinforcing her squad’s eagerness to finally play on its home field for the first time in 2019, Bayfield High School girls soccer head coach Jen Moore ended practice Wednesday...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bayfield meets No. 2 Sterling in Brush

Almost at this time last spring, Bayfield High School baseball embarked upon likely the longest out-of-state road trip in program history when then-skipper Danny Petrie took the Wolverines to the...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

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