Broadband survey results give Bayfield new direction

BAYFIELD – The results are in: Bayfield residents see broadband as a necessary utility, and they want the town involved. For the town board, the question remains: in what way? The Bayfield town...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Authorities identify victims of fatal crash east of Bayfield

Law enforcement has identified two people killed in a head-on crash Tuesday night on U.S. Highway 160, east of Bayfield. The crash involved three vehicles shortly before 7 p.m. near mile marker...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Fourth of July returns to Southwest Colorado, sans drought

Residents and visitors will have multiple firework shows and Fourth of July activities to choose from this week, a welcome change from last year, when most shows were canceled as a result of...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

U.S. Highway 160 closed east of Bayfield for double fatal crash

Two people died in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday evening on U.S. Highway 160 east of Bayfield near the Archuleta-La Plata county line, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Music festival kicks off Saturday in Bayfield with bluegrass band

Bluegrass band FY5 will open the three-week Music in the Mountains festival Saturday at the Bayfield Performing Arts Center. The event, which starts at 6 p.m., will feature Colorado-based groups...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Federal government sues Durango train for starting 416 Fire

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is the cause of the 416 Fire, the U.S. Forest Service officially announced Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday a lawsuit on behalf of...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bear breaking into campsites trapped near Haviland Lake

A bear that was breaking into campsites at Haviland Lake, north of Durango, was trapped Thursday night, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The bear was reportedly breaking into coolers and...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Vaping laws take effect Monday across Colorado

Starting today, taking a quick puff on a vape pen in a bar or restaurant could land tokers in trouble. All vaping will be prohibited in most public places, including bars and restaurants, by a new...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

First Navajo business professor lands at Fort Lewis College

When Carma Claw started teaching this summer at Fort Lewis College, she became the first Navajo business professor in the country. While Claw is breaking ground in an academic setting, building...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

LPEA blasts Tri-State for seeking federal rate structure

Tri-State Generation and Transmission, the wholesale electric supplier for Southwest Colorado, is pursuing federal regulation of its rates, a change that could make it more difficult for electrical...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Flood advisory issued for Los Pinos River

A flood advisory for Los Pinos River in Southeastern La Plata County is in effect through 1:15 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service issued the flood advisory just after 11 a.m. Sunday,...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Silver and gold mine in La Plata Canyon put on hold

Efforts to revamp an aspiring silver and gold mine in La Plata Canyon have been put on hold for the foreseeable future as company officials decide which direction to take the long inactive site...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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