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Rain expected Monday through Wednesday

A warm storm system from the south is moving into Southwest Colorado on Monday night with a good chance of rain lasting through early Wednesday. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist with the National...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Al Harper: 'Every crisis makes you better'

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's struggle with fire and flooding in June and July was not its first bout with nature for a line that traces its origins to 1881. The roundhouse was...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Treasurer candidate Colton Black says bankruptcy a personal matter

Opponents of Colton Black are questioning his fitness to serve as La Plata County treasurer, pointing to a personal bankruptcy he filed in 2012. But Black says it is a last-minute attempt to smear...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Winner of commissioner race will face shrinking budget, tough land-use issues

Battling La Plata County's continuing budget woes and overhauling the county's much-outdated land-use code are going to be the main issues facing whoever wins the one commissioner seat up for grabs...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Archuleta County denies BP well pad proposal, again

The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to deny the proposed BP Cox 3 Well Pad special exemption on Tuesday, after BP requested time to rebut comments from a previous...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

BHS Marching Wolverines win regionals

Bayfield High School took its 2018 marching band routine, "Salute to Sports" to regional competition Thursday in Grand Junction. They won the competition, scoring 53.2 points. There are 58 members...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

General Election ballots coming in mail

Ballots were mailed Monday to voters across La Plata County ahead of the Nov. 6 General Election. Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker said she expects turnout to be strong for the midterm election,...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio cemetery district requesting mill levy increase

For the first time that anyone can remember, the Ignacio, Allison, Oxford Cemetery District is requesting a mill levy increase. If approved by voters in the district, Ballot Issue 6D would increase...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Wolverines sweep Monte Vista in home finale

With only six spaces on the floor to be filled, and all five of her seniors frequently combined in action, Bayfield head coach Terene Foutz was certainly giving her honored group every chance to...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Climber suffers critical injuries in fall at Transfer Park

A 19-year-old man was flown to Albuquerque Saturday night with critical injuries after falling 65 feet while free climbing at the Transfer Park north of Lemon Reservoir. Upper Pine River Fire...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Upper Pine asking voters to 'de-Gallagherize'

In addition to the mill levy increase requested by the Pine River Library District, there is one more ballot issue, 7A, for residents who live in the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District....

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield seniors show no surrender in blowout of Montezuma-Cortez

Not even David Hawkins was sure what to do when he found the ball in his hands during the opening drive of the game. With all eyes on him, he ran 30 yards untouched to the end zone to begin a...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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