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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

Ranchers face one-two punch from drought, heavy winter

Healthy green grass is a welcome sight for cattle ranchers in Southwest Colorado who have faced an exceptional drought, low prices and a harsh winter. For Brad Fassett, owner of Fassett Hay and...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado candidates take aim at front-runners in presidential debate

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper took to the Democratic presidential debate stage Thursday night to try to reel in former Vice President Joe Biden from a...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Judge limits evidence in Ignacio murder retrial

A Colorado senior judge this week limited the evidence allowed at the retrial of a Farmington man charged with murder, undercutting prosecutors’ case alleging he killed an Ignacio drug dealer in...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio’s only commercial pharmacy to close Sunday

IGNACIO – Farmers Fresh Pharmacy, the only commercial pharmacy in Ignacio, will close its doors Sunday, leaving a hole in the town’s health care system. Farmers Fresh Pharmacy notified the...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio pipes crack under pressure

IGNACIO – At the end of May, old irrigation pipes burst in Ignacio after the town tried to pressurize the system, sending water up through cracks in asphalt and creating sinkholes underneath roads....

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Los Pinos fire district hires new chief

IGNACIO – The time of camping 50 days each year is over for Tony Harwig, the new fire chief for Los Pinos Fire Protection District. Now, he’s ready to shift his focus to moving the district forward...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield man found dead 9 days after fiancée went missing in river

Law enforcement has identified a man found dead Monday near Vallecito Reservoir as Scott Wiebe, 39, of Bayfield. The cause of death remained unknown as of Thursday, said Chris Burke, spokesman for...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Woman who died rafting San Juan River is identified

A woman who died on a commercial rafting trip last week on the San Juan River north of Pagosa Springs has been identified as a 43-year-old mother of three who was on vacation with her family from...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Man thrown from horse requires helicopter transport to Mercy

A longtime Pine River Valley resident is expected to recover after being thrown from a horse last weekend and suffering injuries that required helicopter transport to Mercy Regional Medical Center....

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Tow truck driver cited in Saturday’s crash west of Bayfield

A tow truck driver has been cited with careless driving causing bodily injury in Saturday’s crash on U.S. Highway 160 between Bayfield and Elmore’s Corner. The tow truck, being driven by Donovan...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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