Once in a blue moon: viewers see rare lunar eclipse

Sky watchers got a rare sight on Wednesday morning, when the moon appeared over Southwest Colorado as a supermoon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse. A supermoon is a moon that appears its...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Meeting on potential marijuana sales in Bayfield draws big crowd

Not in Bayfield. That was the message people brought to a town forum in Bayfield Tuesday night regarding retail or medical marijuana sales in town limits. Citing the potential increase in crime and...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Amid backlash, La Plata County pushes back timeline for land-use code

After a flurry of public opposition, La Plata County will push back its timeline in adopting updated land-use codes to allow sufficient time to address concerns raised by residents over the past...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Pagosa Springs wrestling takes crown at Butch Melton, Bayfield finishes fourth

It was only proper that the 2018 Butch Melton Memorial's final match would feature an Ignacio Bobcat, heavyweight Randy Herrera, on the red, central mat. But, representative of the type of...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

County officials address changes to next election cycle

Colorado county clerks are gearing up for an especially challenging November with several changes to the upcoming election cycle, including new voting equipment and primary election rules. On...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Trio launches effort to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt

Three La Plata County residents filed a petition Thursday morning to request a recall election to unseat La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. The petition was co-sponsored by Michael Cugnini,...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

1949 BHS player remembers historic win over Durango basketball

When the Bayfield High School boys basketball team won its game against Durango earlier this month, it was historic - the win was only the second ever against Durango basketball. But the first win...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield School District planning to build roundabout near BMS

Bayfield's second roundabout is being planned for the intersection of Mountain View, Oak and Lakeside drives near Bayfield Middle School. Bayfield school board members looked at the plans for the...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Wolverines weather Sargent's shooting storm

When visiting Sargent needed a big play, Lainie Dillon responded. Bayfield freshman center/forward Macee Schultz began Tuesday evening's non-league test with a basket in close, only to see the...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Treated water makes its way east to rural residents in La Plata County

Water pipeline construction is marching along on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango, from County Road 225A to Bayfield, allowing rural businesses and property owners to tie in with the treated water...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

'Orphaned' oil and gas wells are on the rise

In March 2015, Joe MacLaren, a state oil and gas inspector in Colorado, drove out to the Taylor 3 oil well near Hesperus. He found an entire checklist of violations. Atom Petroleum, a Texas-based...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

First-degree murder charge filed in connection with Ignacio man's death

Multiple criminal charges were filed this week against Kevin Wade Folsom in the shooting death of James Box Jr., an Ignacio man whose body was found in the San Juan National Forest east of Dolores....

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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