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San Ignacio Fiesta set for July 29-30

The community of Ignacio will celebrate its annual San Ignacio Fiesta on July 29 and 30. The 117th annual event starts with the Fiesta parade at 10 a.m. Saturday on Goddard Avenue. This year's...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Students tour Denver, D.C. on Leadership Tour

Earlier in the year I was made aware of the existence of LPEA's National Rural Electric Youth Tour by my mother. I applied by writing an essay about the importance of electricity in my life, and...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Monsoons on their way after dangerously dry June

After an extremely dry June that carried with it an increased risk of wildfire in Southwest Colorado, the monsoon season is on its way. According to Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist with the...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute, Ute Mountain athletes head to Canada to compete in North American Indigenous Games

A group of Native American athletes, mostly from the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes, are heading to Canada this week to compete in an athletic competition that draws the largest cultural...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Bear euthanized near Vallecito

A bear that came within a few feet of two children playing outside near Vallecito Lake was tracked and euthanized Tuesday. "It sounds like a broken record but conditions are extremely bad for...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Former Bayfield man dies in camper explosion

A former Bayfield resident died Monday after a propane exploded in his camper in Zeeland, North Dakota. Bert Jerry Monger, Jr. died later in the hospital of burn and injuries sustained during the...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Hickenlooper commits to uphold the Paris climate agreement

DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Tuesday that Colorado has joined the United States Climate Alliance, a bipartisan group committed to following the guidelines of the Paris climate...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Roadwork scheduled for Ignacio

La Plata County recently contracted with Crossfire LLC to complete a road improvement project in Ignacio on County Road 517, from its intersection with Highway 172 to Howe Drive. Construction is...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Ross to open Saturday

Ross, a national retailer, will open on Saturday in the Durango Mall. The clothing store will open in a 21,000-square-foot space that has been vacant for many years. It will be the 33rd Ross...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Tibetan monks return to Durango

Six Tibetan monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in India will be in Durango until July 17 to offer teachings and blessings. Peaceful Heart of Durango, a volunteer organization, will help host...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Legislative committee to study opioid addiction

DENVER - A bipartisan committee of Colorado lawmakers will convene today to hear from experts on the prevalence of opioid and other substance abuse disorders and how they affect Colorado. This will...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Fire northeast of Bayfield at 10 acres

The 558 Fire in the Beaver Meadows area northeast of Bayfield in the San Juan National Forest has grown to 10 acres, according to U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Dominique Woodham. A lightning...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: News