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Up in the sky: It's smoke jumpers, it's fireworks, it's a drone

Careful spectators at Bayfield's Fourth of July fireworks show may have noticed more than colorful pyrotechnics filling the night sky: a drone. On two occasions, a drone with a green flashing light...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County in negotiations to name Joanne Spina as county manager

Assistant County Manager Joanne Spina is likely to succeed Joe Kerby as county manager. Spina had already been selected to serve as interim county manager, but last week, La Plata County...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Lightner Creek Fire burning itself out

Firefighters were monitoring the Lightner Creek Fire by helicopter Tuesday to make sure it didn't jump containment lines. It could take days, or possibly up to a week or two before the fire is...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield celebrates Independence Day

Pancakes, pie, a nationally-renowned runner, parade and lots of activities in Joe Stephenson Park rounded out Independence Day festivities in Bayfield. John Cusick, who took fourth in the 1,500...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Early fireworks display in Vallecito attracts thousands

As fireworks had to be cancelled in Durango due to firefighters being busy with the Lightner Creek Fire, the show went on in Vallecito on Saturday. Bayfield's fireworks are scheduled to take place...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield fireworks set for Tuesday night

The July 4th fireworks in the Town of Bayfield will be displayed as scheduled at dusk on Tuesday night in Joe Stephenson Park in downtown Bayfield. Million Dollar Highway will perform live music in...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Lightner Creek Fire evacuees can begin to return home

After a day of significant progress on the Lightner Creek Fire, residents who were evacuated will be able to return to their home in stages, beginning tonight, Saturday. Beginning at 8 p.m. today,...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Lightner Creek Fire declared disaster emergency

The Lightner Creek Fire grew to approximately 300 acres on Thursday, fueled by dry conditions and gusting winds. There is zero containment of the fire, which grew to about 300 acres by Thursday...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Victims identified in U.S. Highway 160 crash east of Bayfield

A 59-year-old Bayfield man died Wednesday morning in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 160 a couple of miles east of Bayfield. The victim was identified as Michael D. Scalet, an assistant cross...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Volleyball team sells enchiladas

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Bank hosts Community Appreciation Day

Friday was Community Appreciation Day at First National Bank of Durango in Bayfield, with bratwursts and hot dogs, cookies from Baked, and entertainment by the Bar D Wranglers. The group performs...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Local cowboy featured in GAP ads

Chance Hine has been "discovered." Sitting in the stands at a roping in Albuquerque this winter, a group of women asked him if they could take some photos of him for an ad campaign for GAP, the San...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: News