Celebrating 26 healthy years

Celebrating Healthy Communities, which promotes developmental assets and healthy choices for area youth, turned 26 this week. For the birthday, coalition members celebrated in Shoshone Park in...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Lanning leaps into USATF Nationals

Primed already for what should be a memorable senior year, Jordan Lanning is heading to North Carolina A&T University's Aggie Stadium represent the Centennial State when she invades the 2018 USA...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Receding shoreline leaves dock high and dry at Vallecito Reservoir

Drought's domino effect in Southwest Colorado has hit again, this time at Vallecito Reservoir. With the reservoir less than 50 percent full, and waters continuing to drop, lake managers intend to...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Forest Service lifts fire restrictions

The San Juan National Forest has lifted all fire restrictions on Forest Service Land. "Recent thunderstorms have brought much needed moisture to the area," the agency wrote in a press release...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Heated car part sparks fire near Oxford

A truck driver on his way to Ignacio saw a fire burning off the side of State Highway 172 on Thursday. Using a fire extinguisher and a shovel from his truck, he and a few other drivers who stopped...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

D&SNG rolls again after suspending service for 41 days

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge sent two trains and 750 passengers to Silverton on Thursday, 41 days after being shut down for the 416 Fire and extreme fire conditions. "It's exciting to see...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield graduate places 20th at Skills USA national competition

Dylan Burress, who won the Colorado Skills USA competition in cabinetmaking this spring, placed 20th in national competition held in Louisville, Ky. on June 27 and 28. "I did OK," Burress said in...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County downgrades to Stage 2 fire restrictions

La Plata County on Wednesday downgraded to Stage 2 fire restrictions. In a unanimous vote, La Plata County commissioners decided that with more moisture in the region, which has tempered fire...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Music in the Mountains reinvents itself

Music in the Mountains, Durango's signature summer festival, has a different shape and contour in 2018. On Saturday, An indie-folk band, The Hunts, opened the festival in the new Bayfield...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Parade winners announced

The town of Bayfield announced winners of awards for last week's Fourth of July parade. The entry judged Most Patriotic went to the Bayfield Belles. Pine River Library's synchronized book carts...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Firefighters pack it up as storms loom over 416 Fire

The National Incident Management Organization team assigned to the 416 Fire closed its incident command post Tuesday at Animas Valley Elementary School. The school has served as the command post...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

$66,500 campaign fine waived for La Plata County treasurer

The state of Colorado has waived a $66,500 fine against La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele for failing to properly disclose contributions to her 2014 campaign. The Secretary of State's...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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