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BHS music director receives Boettcher award

Derek Smith, music director at Bayfield High School, is one of 42 recipients of the 2017 Boettcher Foundation Teacher Recognition Award. Lenka Doskocil, a Boettcher Scholar and 2017 BHS graduate,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

'Sincere, compelling and relevant' Daphne Willis to perform Aug. 16

Lauded for her vocal emotiveness and the depth of her songwriting, Daphne Willis takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The dance floor...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Economic Alliance helps Ignacio Community Library pay for Internet

High-speed Internet access throughout La Plata County is one of the goals of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance. So helping a local library provide that access to its users was an...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

County fair wraps up events on Sunday

It's been eight years of hard work for Keanna Smith of Ignacio, but it resulted in her steer, Mastari, winning the grand champion breeding stock prize at the La Plata County Fair. "The judge said...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

It's fair time in La Plata County

It's time for the annual La Plata County Fair, a showcase of the county's best farmers and ranchers. The fair started Wednesday and runs through Sunday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Fire in HD Mountains grows to 35 acres

A small fire caused by a lightning strike in the HD Mountains has been encouraged to grow a little bigger and has done just that. Firing operations began Wednesday to expand the perimeter of a...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Five years of sharing, organizing

To celebrate almost five years of existence, along with a one-year anniversary of being an independent non-profit organization, Pine River Shares decided it was time to throw a party. On Sunday,...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Mark Redwine waives extradition, will be brought to Durango

Mark Redwine, the man suspected of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, waived his right to an extradition hearing Tuesday in a Bellingham, Washington, courtroom. As a result, the La Plata County...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

BP test well finds promising source of natural gas in San Juan Basin

A highly productive natural gas well tested in the San Juan Basin shows the potential of the Mancos Shale to become a significant new source of the commodity in the U.S., BP announced Monday. The...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

These pigs don't need lipstick; they're already fair worthy

For many youth, the La Plata County Fair is the culmination of six months to a year of work in raising their animal, then offering it for sale at the livestock auction or after the fair. For the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Residents protest closure of Motor Vehicle office in Bayfield

Many residents of Bayfield and Ignacio are not happy the county clerk's Bayfield Motor Vehicle branch office is closing and are circulating petitions to keep it open. "It's disappointing," said...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Museum gets explosive gift

DATE: Aug. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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