EPA finds low risk to human health at Superfund site near Silverton

A new study has found no serious risk to human health stemming from mines included in a Superfund site around Silverton, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. “This is a good news...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Speedway gas convenience stores come to Southwest Colorado

Several former Conoco and Shell gas stations and Giant convenience stores in Southwest Colorado are now sporting Speedway signs. The new moniker comes as Marathon Petroleum Corp. , Speedway’s ...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio Family Dollar approved to sell beer

IGNACIO – Family Dollar, a grocery store in Ignacio, has been approved by the state to sell beer. The Ignacio Town Board voted June 17 to approve Family Dollar’s off-premises “fermented malt...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Fire danger rears its head, with red flag warning issued for Southwest Colorado

Despite heavy snowpack this winter and a wet spring, conditions in Southwest Colorado can change on a dime: The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for much of La Plata and...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Wildfire contained near well pad east of Bayfield

A lightning-sparked wildfire burning 5 miles east of Bayfield near a well pad was contained Monday evening. The fire burned about a tenth of an acre north of mile marker 107 on U.S. Highway 160...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio woman finds healing through art

IGNACIO – Little pockets of creativity pop up around Ignacio, including the banners, painted by young artists, that line the main street or the hand-painted decorations in “Inspiration Square.”...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Girl seriously injured in U.S. 160 crash

One girl was seriously injured and three other people suffered minor injuries Saturday night when a van hit a tow truck on U.S. Highway 160 just west of Bayfield in front of Lon’s Automotive. Upper...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Wildfire east of Bayfield burns itself out

A lightning-caused wildfire that started on a steep hillside 5 miles east of Bayfield this weekend burned itself out Monday. The 256 Fire ran out of fuel after burning about one-tenth of an acre...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Is banding together the answer to lowering health costs?

Ballooning health care prices in Southwest Colorado have outpaced other areas of the state for years. Now, an effort led by Local First is working to bring down health insurance costs across La...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Motorcycle rally approaches without Ignacio involvement

By Aug. 30, the streets of Durango will be filled with glistening, roaring motorcycles ready for the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally. While rally events will take place throughout the region, one...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Call it what you like – za, pie or eepa – Bayfield has a new pizzeria

BAYFIELD – After about three years of sitting unused, the old Bayfield Diner building has a new purpose: a pizzeria. Bayfield’s newest restaurant, Eepa’s Pizzeria, officially opened its doors...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield farmers market to launch Thursday

BAYFIELD – Bayfield will launch its third annual downtown farmers market Thursday, and despite concerns about vendor participation earlier this year, organizers hope for a successful summer. The...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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