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Schools and offices closed Wednesday because of weather conditions

Icy and snowpacked roads have prompted a number of closures and warnings today across La Plata County. Here's what we know so far. This is a developing story and will be updated as more information...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio names Snowcoming royalty

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Mark Redwine trial set to begin in late June in Durango

The trial of Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, is set to begin June 24 in Durango. The trial date and location were announced Jan. 10 by 6th Judicial...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield's Morlan joins Southwest Federal

Brenna Morlan is the new mortgage and consumer loan officer at Southwest Federal Credit Union in Durango. Now that First National Bank of Durango has become part of TBK Bank, based in Dallas,...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Tarkington is finalist for volunteer award

Finalists have been named in six categories for the annual Durango Rocks event to be held Jan. 17 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, and they include Ashleigh Tarkington, owner of...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Tuesday hours start back up for Bayfield vehicle registrations

After a year of being able to register vehicles in Bayfield only on Thursdays, the La Plata County Clerk's office is adding Tuesday hours at Bayfield Town Hall. At least for now. County Clerk...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Fatal avalanche involved students with Silverton Avalanche School

Backcountry skiers caught in an avalanche last weekend, leaving one dead, were taking part in an avalanche safety course with the Silverton Avalanche School, according to the Colorado Avalanche...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Wolverines outlast Bobcats, finish 2-0 at SWCO Classic

17th-century English poet John Donne once wrote that no man is an island. But despite riding a strong Ocean current, a couple more stand-out efforts may have been the life-preservers the 2019...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Los Pinos Fire wants to advertise for new chief in March

Candidates who are interested in being the new chief of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District won't apply for the position while turmoil is roiling the district. That was the message Interim Fire...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield-area house damaged in fire

Firefighters saved a home early Sunday near Bayfield. Upper Pine Fire Protection District Fire Chief Bruce Evans said hot ashes placed in a plastic garbage container outside the garage of a house...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

U.S. Highway 160 closed Tuesday in two spots near Bayfield

U.S. Highway 160 reopened between Gem Village and Bayfield as of 12:40 p.m., but remained closed about 5 miles east of town because of a two-vehicle crash. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Children's book addresses depression

A story about a friendly tortoise who likes to dress up and decorate her shell sounds like a cute children's book, right? Which "The Tortoise and the Flair" is, but it also dives into a deeper...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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