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Repairs force drainage of Groundhog Reservoir; no bag limit on fish

Malfunctioning dam equipment discovered this week at Groundhog Reservoir has forced Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. to begin draining the lake in order to make repairs, officials report. As a...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Intermediate School is ready for students

Along with new backpacks and new shoes, students at Bayfield Intermediate School will have a new school on Tuesday. Bayfield Elementary also has been renovated to house kindergarten through second...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Broadcaster signs off on amazing career

As battered and bruised as the Bayfield players appeared following their 28-20 defeat of Kersey Platte Valley for the 2015 CHSAA Class 2A State Football Championship, lost in the party was the fact...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

BP looks to pull out of Southwest Colorado, northern New Mexico

BP American Production Co. is contemplating pulling out of the San Juan Basin natural gas and oil field in what could be another devastating hit to the economy in Southwest Colorado and northern...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

65 years of serving Bayfield, Ignacio

The Bayfield Lions Club is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. On Saturday, the club held its annual steak fry, with members attending from the Durango and Cortez clubs to commemorate the...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Town board to finalize ballot measure on marijuana sales

If marijuana sales are approved by Bayfield voters in November, retail operations would pay an annual fee of $3,000 and charge a transaction fee on each sale. That fee hasn't been set yet but would...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Jail escapee captured; schools placed on lockdown during chase

A jail escapee was captured Wednesday after an hour-long foot pursuit up and down the Animas River Trail north of downtown Durango. The chase resulted in lockdowns at Durango High School, St....

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Wolf exhibit opens at Southern Ute Museum

Wolves - both images of them and the live, furry kind - filled the Southern Ute Museum on Aug. 16. Ambassador animals from Wolfwood Refuge attended the opening reception and talk for "Living With...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County Jail inmate escapes from outside work assignment

A La Plata County Jail inmate assigned to outside work at the Durango/La Plata County Senior Center escaped Tuesday. Marty Kelly Yazzie, 30, walked out of the senior center between noon and 12:15...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Got zucchini?

Zucchini season means it's time to carve, decorate, weigh, slingshot, and yes, even eat, that prolific squash. On Saturday, the Pine River Library held its fourth annual Zucchini Extravaganza, held...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Roundabout opens near Bayfield Middle School

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Sierra Edd's art and activism makes space for Native women

Sierra Edd doesn't separate her art from her activism or her activism from her art. For many years, that integration helped her develop a voice and a style in both forms of expression,...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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