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State senator breaks with party line to support sex ed bill

Montrose Republican Sen. Don Coram is leading a state effort to fund a controversial sex education program in Colorado’s public schools, the latest example of the senator’s unusual break with his...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Planning director didn’t follow procedure when buying ebike, county says

Outgoing La Plata County Planning Director Jason Meininger improperly used a county credit card to make a nearly $4,000 unauthorized purchase for an electronic bike, drawing concern from county...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bill would create text reminders for court defendants

A Colorado Senate committee has advanced a bill that would enact a text message program to remind criminal defendants of upcoming court hearings, but Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is unsure...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Suicide survivor finds healing in art at Ignacio community center

IGNACIO – Bonnie Woodward’s depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are the result of a house fire, the loss of a child, physical abuse and other trauma. The trauma and poor mental health...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield seniors end four-game skid, beat Pagosa Springs

After a tough four-game league losing skid, the Bayfield High School boys basketball team finished the regular season with a win. The Wolverines hosted the Pagosa Springs Pirates on Friday evening...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Storm drops double-digit snow amounts throughout La Plata County

After a chaotic morning in Southwest Colorado, with some areas reporting double-digit snow totals, it appears winter weather and the associated impacts are winding up. Coal Bank, Molas and Red...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Death Café provides venue to discuss a taboo subject

Death is taboo in Western culture, but the Death Café discussion group creates a space for a conversation on the feared and avoided topic. The gathering started in Europe about 10 years ago and...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

How Durango and Bayfield see each other

It’s common for Bayfield construction workers to clean the dust off their throats with an after-work beer at the Billy Goat Saloon and moan about having to run errands in Durango. The 20-mile...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield wrestlers ready for tough regional

Packing up his gear, relatively clean and untouched following Bayfield’s 39-27 dual win at Monte Vista back on Jan. 31, Daniel Westbrook beamed over a performance most in attendance may have...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Humbled Ignacio matmen seeking state spots

In releasing the Week 10 On The Mat high school rankings before the San Juan Basin League Duals began Feb. 7 in Dove Creek, longtime wrestling observer/analyst Tim Yount stated the obvious in...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Colorado senators vote in favor of renewing Land and Water Conservation Fund

The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a bill championed by Colorado Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, as part of a massive public lands...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Durango woman seeks seat on La Plata County Commission

Marsha Porter-Norton, who has led a nonprofit in La Plata County and worked as a facilitator of meetings on numerous public policy issues, announced her candidacy for the county commission...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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