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Bayfield water smells bad, for now

A combination of full water storage tanks, warm water temperatures and a power surge that knocked out an aerator in the tanks has resulted in some smelly water in Bayfield for the past few weeks....

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

After third offense, Durango man fined $1,000 for feeding bears

A Durango man has been ticketed for intentionally feeding bears - for the third time in eight years - resulting in a $1,000 fine and a likelihood the bears will have to be euthanized. "You just...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Firefighters contain 3-acre blaze on Missionary Ridge

Firefighters have fully contained a three-acre wildfire burning in the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire burn scar area north of Durango, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Firefighters continued to...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Man pleads guilty in slaying of James Box, Jr., gets 25 years

A Montezuma County man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of James Lloyd Box Jr., who was fatally shot Jan. 2 on Haycamp Mesa east of Dolores. After accepting the plea deal on Monday,...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

San Ignacio lights up 118th year

San Ignacio Fiesta, the longest-running celebration in Southwest Colorado, hosted another fun-filled event this weekend. The 73rd annual parade, live music, horseshoe tournament and Fiesta dance...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Fiesta Days brings Old West spirit to Durango

The grandstands at the La Plata County Fairgrounds were packed over the weekend for the 83rd annual Durango Fiesta Days. The three-day event featured four rodeos, a parade and numerous other events...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Fun judging food

Olathe corn, Palisade peaches, Bayfield farmers' market tomatoes - as a food lover, this is one of my favorite times of year. Another highlight is when the organizers of the La Plata-Archuleta...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Alert Traffic Control earns statewide honors

Earning top safety awards in a dangerous business isn't easy. Alert Traffic Control of Bayfield is one of nine companies in Colorado recently honored for doing just that. On June 27, owner Susan...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Paving operations set for downtown Ignacio

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will perform paving operations on Colorado Highway 172-Goddard Street in Ignacio this week. The four-day project will is scheduled to start on...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Beer, barbecue, music coming to downtown Bayfield

As summer seems to race toward its conclusion, there's one more chance for some live music, beer and barbecue in Bayfield before autumn arrives. Local beer, live music, wine and spirit sampling,...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Police chase through Durango ends in arrest outside Bayfield

A high-speed chase in Durango ended in a manhunt that resulted in the arrest of two men a few miles north of Bayfield on Saturday evening. Christopher Sowder, 24, and Dillon McCarthy, 23, were...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Library district considering tax increase request

The Pine River Public Library District is facing the potential of a $200,000 shortfall in 2019. Director Shelley Walchak and members of the library board made a "state of the library" presentation...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News