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Bayfield Heritage Days set for next weekend

Bayfield Heritage Days celebrates the changing of the seasons and the return of area sheep herds from the high country above Lemon Reservoir. All are welcome to two days of events next weekend. ...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Banned Books Week highlights value of free and open access

Toni Morrison, J.K. Rowling, Judy Blume, John Green. These authors are some of the most banned or challenged writers in the United States. Their stories have consistently make the list of books...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

It's official: Monsoons a bust this summer

It's official: The monsoon has been declared a bust. "Oh yeah, it was bust," said Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction . "Definitely not a good...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Garcia leads Wolverines to 2nd at BHS Invite

The Pine Valley Church/Dove Ranch course was seemingly designed to make distance runners hit walls like a house renovation project on "This Old House" on PBS. Those who managed to break through...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Forest Service completes prescribed burns

The U.S. Forest Service and other agencies have completed prescribed burns for the season around Bayfield. "It will take a couple of days for the smoke and interior burning to finish, but no more...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Sheriff's candidates spar about turnover, morale, homelessness

Two challengers seeking to be the next La Plata County sheriff criticized turnover, low morale and the treatment of homelessness during the past four years. Candidates for three contested races in...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Former Bayfield superintendent dies, age 52

Troy Zabel, the former superintendent of the Bayfield School District, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, surrounded by his family in Hayden. He was 52 years old. Zabel was hired as Bayfield's...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Most fault road access to Village at Wolf Creek, others see economic potential

A majority of people who weighed in on the U.S. Forest Service granting the Village at Wolf Creek road access opposed the decision, citing many faults with the proposed resort atop Wolf Creek Pass....

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Gem Village now a stop on information superhighway

Tracy McCracken, owner of Valley Feed and Ranch Supply in Gem Village, is looking forward to the end of September - when she expects to merge onto the information superhighway after struggling for...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

BHS boys take 2nd at home invitational

At the Bayfield Cross Country Invitational Saturday, area teams had impressive showings, as the Durango High School girls team won with 20 points and had four out of the top-five finishers, while...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Game of the Year: Defending champion Bayfield visits Durango in Vallecito Bowl rivalry

The high school football teams from Bayfield and Durango have delivered a pair of classic games since the rivalry was renewed in 2016 after an 80-year hiatus. Friday night's matchup promises to...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Prescribed burns complete in Saul's Creek

Prescribed burns are continuing in the San Juan National Forest near Bayfield. Fires were started Sept. 8 in the Saul's Creek area, burning about 2,500 acres, and are now completed in that area,...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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