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Bayfield library might ask taxpayers again for a property tax increase

The Pine River Library in Bayfield is considering another attempt at requesting a mill levy increase to ease its financial woes. The library has been experiencing budget issues since 2017 when a...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio gets creative with economic growth

Ignacio community leaders are taking steps to become a certified creative district, both to express the heart of the community and to create economic opportunities. This week, Creative Ignacio,...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

School’s out, but lunch is still served in Ignacio

Summer vacation is well underway, and for some children, that can mean a departure from healthy, consistent meals. But in Ignacio, several nonprofits worked together to restart the free summer...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield’s Prior wraps up career at All-State Games

ALAMOSA – A prime participant in numerous high-pressure situations during his multi-sport Bayfield career, Keyon Prior found himself again playing that role in his final prep-level event this last...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Ignacio’s Grooms appreciative of All-State wrestling honor

ALAMOSA – Wrestling itself seemed almost secondary to Skieler Grooms in the greater context of not just the last weekend but a challenging high school career on and off the mat. Competing this last...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

San Juan National Forest names district ranger in Bayfield

By Shannon Mullane Herald Staff Writer San Juan National Forest representatives announced Wednesday they have filled the district ranger position for the Columbine Ranger District. James Simino,...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Mesa Verde National Park visitation down 8% in wake of fires, federal shutdown

Visits to Mesa Verde National Park declined about 8% in 2018 compared with the previous year because of wildfires and the partial federal government shutdown. Visits to the park dropped from...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Late winter storms stunt summer produce in La Plata County

Winter 2018-19 brought many benefits to Southwest Colorado. It dumped enough moisture to lift the region from the most threatening drought in the country. It brought snow and cool temperatures that...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Purgatory Resort sees 47% rise in skier visits

Heavy snowfall across the state this winter boosted visits to Colorado ski resorts, especially Purgatory Resort. Purgatory saw a 47% increase in visits from the 2017-18 season to the 2018-19...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Flood advisory in effect for Animas, Los Pinos and La Plata rivers

Flood advisories for the Animas, La Plata and Los Pinos rivers are in effect until further notice, according to the National Weather Service. Minor lowland flooding and flooding along the Animas...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Retired Durango doctor, wife recovering from head-on crash east of Bayfield

Bayfield resident and well-known doctor Richard Grossman was reading The Durango Herald in the passenger seat of his Toyota Prius on his way to Pagosa Springs on Friday when he looked up to see an...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Update: Mancos, La Plata, Animas rivers are near flood stage

Rivers in Southwest Colorado on Saturday again approached flood stage as warm weather sent snowmelt downstream overnight. The National Weather Service on Saturday issued flood advisories for the...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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