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Los Pinos Fire wants to advertise for new chief in March

Candidates who are interested in being the new chief of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District won't apply for the position while turmoil is roiling the district. That was the message Interim Fire...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield-area house damaged in fire

Firefighters saved a home early Sunday near Bayfield. Upper Pine Fire Protection District Fire Chief Bruce Evans said hot ashes placed in a plastic garbage container outside the garage of a house...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

U.S. Highway 160 closed Tuesday in two spots near Bayfield

U.S. Highway 160 reopened between Gem Village and Bayfield as of 12:40 p.m., but remained closed about 5 miles east of town because of a two-vehicle crash. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Children's book addresses depression

A story about a friendly tortoise who likes to dress up and decorate her shell sounds like a cute children's book, right? Which "The Tortoise and the Flair" is, but it also dives into a deeper...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio Middle School scores improve in reading, math

Ignacio Middle School is celebrating a quiet victory in the middle of the school year. The school's state CMAS scores in math and English in 2018 made significant improvements over 2017. "This...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bridal Expo features flowers, gowns, and more on Saturday

Whether a wedding date is two weeks away or two years in the future, the Two Hearts Wedding Expo brings together dozens of local exhibitors under one roof. Floral Expressions of Bayfield and...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Pros teaching at baseball clinic

Grinders for Grace, an annual fundraiser for Grace Morrissey and other children with disabilities, is set for Saturday, Jan. 12, at Strike Zone Baseball and Softball in Farmington. Coaches at the...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Snow arrives, cold sticking around this week

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Meteors, blood moon, Mercury's crossing coming to Southwest's sky

Stargazers in Southwest Colorado will start the new year with a glimpse of a meteor shower as the Quadrantids streak through the sky on Thursday and Friday. A super blood moon also is coming in...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Hesperus Ski Area opens with 21-inch base, more on the way

Hesperus Ski Area has finally received enough snow to open for the season, a spokeswoman for the ski area said Monday. With a base of 21 inches of snow and another 15 inches forecast over the next...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Stolen car suspect leads police on 22-mile chase from Ignacio to Durango

A 21-year-old man from New Mexico was arrested Sunday on suspicion of stealing a car at the Sky Ute Casino Resort and leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase that ended in Durango. Michael...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

County working to remove snow, offers tips on winter driving

During the winter months, snow removal is the primary responsibility of the La Plata County Road and Bridge Department. To keep over 600 miles of county roads clear, County Road and Bridge crews...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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