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County treasurer apologizes for campaign filing mistakes

I want to apologize for my mistake as a first-time campaigner in filing documents with the Secretary of State. I am so sorry if I caused any concern with my personal monetary contributions to my...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Canning jam can be a dangerous habit

It's that time of year for unsuspecting landowners. I will show up at your place, bang on your door, and ask to pick fruit off trees or bushes in exchange for a jar of jam. It's also when my kids...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Asleep at the Wheel returns to Community Concert Hall Sunday

Asleep at the Wheel, the 10-time Grammy award-winning band revered for sustaining Texas-based Western Swing, returns to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Sunday, Aug. 12 for a...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Treasurer candidate files campaign finance complaint against opponent

The Republican challenger in the La Plata County treasurer's race has filed a complaint with the Colorado Secretary of State's Office against his opponent, Allison Aichele, asking for a complete...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute tribal members remember lifelong activist

Sage Remington, a passionate Native American activist who lived in Ignacio, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018. He was 76 years old. Remington, a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, constantly...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Steering for a blue ribbon at the La Plata County Fair

Since December, 11-year-old Ryan Jack has spent two to three hours a day with her steer, Prince. She walks him twice a day for exercise, monitors his diet and brushes and trims his hair. "There's...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield teen plays fast-pitch in Austrialia

For Bayfield High Schooler Emma Candelaria, summer was progressing as she knew it would. Again playing fast-pitch softball with one club from Durango, one from Grand Junction, and another from...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

La Plata County Fair schedule

The 2018 La Plata County Fair will be held Wednesday through Sunday at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. For more information, call 382-6465. Wednesday 4 p.m.: La Plata County 4-H sheep...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Local girl wins 2 top honors in sheep show

A year - or multiple years - of hard work concluded Wednesday night at the sheep show at the La Plata County Fair. Maryann Fassett was thrilled to win both the grand champion and reserved grand...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Archuleta County tells BP no

With a cadre of neighbors saying "four wells is enough," Archuleta County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted against a request by BP to drill a fifth well in a 640-acre section of land near...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield woman dies from gunshot wound

A 64-year-old Bayfield woman was found dead Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Tove Westwood was found by family members around 9:20 a.m. at her...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Seibel steps down from IHS girls basketball

His decision expected to be confirmed at the Ignacio school board meeting on Thursday, Ignacio High School girls' varsity basketball head coach Trae Seibel has elected to resign his position, after...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports