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La Plata County to resume land-use code rewrite Thursday

La Plata County’s contentious rewrite of its land-use code is set to resume this week. On Thursday, La Plata County commissioners and members of the Planning Commission will meet for a work session...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Weak snowpack blamed for uptick in avalanches started by backcountry travelers

Skiers and snowmobilers have triggered six avalanches in the past week or so across the San Juan Mountains as deteriorating snow conditions have upped the chances of starting a slide. According to...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Food-safety training begins Feb. 7 in Bayfield

Fort Lewis College, the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Colorado State University Extension, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and the Colorado Department of Agriculture will host a...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College to review investments for environmental, social impact

Fort Lewis College announced Monday a portion of its investments – about $7.8 million – will be vetted annually for its impact on humanity and the environment. Students have been advocating since...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Sen. Michael Bennet calls on Americans to fight for a fair impeachment trial

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is the first in history without a review of the related documents and without testimony from witnesses, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet said Thursday...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Census Bureau hiring hundreds in Southwest Colorado

The U.S. Census Bureau has hundreds of part-time job openings seeking census workers to help count each person living in Southwest Colorado. Anyone 18 or older could make $16 an hour this spring...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, House lawmakers propose changes to Endangered Species Act

Local agencies working on the ground should decide whether to list a species as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, according to a renewed bill from Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez. The bill,...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College wants more local say on its board

Fort Lewis College, which has pushed for more local representation on its Board of Trustees, announced Friday it has tapped a Durangoan to join the board and is considering adding two other...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Safe Sister takes on women’s self-defense in La Plata County

BAYFIELD – Women yell loudly as they deliver punches to pads held by instructors – shouts that include, “That’s my purse!” or “Back off!” or a series of expletives. The idea is to distract would-be...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio revamps utility rates for water, wastewater, natural gas

IGNACIO – The Ignacio Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday that changes town water, wastewater and natural gas rates for utility customers. Ignacio customers are charged for...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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