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Fort Lewis College Foundation sets fundraising record

The Fort Lewis College Foundation brought in a record $4.6 million in donations in the last fiscal year for scholarships, athletics, research, building construction and other projects. “Every...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Schools house teachers as recruitment, compensation tools

As a teacher shortage persists statewide, La Plata County school districts are grappling with high housing costs and low teacher salaries, which can make filling positions challenging. Across the...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio library relaunches oral history project

Ignacio Community Library has launched an improved version of its oral history curation project, Voices of Ignacio, with the goal of connecting the a wider community to its past. Voices of...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Citizenship question lands in Durango residents’ mailbox

Sue and Jack Eberhart were a bit confused when the U.S. Census Bureau asked if they were citizens. “THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ON THIS FORM,” Sue wrote on Page 8, Question 8 of the federal...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

K-9 Jimmy retires from La Plata Sheriff’s Office after 35 (dog) years

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday lost a loyal deputy and his 35 years’ experience to retirement. Dog years, that is. K-9 Jimmy, a 7-year-old German shepherd, became the county’s...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Upper Pine fire assisting in hurricane response

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District is sending two crew members and an ambulance to Florida to assist in emergency aid in anticipation of a hit from Hurricane Dorian. As a network...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Overhaul of La Plata County land-use code up for discussion

Wednesday could be a milestone moment for the future of La Plata County’s rewrite of the land-use code. At a work session at 10 a.m., county commissioners are expected to give clear direction about...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric commits to exploring options to cut carbon

Under direction of a new CEO, La Plata Electric Association plans to explore all its options to cut 50% of its carbon emissions by 2030 and keep its rates competitive. Much public attention in...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Rusty Shovel Saloon closes in Vallecito, focuses on Durango

VALLECITO – The Rusty Shovel Saloon, a bar and restaurant at Vallecito Reservoir, has closed after operating for five years in the small, lakeside community northeast of Durango. The saloon, known...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield football has home-win streak snapped by San Juan

Whether it was an unintentional hyperbole or not, the lights went out inside Wolverine Country Stadium at Bayfield High School in the team’s home-opening loss to San Juan High School of Blanding,...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

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