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Receding shoreline leaves dock high and dry at Vallecito Reservoir

Drought's domino effect in Southwest Colorado has hit again, this time at Vallecito Reservoir. With the reservoir less than 50 percent full, and waters continuing to drop, lake managers intend to...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Town of Bayfield lifts fire restrictions

On Monday, the Town of Bayfield lifted the emergency fire restrictions put in place on June 11. The following restrictions were lifted: Agricultural burning including but not limited to weeds,...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Forest Service lifts fire restrictions

The San Juan National Forest has lifted all fire restrictions on Forest Service Land. "Recent thunderstorms have brought much needed moisture to the area," the agency wrote in a press release...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Tickets for Demolition Derby go on sale Thursday

The La Plata County Fair has announced that tickets for the 2018 Demolition Derby will go on sale beginning Thursday, July 19. Tickets for the annual event, which pits local drivers in a spectacle...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

All welcome to annual San Ignacio Fiesta

The community of Ignacio will celebrate its 118th annual San Ignacio Fiesta on July 28. The celebration will kick off with its 73rd annual San Ignacio Fiesta Parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday....

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

We need to dump Washington politicians

It seems that nowadays we hear the opinions and news of the Democrats and Republicans blaming each other and news gossip (opinions), not necessarily facts. In 1996, Clinton passed an immigration...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Ditch yields summer fun

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Is the U.S. Forest Service aggressive in fighting fires?

By Vicki Christiansen People sometimes tell me that the U.S. Forest Service isn't aggressive enough in fighting fires. As a wildland fire professional with more than 30 years of experience, I...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield graduate places 20th at Skills USA national competition

Dylan Burress, who won the Colorado Skills USA competition in cabinetmaking this spring, placed 20th in national competition held in Louisville, Ky. on June 27 and 28. "I did OK," Burress said in...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

D&SNG rolls again after suspending service for 41 days

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge sent two trains and 750 passengers to Silverton on Thursday, 41 days after being shut down for the 416 Fire and extreme fire conditions. "It's exciting to see...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Heated car part sparks fire near Oxford

A truck driver on his way to Ignacio saw a fire burning off the side of State Highway 172 on Thursday. Using a fire extinguisher and a shovel from his truck, he and a few other drivers who stopped...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Firefighters pack it up as storms loom over 416 Fire

The National Incident Management Organization team assigned to the 416 Fire closed its incident command post Tuesday at Animas Valley Elementary School. The school has served as the command post...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News