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Bayfield, Farmington football meet for first time since 1947 'debacle'

The Bayfield and Farmington High School varsity football teams have not faced each other since 1947. The opening game of the 2018 season will renew that rivalry. It's probably not common knowledge...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Jail escapee captured; schools placed on lockdown during chase

A jail escapee was captured Wednesday after an hour-long foot pursuit up and down the Animas River Trail north of downtown Durango. The chase resulted in lockdowns at Durango High School, St....

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Running start: IHS reviving cross-country

"I know we had it in 1987," wrote Ignacio Athletic Director Rocky Cundiff in an e-mail to the Times. "Still researching, sir," he added when trying to pin down a precise year in addressing the...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Town board to finalize ballot measure on marijuana sales

If marijuana sales are approved by Bayfield voters in November, retail operations would pay an annual fee of $3,000 and charge a transaction fee on each sale. That fee hasn't been set yet but would...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

65 years of serving Bayfield, Ignacio

The Bayfield Lions Club is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. On Saturday, the club held its annual steak fry, with members attending from the Durango and Cortez clubs to commemorate the...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

BP looks to pull out of Southwest Colorado, northern New Mexico

BP American Production Co. is contemplating pulling out of the San Juan Basin natural gas and oil field in what could be another devastating hit to the economy in Southwest Colorado and northern...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Broadcaster signs off on amazing career

As battered and bruised as the Bayfield players appeared following their 28-20 defeat of Kersey Platte Valley for the 2015 CHSAA Class 2A State Football Championship, lost in the party was the fact...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Volleycats opening 2018 with Del Norte triangular

Scores aren't kept at Pagosa Springs' Pirate Four Corners Scrimmages. But with only seconds left in their sixth and final 25-minute match at the 2018 edition of the preseason event, held this past...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

La Plata County Jail inmate escapes from outside work assignment

A La Plata County Jail inmate assigned to outside work at the Durango/La Plata County Senior Center escaped Tuesday. Marty Kelly Yazzie, 30, walked out of the senior center between noon and 12:15...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Wolf exhibit opens at Southern Ute Museum

Wolves - both images of them and the live, furry kind - filled the Southern Ute Museum on Aug. 16. Ambassador animals from Wolfwood Refuge attended the opening reception and talk for "Living With...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Sierra Edd's art and activism makes space for Native women

Sierra Edd doesn't separate her art from her activism or her activism from her art. For many years, that integration helped her develop a voice and a style in both forms of expression,...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Local law enforcement to conduct DUI checkpoint this weekend

Local law enforcement will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend in an effort to curb drunken driving. Around 20 officers with the Colorado State Patrol, Durango Police Department and La Plata...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News