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La Plata County releases second draft of new land-use codes

The second version of La Plata County’s draft land-use code was released Tuesday for public review as county officials eye a final adoption of the revised regulations this fall. After four years in...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

As coronavirus resurges, Durango tourism officials pull back outreach – and expectations

It’s uncertain how the global coronavirus pandemic will disrupt life in the foreseeable future, but after four months, it’s at least possible to quantify how dire the situation has become. “(The...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield author draws ‘eerie’ similarities between 1918 and 2020

Curt Brown, author of “Minnesota 1918: When Flu, Fire and War Ravaged the State,” has spent most of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic with his family in his home near the Pine River in Bayfield. When...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Country rocker, part-time Durango-area resident Charlie Daniels dies at 83

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music singer and part-time La Plata County resident Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Citizen-led Bayfield parade celebrates Independence Day

An Independence Day parade organized by Bayfield residents marched down East Mill Street on Saturday morning, after the town government canceled the official Fourth of July parade earlier this...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County brings the fight back to noxious weeds

Invasive and noxious weeds beware – La Plata County is reinvesting money to fight the environmental intruders after years of financial constraints that forced county officials to reduce funding for...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bald eagle recovering this Fourth of July after crash landing in Durango

This Fourth of July, a bald eagle, America’s national bird, is recovering at an animal rehabilitation center after apparently flying into power lines in south Durango. He is doing well and should...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally proposes campsite, activities southwest of Durango

A proposal to use a camp near Hesperus for the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, which could draw hundreds of people, has residents in the rural part of the county concerned about noise, fire and...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango train begins fire mitigation, but is asked to stop

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s extensive fire mitigation project this spring was shut down after the U.S. Forest Service broached concerns about the number of trees being cut down...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Giant American flag can’t be missed near Bayfield

Travelers on U.S. Highway 160 between Durango and Bayfield might have noticed a new addition to the skyline this week: A 100-foot metal pole wielding an American flag about the size of two coach...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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