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Bayfield School Board set for near-complete turnover in November

Four out of five Bayfield School Board members may not be returning to their positions after the Nov. 5 elections, with five newcomers and one incumbent vying for the open seats. The candidates are...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bar D Wranglers make big splash in The New York Times

Yee-haw, yippee-ki-yay, The Bar D Wrangler’s Chuckwagon made the cover of The New York Times Arts section, Page C1, on Saturday. Prime real estate, too. The top two-thirds of C1 were devoted to...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 7 hours 36 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

Farmington challenges Ignacio to chile cook-off

The New Mexico-Colorado chile rivalry has come to Ignacio. Farmington challenged Ignacio to prove that Colorado has better chiles at the town’s third annual Ignacio Green Chile Fest to be held...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 7 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

Prescribed burns under way in San Juan National Forest

Aerial ignition operations were conducted Sunday on two prescribed burns in the San Juan National Forest. Linda Parker, public information officer on the burns with the U.S. Forest Service, said on...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

A rainy week expected in Southwest Colorado

Finally: A rainy week is expected ahead of us in Southwest Colorado. “Last week was the first sign of a transition from a summer to a fall and winter weather pattern, and you’ll see more of that...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Sky Ute Casino gets new assistant manager

The Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council has announced Travis Garlick as the new assistant general manager of Sky Ute Casino Resort near Ignacio. Sky Ute Casino Resort is one of the biggest employers...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Suicide prevention stickers help forge community connections in Southwest Colorado

BAYFIELD – Celebrating Healthy Communities used stickers Saturday to spread its suicide prevention message during its second annual Sticker Shock event. The Durango-based coalition organized the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio football travels to vulnerable Lake County

Penalties – of which there were too many to be acceptable to even an armchair quarterback, let alone a seasoned high-school varsity head coach – aside, Ignacio’s offense lost yardage on a play just...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

West Nile in the Pine River Valley? Hard to know for sure

Mosquitoes in the Durango area have tested positive for the West Nile virus, but Pine River Valley residents aren’t sure if the mosquitoes in eastern La Plata County are carrying the virus. San...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio area poacher convicted for new crimes – in Canada

A La Plata County man who has a 30-year history of wildlife violations was convicted this week of new game charges in Canada. Robert Peck, former owner of Antler Meadows Outfitters near Ignacio,...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County, tribe sign new agreement on oil, gas issues

La Plata County and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe have agreed to new terms about the operation of oil and gas production by the tribe on county-owned lands. Because the tribe is a sovereign nation,...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bear bites hunter after being shot near Pagosa Springs

A Pagosa Springs man was injured by a black bear last week after a hunting trip went awry, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Matt Thorpe, wildlife manager for CPW, told The Durango Herald ...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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