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Colorado high school football postponed to spring

Thirty-seven states will try to play high school football this fall. Colorado is not one. Tuesday, after more than a month of waiting for a decision from Colorado Gov. Jared Polis regarding...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Sports

A La Plata County Fair unlike any other

In La Plata County, 215 young farmers are spending their days sprinting with goats, applying lotion to pigs or clipping hair on cattle as they prepare their livestock for the annual county fair....

DATE: Aug. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Rain may help curb human-bear conflicts

Bear activity in La Plata County has been quiet so far this year, but weather conditions over the next couple of weeks will play a major role in whether enough food is available during the animals’...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Match point: Bayfield, CSU star Kirstie Hillyer retires from volleyball

Kirstie Hillyer vividly remembers the last of her 1,174 kills as a Colorado State University volleyball player. It was five years in the making. “Ever since my redshirt year as a freshman, coach...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

As pandemic protections expire, renters need new deal to stave off eviction

Democrats and Republicans are working on a compromise to pass a second relief package for a nation still struggling with its response to the coronavirus pandemic. The relief would come none too...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Nationwide coin shortage leaves Durango businesses pinching pennies

La Plata County banks, laundromats and car washes are seeing the signs of yet another unexpected disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic – a coin shortage. Word of a coin supply disruption...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Independent La Plata County commission candidates make November ballot

It’s official: La Plata County’s two independent candidates for county commissioner are on the November ballot. As part of Colorado law, independent candidates must collect the number of signatures...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe rescinds Stage 1, Stage 2 fire restrictions

Because of the recent and widespread monsoon moisture, Stage 1 and Stage 2 fire restrictions have been rescinded for all trust lands throughout the Southern Ute Indian Reservation as of Wednesday. ...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield School District delays start

Bayfield schools will open a week late, Aug. 24, but the exact manner of schooling during the coronavirus pandemic has yet to be determined. La Plata County school districts have been weighing...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield celebrates Ed Morlan Day with food drive

With empty boxes and a “food drive” sign, Jackie Morlan set up shop Tuesday on Mill Street in Bayfield to celebrate Ed Morlan Day by organizing a community food drive. Ed Morlan Day, originally...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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