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No choppers, but local chile, anyone?

With no motorcycle rally in Ignacio on Labor Day weekend, the Ignacio Chamber of Commerce and Farmers Fresh Market are hosting a green chile festival on Sept. 1 and 2. The event will start at noon...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio School District refinances bonds

The Ignacio School Board recently announced the district successfully completed a second refinancing of the 2012 bond issue. The first was completed in October 2016 and the most recent was closed...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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Burn-out operations conclude in HD Mountains near Bayfield

After several days of preparation, firefighters Tuesday night successfully conducted burn-out operations on the 842 Fire in the HD Mountains near Chimney Rock National Monument. Crews burned 282...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Burnout planned Tuesday for 842 Fire, health advisory issued

Firefighters are planning a burnout Tuesday for the 842 Fire in the HD Mountains. Roads and trails are being used as containment lines, which have been improved by removing hazard trees, brush,...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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BHS music director receives Boettcher award

Derek Smith, music director at Bayfield High School, is one of 42 recipients of the 2017 Boettcher Foundation Teacher Recognition Award. Lenka Doskocil, a Boettcher Scholar and 2017 BHS graduate,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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'Sincere, compelling and relevant' Daphne Willis to perform Aug. 16

Lauded for her vocal emotiveness and the depth of her songwriting, Daphne Willis takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The dance floor...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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County fair wraps up events on Sunday

It's been eight years of hard work for Keanna Smith of Ignacio, but it resulted in her steer, Mastari, winning the grand champion breeding stock prize at the La Plata County Fair. "The judge said...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Town hall on state teacher shortage coming to Ignacio

In an effort to address the current educator shortage across Colorado, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, the Colorado Department of Education and the Ignacio School District will host a...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Nominations available for Ignacio School Board directors

Two seats are up for election on the Ignacio School Board. Elections are on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Two directors will be elected for four-year terms. To qualify, a candidate must have been a registered...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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Fire in HD Mountains grows to 35 acres

A small fire caused by a lightning strike in the HD Mountains has been encouraged to grow a little bigger and has done just that. Firing operations began Wednesday to expand the perimeter of a...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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Fire crews starting operations to expand small fire in HD Mountains

Firing operations are tentatively planned for Wednesday to expand the perimeter of a small lightning-caused wildfire in the HD Mountains to improve forest health and reduce future wildfire danger....

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

CPW offering free entry to state parks on Monday

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day on Monday, Aug. 7 by offering free entrance at all 41 state parks. Free entrance at the state parks is an annual Colorado Day tradition....

DATE: Aug. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: News