Man arrested for assaulting woman on Christmas Eve

Sheriff's deputies arrested 46 year old Edward Venteroso last week after receiving a Christmas Eve 911 call for help from a 55 year old woman he allegedly assaulted at her home on County Road 318....

DATE: Jan. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

January is Radon Action Month

The federal Environmental Protection Agency and various other health agencies are joining to promote awareness of the danger of radon in homes. Radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer in...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

CDOT promoting winter driving safety

Winter arrived with a vengeance last week for a white Christmas, and more snow arrived this week as well. "We want to remind motorists that now is the time to prepare their vehicles for winter...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

United Blood Service

United Blood Services will hold area mobile blood drives through Jan. 31. Please call 877-UBS-HERO to schedule an appointment, or go to For more information, call (888) 804-9913....

DATE: Jan. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Fishbone performing at Sky Ute

Fishbone, a ska-punk band that influenced rock music in the late 1980s, performs Saturday, Jan. 17 at Sky Ute Casino Resort. The group formed in 1979 in Los Angeles and plays a fusion of music that...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Business forum set for Wednesday

Wells Fargo Bank and Fort Lewis College will present the 23rd annual Southwest Business Forum from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at the Community Concert Hall. Experts will make...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Students experience life on the trail

Students at Silver Spruce Academy studied the Oregon Trail for seven weeks this autumn, culminating with a "departure" on the trail on Friday, Dec. 11. Some of the students dressed in pioneer-style...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Special dogs looking for home for Christmas

Every year the La Plata County Humane Society reaches out to local businesses to help find homes for homeless dogs. This year the humane society had no problem filling up those sponsorships, so...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

LPEA seeks applicants for camp, Washington DC trip

High school juniors whose households receive electricity from La Plata Electric Association are invited to apply for two youth programs scheduled for summer 2015. The annual National Rural Electric...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

BLM lands to close for firewood cutting by year end

If you want to cut firewood for this winter on BLM land in Southwest Colorado, you need to do it by Dec. 31. The BLM Tres Rios field office in Dolores announces that as of Jan. 1, firewood cutting...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield gets $328,000 to buy park land

The Town of Bayfield has been awarded a grant of $327,857 from Great Outdoors Colorado (GoCo) to buy 23.6 acres from Bayfield School District. The land is between the old middle school and the Pine...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Upper Pine wins financial reporting award

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Upper Pine River Fire Protection District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

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