Times staff report

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

Residents escape early morning house fire in Bayfield

Two sleeping residents escaped an early morning fire in Bayfield after they were awakened by sounds of falling debris and found smoke in the living room, according to Upper Pine Fire Chief Bruce...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

LPEA board sets 'smart meter' opt out fee

The La Plata Electric Association board of directors has approved details for customers who want to opt out of having an AMI meter installed at their home. The board also gave preliminary approval...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

IHS grad receives national FFA award

Amanda Witcher, a 2014 graduate of Ignacio High School, was honored at the National Future Farmers of America Convention in November in Louisville, Kentucky. Witcher received the American FFA...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Local chambers planning for 2015

The Bayfield Chamber of Commerce will hold its final meeting of the year on Thursday, Dec. 11. The group's annual Christmas party will be hosted by Pine River Valley Bank from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Volleyball club holding tryouts

Four Corners Volleyball Club will hold its parent meeting and tryout sessions in December for the 2015 USA Volleyball season.   A parent and athlete information meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Ignacio schools honor veterans

Students and staff in the Ignacio School District honored Veterans Day by raising funds for military veterans and their families. On Nov. 12, the district took part in the fifth annual "Jeans For...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Talbot named LPEA manager of operations

Justin Talbot, who had been serving as interim manager of operations, has been named to the permanent position at La Plata Electric Association (LPEA). Talbot had previously served as manager of...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Valley stores offering specials next weekend

If Black Friday crowds aren't appealing, but if you still want to get some Christmas shopping done next weekend, there are lots of local options available. Lewis True Value Mercantile opens at 7...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

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