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Upper Pine crews fighting California fire

Two crews from Upper Pine Fire Protection District have been deployed to the July Complex fire in Northern California. Six wildland firefighters and two engines left on Saturday, Aug. 2, said...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Bears are out and eating in preparation for hibernation

While humans are basking in the heat of mid-summer, bears know that fall is approaching and they are starting to prepare for their long winter nap. That means bears are now constantly on the move...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Cattlemen announce chuck wagon cook-off results

The La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen held their annual chuck wagon cook-off on Saturday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds as part of Durango Fiesta Days. Contestants are given ingredients to cook just...

DATE: July 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio celebrates 114th San Ignacio Fiesta

Ignacio area residents turned out last weekend to celebrate San Ignacio Fiesta. The Saturday morning parade featured colorful floats with lots of tossed candy, Latino bands, and since this is an...

DATE: July 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Fiesta prize winners announced

Saturday parade winners for San Ignacio Fiesta were: Grand Prize - Threadgill family celebrating 114 years 1st Commercial - Ignacio Family Medicine 2nd Commercial - Take Shape for Life 1st Royalty...

DATE: July 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

San Ignacio Fiesta ready to celebrate this weekend

The 114th San Ignacio Fiesta is Saturday and Sunday. The event is organized by St. Ignatius Catholic Church, but everyone is welcome to participate in any of the events. The 68th annual parade...

DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Forest service seeks nominations for San Juan Advisory Committee

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking volunteers for the San Juan Resource Advisory Committee (RAC).  The Secure Rural Schools Act authorizes the use of RACs as a mechanism for local community...

DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield student attends National Youth Leadership Forum

Greer Miller of Bayfield attended the National Youth leadership Forum in Denver this summer. This year's forum focused on life as an engineer, doctor or detective. Students who attended the program...

DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Fires out, smoke coming from Utah

The U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center reports that numerous wildfires in Utah and the Pacific Northwest have produced significant smoke that is drifting into portions of...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Culinary arts classes coming to Durango in fall

Culinary arts classes will begin this fall in Durango as the result of a collaboration between Manna Soup Kitchen and Southwest Colorado Community College (SCCC).    Kathy Tonnessen, executive...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Women's business conference set for July 24

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) will host the fifth annual Southwest Colorado Women's Small Business Conference on Thursday, July 24 at Fort Lewis College in Durango....

DATE: July 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado Forest Service offers tips for watering trees

BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Despite heavy rains over parts of Colorado in recent months, persistent drought conditions have parched the soil over much of the state, stressing even irrigated lawns and urban...

DATE: July 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

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