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BP looks to pull out of Southwest Colorado, northern New Mexico

BP American Production Co. is contemplating pulling out of the San Juan Basin natural gas and oil field in what could be another devastating hit to the economy in Southwest Colorado and northern...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Treasurer Allison Aichele has 10 days to explain mistakes in 2014 campaign finance filings

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele has 10 days to explain mistakes related to her 2014 campaign filings and to prove there was no intentional wrongdoing. The Colorado Secretary of State's...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Treasurer candidate files campaign finance complaint against opponent

The Republican challenger in the La Plata County treasurer's race has filed a complaint with the Colorado Secretary of State's Office against his opponent, Allison Aichele, asking for a complete...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Investigation finds no foul play in death of former La Plata County Sheriff's deputy

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said foul play was not the reason for the death of former La Plata County Sheriff's deputy Jeremiah Lee, who was found dead in his Bayfield home in October...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

After third offense, Durango man fined $1,000 for feeding bears

A Durango man has been ticketed for intentionally feeding bears - for the third time in eight years - resulting in a $1,000 fine and a likelihood the bears will have to be euthanized. "You just...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bear cub injured in 416 Fire is bandage-free

An orphaned bear cub whose paws were burned in the 416 Fire has almost fully recovered. "The burns have healed nicely, and at this point, I'd say her paws are about 95 percent healed," said Michael...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine river times

Englewood man cited with DUI after crash on Black Bear Pass

A 28-year-old Englewood man was cited Sunday with drunken driving after causing a harrowing accident on Black Bear Pass, a dangerous and difficult mountain road that connects Silverton and...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Receding shoreline leaves dock high and dry at Vallecito Reservoir

Drought's domino effect in Southwest Colorado has hit again, this time at Vallecito Reservoir. With the reservoir less than 50 percent full, and waters continuing to drop, lake managers intend to...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County downgrades to Stage 2 fire restrictions

La Plata County on Wednesday downgraded to Stage 2 fire restrictions. In a unanimous vote, La Plata County commissioners decided that with more moisture in the region, which has tempered fire...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad eyes Thursday reopening

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad hopes to resume coal-fired steam engine service to Silverton on Thursday, after more than 40 days stuck in the depot. "We are preparing to run on that...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Abandoned boat found crashed on road north of Vallecito Reservoir

An abandoned boat was found in the middle of the road Saturday night just north of Vallecito Reservoir. The marooned vessel was reported on County Road 501 near the intersection with Mushroom Lane,...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Hunter's Run Golf Course closes after 25 years

Hunter's Run Golf Course, after nearly 25 years in business, has closed while the longtime owners try to find a buyer to take over operations in Oxford. Owner Robert Hardaway has owned the...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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