416 Fire grows by more than 4,000 acres

A towering plume of smoke signaled another hot, windy day on the 416 Fire, which found pockets of thick, dry vegetation in remote locations of the San Juan National Forest. The blaze was reported...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

5 things you need to know about today's primary election

Today is the primary election - a day when voters will decide who will move on to the General Election in November. Only one race is contested in La Plata County: the county treasurer. Incumbent...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

416 Fire grows 100 acres

Warmer, drier weather caused the 416 Fire to grow 100 acres Sunday, and fire officials expect the same conditions to last throughout the week. Gusty winds throughout the day caused large plumes of...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Community fund accepting applications for those impacted by 416 Fire

Donations to the Community Emergency Relief Fund have added up to more than $145,000 after the 416 Fire began burning. CERF, managed by the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado, has a...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

416 Fire will be under new management Friday

The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Type 1 Team will hit its 14-day limit for working a fire at the end of the day Thursday, and management of the 416 Fire will shift to a National Incident...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

More evacuees go home as rain dampens fire

Hermosa resident Andrew Korneoson unloaded boxes of belongings from his car with his parents Sunday afternoon under a gray and cloudy sky - conditions that helped change the 416 Fire's behavior and...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Initial evacuees go home, but more placed on pre-evacuation

After 13 days of wondering when good news for evacuees would come from the 416 Fire that started June 1, it came Wednesday. Evacuation orders were lifted in the afternoon for 560 residences and 20...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Democrats vying for county treasurer to debate Thursday

A debate between the two Democratic candidates for La Plata County treasurer - incumbent Allison Aichele and challenger Tim Walsworth - will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Extension...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Fire grows to more than 1,000 acres; about 825 homes evacuated

Here is the latest news on the 416 Fire north of Durango. This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is released. 8:02 p.m. The 416 Fire has grown to 1,100 acres as of 7:30...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Power restored to all LPEA customers

As of approximately 9:45 a.m. all members of La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) affected by the early morning outage Monday are back in power. Repairs were made to the downed 46kv transmission...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Guinn Unger makes it onto primary ballot for state Senate seat

Bayfield resident and La Plata Electric board member Guinn Unger will be on the primary ballot in his bid to unseat state Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose. Unger, a Democrat, petitioned onto the ballot....

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

'The Mask You Live In' documentary addresses society's view of masculinity

In the wake of the ongoing national awareness and conversation about sexual harassment, Rocky Mountain PBS is partnering with various organizations in Colorado to screen a documentary called "The...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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