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

Bayfield 1-1 in weekend play

The Bayfield High School boys basketball team knew it would take some time to get into the flow of basketball following the football season, and it appears the Wolverines have made the transition...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

LPEA phone scam targets elderly residents

La Plata Electric Association is warning members of a recently reported phone scam and asks people to beware of a caller who threatens disconnection for lack of payment. The current scam targets...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Positions available on county boards, commissions

La Plata County commissioners are seeking county residents who want to serve in positions on boards or commissions. Boards and commissions with available positions include: Board of Adjustment,...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: News