La Plata Electric Association will not increase rates for 2018

The La Plata Electric Association Board of Directors announced Wednesday that rates for members of the cooperative will not increase in 2018. Tri-State Generation and Transmission, the co-op's...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Three Springs Plaza to celebrate fall season

The annual Three Springs fall festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Three Springs Plaza, 175 Mercado St. The fall celebration, the largest event of the year at Three Springs,...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield woman found dead with self-inflicted gunshot wound

A Bayfield woman died earlier this week from what appears to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Jann Smith, La Plata County coroner. Jackie Nelson, 49, was found dead inside her house shortly...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

LPEA funds fall 'Sight-in Days' at shooting range

La Plata Electric Association announced that it will continue support of "Sight-in Days" at Durango Gun Club's outdoor range, where community members and hunters can scope rifles, shoot in a...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

A day for celebrating indigenous people

Fort Lewis College is hosting several events today, Oct. 9, to celebrate Real Histories of America on Indigenous Peoples' Day. According to organizers: "The Real History of the Americas takes a...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Fire burns 634 acres in HD Mountains

Although thunderstorms moved through the area, the 842 Fire received almost no rain, and dry weather conditions allowed fire crews to burn 111 acres this weekend in the HD Mountains near Chimney...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado residents urged to get bear smart

In response to recent bear conflicts in Colorado, including close encounters, home invasions and an attack on a camper in Boulder County, Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges residents to get educated...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Ross to open Saturday

Ross, a national retailer, will open on Saturday in the Durango Mall. The clothing store will open in a 21,000-square-foot space that has been vacant for many years. It will be the 33rd Ross...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

LPEA installs charging stations for electric vehicles

La Plata Electric Association recently installed two Level II ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations at its Durango headquarters, 45 Stewart St. Four outlets are available for members to...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Lightner Creek Fire evacuees can begin to return home

After a day of significant progress on the Lightner Creek Fire, residents who were evacuated will be able to return to their home in stages, beginning tonight, Saturday. Beginning at 8 p.m. today,...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Lightner Creek Fire declared disaster emergency

The Lightner Creek Fire grew to approximately 300 acres on Thursday, fueled by dry conditions and gusting winds. There is zero containment of the fire, which grew to about 300 acres by Thursday...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

House, shed scorched in early morning fire east of Durango

A mobile home was destroyed in an early morning fire Monday in the Alpine Shadows subdivision, east of Durango. The fire was reported at 4:42 a.m. on East Pine Ridge Road, northeast of Elmore's...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: News