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Local law enforcement to conduct DUI checkpoint this weekend

Local law enforcement will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend in an effort to curb drunken driving. Around 20 officers with the Colorado State Patrol, Durango Police Department and La Plata...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Kids at La Plata County Fair reap massive benefits at Junior Livestock Sale

Cows, goats, pigs and sheep decorated in flowers, glitter and ribbons stole the spotlight Saturday night at the Junior Livestock Sale at the La Plata County Fair. Participants in the stock auction,...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

'Matriarch' of La Plata County Fair has no plans to retire

No one loves the La Plata County Fair as much as Emma Shock. As the 70th year of the annual event closes down, the 92-year-old says goodbye to one of her favorite parts of the year. "Christmas is...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute tribal members remember lifelong activist

Sage Remington, a passionate Native American activist who lived in Ignacio, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018. He was 76 years old. Remington, a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, constantly...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Steering for a blue ribbon at the La Plata County Fair

Since December, 11-year-old Ryan Jack has spent two to three hours a day with her steer, Prince. She walks him twice a day for exercise, monitors his diet and brushes and trims his hair. "There's...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield woman dies in motorcycle crash south of Silverton

A 58-year-old Bayfield woman died in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash Thursday morning 7 miles south of Silverton on U.S. Highway 550. Kathryn Tucker was traveling northbound on a 2013...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Fiesta Days brings Old West spirit to Durango

The grandstands at the La Plata County Fairgrounds were packed over the weekend for the 83rd annual Durango Fiesta Days. The three-day event featured four rodeos, a parade and numerous other events...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Police chase through Durango ends in arrest outside Bayfield

A high-speed chase in Durango ended in a manhunt that resulted in the arrest of two men a few miles north of Bayfield on Saturday evening. Christopher Sowder, 24, and Dillon McCarthy, 23, were...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County commissioners unanimously lift fire restrictions

La Plata County commissioners unanimously approved lifting all fire restrictions during a special business meeting Wednesday. The decision, which was recommended by the Forest Service, La Plata...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Prosecutors hint at motive in Mark Redwine homicide case

Prosecutors believe they have a motive in the murder case against Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in November 2012. According to court documents, the prosecution...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Man convicted of possessing explosives sentenced to prison

A La Plata County man who was convicted of attempted possession of an explosive device was sentenced July 13to six months in prison. Nickie Carrillo, 54, was sentenced to start serving his sentence...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

D&SNG rolls again after suspending service for 41 days

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge sent two trains and 750 passengers to Silverton on Thursday, 41 days after being shut down for the 416 Fire and extreme fire conditions. "It's exciting to see...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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