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Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Unopposed candidates in La Plata County outline accomplishments, goals

Candidates for La Plata County coroner, assessor, surveyor, and clerk and recorder are running unopposed in the November election. The Durango Herald asked unopposed candidates to outline their...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Animal scientist Temple Grandin shares insights on animal fear, overbreeding

Author Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science, shared her insight into the sensory world that animals experience with equine enthusiasts and professionals Monday at the Strater Hotel. ...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

9-year-old Bayfield girl faces terminal cancer diagnosis

Nine-year-old Jolean Scott spent the summer with her family swimming, going to the movies, making art projects and hanging out along the Animas River. In August, her life took a dramatic turn when...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Want upgrades to U.S. Highway 160? CDOT says more funding would help

U.S. Highway 160 from Elmore's Corner to Bayfield needs turning lanes, wider shoulders and other safety improvements that will require between $55 million to $65 million to build. The Colorado...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Connections are key to preventing youth suicide across La Plata County

Emma Harmon wasn't planning to try to take her life when she started driving north on U.S. Highway 550 one February night in a snowstorm. "I just felt so out of control, at that point," Harmon...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio nonprofit changes name, refocuses mission

Southern Ute Community Action Programs is changing its name and making plans to rebuild in the wake of a decision by the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council to withdraw funding to the organization...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Suicide prevention campaign to start Saturday

Volunteers and businesses are planning to blanket La Plata County with suicide prevention messages this weekend. "The entire community is coming together - Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio - to...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Flood risk around Durango could extend through next week

Intense thunderstorms could bring large debris flows down streams on the southern end of the 416 Fire burn scar into neighborhoods, La Plata County officials told a crowd Saturday evening at Miller...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Raft trip to support teen suicide prevention

Rafters will float the Animas River on Wednesday to help prevent teen suicide. Mild to Wild and First United Methodist Church will host the second annual Raft for Hope event to support counseling...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Quick air attack, hot-shot crews helped subdue 358 Fire

Hitting the 358 Fire northeast of Durango hard and fast with helicopters, planes and hot-shot crews helped control and contain it. The fire was started on private property on May 25 by someone...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Shares aims to build a food-secure region

Bayfield preschoolers peered curiously at purple cauliflower and munched on kiwifruit during a March food-exploration class. Pine River Shares volunteer Susan Fischer encouraged students to smell...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Lake Nighthorse dedication honors years of hard work

Officials gathered Monday to celebrate the opening of Lake Nighthorse and the 50 years of work behind the reservoir that sits in Ridges Basin, southwest of downtown Durango. "My heart is full...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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