Female firefighters vouch for Los Pinos: ‘We’re three really lucky people’

IGNACIO – Walking around the Los Pinos Fire Protection District station in Ignacio, the district’s three female firefighters pointed to private showers, bathrooms and bedrooms they can use – a plus...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield-area Community Fruit Harvest seeks participants

Bayfield-area residents with extra apples or apple trees that need to be harvested are invited to list their apple trees for harvest during the second annual Community Fruit Harvest Saturday...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Food drives to be held Saturday at 3 locations

La Plata County commission candidate Marsha Porter-Norton, State Rep. Barbara McLachlan and La Plata County commission candidate Matt Salka will host food drives Saturday at three locations, in...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield trustees interview finalists for vacant board seat

The Bayfield Board of Trustees has a vacant seat to fill, and trustees must choose between a candidate who has years of governmental experience or a political newcomer focused on family life and...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Convenience Center closes temporarily for maintenance, cleanup

Bayfield Convenience Center will be closed until Monday to allow for site maintenance and cleanup. The facility, located at 4496 County Road 223, will not accept waste of any kind during the...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trash piles up, requiring Bayfield Transfer Station to close

The Bayfield Transfer Station will close for about a week after the operator – WCA Waste Corp. – let trash pile up to the point where the company needed to close the center to get it cleaned up....

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County woman arrested on suspicion of setting barn on fire

A La Plata County woman has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson in connection with a barn fire that resulted in about $125,000 in damage. Amanda Lembach was being held Tuesday at La...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck drivers will be stopped on Wolf Creek Pass to talk dangers of travel

Underscoring the dangers of U.S. Highway 160’s Wolf Creek Pass, highway authorities plan to stop semitrailer drivers and educate them about how best to navigate the pass, which features a steep...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fight is back on in HD Mountains

BAYFIELD – A fight is brewing in the HD Mountains. In what was once ground zero for battles over the impact of oil and gas development, the pressure for drilling is back on in the mountain range,...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Braided, brookies and a bird

Last week, two members of the Braided fly fishing club and I decided the three of us should spend a day fly fishing for brook trout. For those of you that don’t know, Braided is a fly fishing club...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

Judge rules October trial for Mark Redwine remains a go

The trial for Mark Redwine, the Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, remains on track to begin later this month. In a recent motion, Redwine’s defense attorneys requested to...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Supreme Court will hear La Plata County, CDPHE lawsuit

The Colorado Supreme Court announced Monday it will review a case in which La Plata County hopes to recover an estimated $337,000 in attorney fees as part of a four-year legal battle with the state...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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