Ignacio school board looking for new member after resignation

Ignacio’s Board of Education began interviewing new board candidates Tuesday to replace Doug Little, who resigned last month. Little had his last meeting in January and ultimately decided to leave...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County fire districts explore virtual reality

Two La Plata County fire departments are trying out a new way to train: virtual reality. Los Pinos and Upper Pine River fire protection districts, and an Arvada fire agency, are participating in a...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio family featured on DIY Network

Shalina Luna and her daughter, Joli Galvan, were glued to the TV on Tuesday evening with a dozen or so close friends who helped them build a 700-square-foot earthen house in the Ignacio area. Luna,...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal bill seeks to preserve Native American languages

Local educators hope a federal bill focused on Native American languages will enhance local Ute language education efforts. The bill, which would establish Native American language resource centers...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

A year into pandemic, restaurants in Pine River Valley feel ‘optimistic’

Ashleigh Tarkington, co-owner of Billy Goat Saloon in Gem Village, said her personal savings took a hit as the bar adapted to COVID-19 restrictions – but a year into the pandemic, she viewed the...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio identifies 6 town priorities in new long-range plan

The Ignacio Town Board has outlined its top six priorities for the next two years, with housing and broadband at the top of the list. The town completed a new strategic plan for 2021-23 earlier in...

DATE: March 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two children injured in crash involving school bus

Two children suffered serious injuries Friday north of Ignacio in a crash involving a Chevy Tahoe and school bus. An Ignacio School District bus driver was cited with careless driving causing...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio School District saves taxpayers $345,000

The Ignacio School District refinanced and sold bonds in early March – saving taxpayers $345,276. The district made the savings possible by selling and refinancing about $8.1 million of taxable...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

International magazine features La Plata County’s rising star, Tyller Gummersall

Country Music People magazine highlighted La Plata County’s own Tyller Gummersall in its February issue with a full feature covering his decade of independently making country music. The feature,...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Colorado scenic byways get national designation

Two of Colorado’s scenic byways, both in southern regions of the state, have become part of the National Scenic Byway Program. The National Scenic Byway Program includes 184 designated byways in 48...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio vaccinates 514 at COVID-19 clinic

Ignacio held its first community vaccination clinic Saturday, helping more than 500 La Plata County residents receive their first COVID-19 vaccine doses. As the state continues its phased...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio opens first electric vehicle charging station

Ignacio officially joined Colorado’s electric vehicle charging network Feb. 12 after the unveiling of a new charging station at Ignacio Community Library. Colorado is pushing for residents to...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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