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La Plata Electric Association board fills vacant seat

John Witchel was elected by La Plata Electric Association’s board of directors to fill a seat vacated when Jack D. Turner resigned as a representative in the cooperative’s District 4, which covers...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enforcement stalls against Ignacio grocer accused of ignoring COVID-19 rules

Farmers Fresh Market in Ignacio still doesn’t require face coverings, a violation of state law, but local agencies’ enforcement efforts seem to have stalled. In July, La Plata County public health...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College surprised by low COVID-19 cases

Fort Lewis College had given 2,683 COVID-19 tests as of Wednesday, with 17 confirmed cases – all of which were reported during move-in week, when students were required to be tested. As of...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slowly, seniors return to exercise classes in Bayfield

Laughter and music echoed through an otherwise empty space at Bayfield’s senior center Wednesday as three women did strength exercises – rare sights and sounds since the center closed in March...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioner candidate Marsha Porter-Norton to host meet and greet in Ignacio

Marsha Porter-Norton, candidate for La Plata County commissioner from District 2, will host a candidate meet and greet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday on Browning Avenue, near the intersection with...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lauren Boebert defends her past during Durango visit

Lauren Boebert defended herself against the latest attacks that her origin story – growing up collecting welfare in a Democratic household while learning the Republican values of hard work at...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After yearslong effort, La Plata County inks new land-use code

It’s official: La Plata County has a new land-use code. La Plata County commissioners Clyde Church, Gwen Lachelt and Julie Westendorff voted unanimously Tuesday in support of adopting sweeping...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family member tests positive for COVID-19 in Bayfield School District

A family member of students at Bayfield Primary School and Bayfield Intermediate School has tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Kevin Aten said the school district was notified about the...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What will La Niña mean for winter in Southwest Colorado?

Avid skiers, sit down – could 2020 bring any more bad news? Yes, of course: The Climate Prediction Center forecasts a 75% chance of a La Niña winter forming from December through February. La Niña...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republican candidate Boebert touts free market in health care

Lauren Boebert said opponents’ efforts focusing on her personal life are meant to distract voters from issues in the campaign – especially health care, an issue on which she claims she holds an...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Misleading election mailer concerns Colorado officials

Colorado election officials are warning residents to watch out for an informal postcard sent by the U.S. Postal Service that contains misleading information about the upcoming November election....

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moon tree lands in Durango

The moon tree has landed in Durango. For the unacquainted, Durango is home to Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa, who died in December 1994 at the age of 61 and now has a park and street bearing his...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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