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LPEA board members’ spending varies widely

As the May 2 La Plata Electric Association election draws near, concern about one candidate’s spending, the board’s top earner last year, has spread on social media. Former Republican state Rep. J....

DATE: April 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River Trail construction puts 200-year-old tree at risk

A ponderosa pine approximately 200 years old in north Durango could be irreparably damaged from construction of the Animas River Trail northern extension, but it’s better than the alternative, city...

DATE: April 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grass fire contained near Highway 172

A grass fire burned 25 to 30 acres Saturday afternoon near Highway 172 and County Road 222 in the Florida River Valley. Despite strong winds, the fire was fully contained before 5 p.m., although...

DATE: April 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools in Southwest Colorado see changes driven by Columbine

One look at Durango High School, built in 1976, and Montezuma-Cortez High School, which opened in 2015, tells you a lot about how the world of education has changed 20 years after the Columbine...

DATE: April 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for April 15-19

Information and agendas about city meetings City of Durango: www.durangogov.org or call 375-5000. La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us or call 382-6210. Town of Bayfield: www.bayfieldgov.org ...

DATE: April 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deep snowpack could trigger flooding on Dolores River

With above-average snowpack melting off into the Dolores River, the town of Dolores is considering the potential for flooding this spring. On Monday, 30 officials and residents attended an...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fundraiser settles lunch debt for Miller students

Miller Middle School announced it would serve partial lunches to students who owed $8 or more to the cafeteria this week, prompting a school employee to start a Facebook fundraiser to pay off their...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 17 hours 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators react to redacted Mueller report

The response from Colorado’s senators to the public release of the long-anticipated and redacted report from special counsel Robert Mueller reflected a larger party divide in Washington, D.C. As...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield comes together to put on Mill Street block parties

The Thursday night Bayfield Block Parties started four years ago as a way to promote Bayfield businesses and bring a vibrant event to downtown. The block parties are such a hit that they continue...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How an Andalusian horse redirected a Bayfield life coach’s life path

Mill deVoto, a white Andalusian horse, changed the course of Jan Shaw’s life. Shaw is the founder of The Success Alchemist , a marketing, website development and life coaching business that...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Area farmers should be growing hemp

More and more farmers are growing hemp after the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized the production of the plant nationwide. There are currently 30 farmers in Montezuma County and 45 in...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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