Scientists: Climate change threatens Rocky Mountain flower

DENVER – Warmer and drier conditions brought about by climate change could imperil a wildflower once common in the Colorado high country. Scientists spent 25 years tracking the northern rock...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bayfield ‘No on pot’ sign stolen

Organizers of the campaign urging a no vote on marijuana sales in Bayfield report that one of their banners was stolen. The banner was displayed on the fence of a downtown home across from the...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA in talks with Tri-State to accommodate solar companies

La Plata Electric Association is negotiating with its wholesale energy supplier to help bring more solar power to the region. LPEA can purchase only 5 percent of its total energy from independent...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango bibliophile offers book giveaways

Susan Johnson of Bayfield makes it a point to visit the Durango Book Rescue the first Sunday of each month, looking for a discarded treasure for herself or others, and she can’t beat the price –...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Citizens group challenges La Plata Electric Association decisions

A citizens group has started a petition challenging some of La Plata Electric Association’s budget decisions, alleging conflicts of interest among board members and opposing rates that provide...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees to meet Friday

The Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College will conduct a public meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the Vallecito Room of the Student Union, Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. For more...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite orders from Sheriff, people still camping behind Tech Center

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has been clear: There’s no camping allowed behind the Tech Center. But weeks after law enforcement said individuals need to leave the area, people are still...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio is set for Taste of Christmas Dec. 7

Ignacio’s Taste of Christmas starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday, with a parade starting at Ignacio High School, coordinated by the Boys and Girls Club of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. The parade will be...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation certifies general election results

FARMINGTON – Officials on the Navajo Nation have certified results from the tribe’s general election. The final counts show Vice President Jonathan Nez won the tribal presidency with 41,261 votes....

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New program seeks to prevent child abuse, neglect

Parents of young children are learning to identify more serious illnesses and how to make their homes safer places as part of SafeCare, a new San Juan Basin Public Health program. SafeCare , which...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango can expect 3 inches from Sunday’s storm

Chain laws are in effect for U.S. Highway 550 on Coal Bank and Molas passes, but light Sunday traffic is keeping problems to a minimum on roads in Durango. Durango Police Department Cpl. Travis...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A low-key Colorado Democrat is trying to settle the Pelosi speaker dispute

WASHINGTON – It was four years ago when Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter first started nudging his party’s top leaders about making way for new blood. “It was like, ‘OK, you guys are my friends. It’s...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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