Bayfield Early Education Program celebrates 25th anniversary

The Bayfield Early Education Program is celebrating its 25th anniversary of helping generations of kids start big-kid school the right way. The nonprofit program, founded in 1995, is the only...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 hour 45 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

DA’s Office disqualified from prosecuting Bayfield child sex assault case

The 6th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has been disqualified from further prosecuting a Pagosa Springs man accused of child sex assault after District Attorney Christian Champagne broke a...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 hour 46 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. gets surprise extension for 2020 census

The 2020 census effort is in its last days, albeit with an unpredictable end date, which means Southwest Coloradans have limited time to complete their census forms. The census, a constitutionally...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 22 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County hopes to boost local economy with 2021 budget

La Plata County plans to carry out a number of construction and development projects totaling millions of dollars next year, in part to help send an economic jolt through the county and counter the...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 22 hours 54 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner says he plans to confirm Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Tuesday morning he plans to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. In an interview with The Durango Herald ,...

DATE: Sept. 29, 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: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College enrollment rises 4%

Enrollment increased 4% for the fall semester at Fort Lewis College, halting a multiyear slide in student numbers that had pinched school budgets. Fall enrollment came in at 3,443 compared with...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert stops by Bayfield on campaign trail

BAYFIELD – More than 70 La Plata County residents gathered under the Eagle Park pavilion in Bayfield on Saturday to hear upstart, congressional candidate Lauren Boebert make her case for their...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How are health care, COVID-19 shaping campaigns in Southwest Colorado?

Health care was a top election issue for both urban and rural areas throughout the Democratic primary and leading up to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. After the pandemic swept the...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Census deadline pushed back to Oct. 31

A federal court issued an injunction Thursday night ordering the Trump administration to halt its efforts to change the census calendar and to continue counting efforts for another month. The U.S....

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Top prosecutor says he’ll focus on restorative justice, racial inequality

Sixth Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne, who is running uncontested in November’s election, said during the next four years he plans to continue working on restorative justice...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield alumna saves final year of soccer at Fort Lewis College, takes it to Hawai’i Pacific

Knowing a rare gamble has all but paid off, Maddy Duran’s voice still had a tone of amazed disbelief as she recalled a difficult choice that has allowed her to enhance her education and regain a...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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