Ute Mountain Casino Hotel announces temporary closure

Because of growing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and to assist with local tribal prevention efforts, Ute Mountain Casino Hotel has temporarily closed operations of its hotel and casino...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Support the Friends of the Pine River Library on Colorado Gives Day

Friends of the Pine River Library invites Coloradans to support expansion of the library’s digital services by donating on Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday. Community First Foundation and FirstBank...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

COVID-19 testing available at fairgrounds, Upper Pine Fire district

La Plata County Emergency Operations Center is coordinating free community COVID-19 testing in two locations: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday to Thursday and Saturday, La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Tribal Council appoints acting chairman

The Southern Ute Tribal Council has appointed Bruce Valdez as acting chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. Valdez will assume all responsibilities of the duties of chairman until the new...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Broncos left without any QBs, 49ers could be forced to relocate as pandemic ravages NFL

The NFL faced widespread complications Saturday in its attempt to complete the season amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the Denver Broncos dealing with a severe quarterback shortage, the San...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Light Up The Town Holiday Parade to take place Friday

The Light Up The Town Holiday Parade will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday starting at Ignacio High School, 315 Ignacio St. The Taste of Christmas committee has planned the event around COVID-19...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

As cases rise, Bayfield schools gear up for in-person learning

In a controversial move, the Bayfield School District is scheduled to reopen Nov. 30 with in-person learning for its entire student body. The plan to reopen, announced during a special school board...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Library expands digital offerings

Pine River Library has expanded its digital resources to include Creativebug, Prenda Code Club, Kanopy and the New York Times . Creativebug is a collection of arts and crafts video tutorials,...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

SJBPH to host COVID-19 community testing event Friday in Bayfield

San Juan Basin Public Health and Upper Pine River Fire Protection District will provide free community drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Upper Pine River Fire Protection...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

With COVID cases rising, Bayfield businesses wonder how best to spend relief funds

The town of Bayfield has distributed $58,300 in COVID-19 relief grants to local businesses, but with new public health restrictions in sight, grantees are still worried about what lies ahead. The...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio School Board announces changes to district schedule

The Ignacio School Board has announced these changes to its district schedule: Nov. 23 and Nov. 24 will be professional development days for all staff members at Ignacio Elementary School and...

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

Three La Plata County residents recognized for lifesaving acts

Pine River Valley heroes received recognition this month for jumping into action, in dangerous situations, to save others’ lives. In Bayfield, a bystander at a gym started CPR when another person...

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

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