Southern Ute Indian Tribe reports its first positive COVID-19 test

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe reported its first positive COVID-19 case Wednesday since the pandemic broke out in March. In a news release, SUIT spokeswoman Lindsay Box said the person who tested...

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

COVID-19 tests to be offered in Bayfield

To provide convenient COVID-19 testing options, San Juan Basin Public Health, in collaboration with Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, will provide free community drive-thru testing from 9...


Time has come for Ignacio football to kick off 2020 season

Helpless as he and his staff were about a player-eligibility problem which cost the team last Saturday’s season-opening home game versus Class 1A third-ranked Meeker, all Alfonso “Ponch” Garcia...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Pine River Library expands hours and services

Pine River Library will be open additional morning hours starting Tuesday. The schedule will be noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 3...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Role reversal: No. 1 Delta storms back to beat Bayfield in second half

The mighty Bayfield High School defense showed its teeth once more in the first half Saturday. The top-ranked team in the state made all the necessary adjustments in the second half, though. BHS...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Female firefighters vouch for Los Pinos: ‘We’re three really lucky people’

IGNACIO – Walking around the Los Pinos Fire Protection District station in Ignacio, the district’s three female firefighters pointed to private showers, bathrooms and bedrooms they can use – a plus...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield-area Community Fruit Harvest seeks participants

Bayfield-area residents with extra apples or apple trees that need to be harvested are invited to list their apple trees for harvest during the second annual Community Fruit Harvest Saturday...

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

Food drives to be held Saturday at 3 locations

La Plata County commission candidate Marsha Porter-Norton, State Rep. Barbara McLachlan and La Plata County commission candidate Matt Salka will host food drives Saturday at three locations, in...

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

Bayfield trustees interview finalists for vacant board seat

The Bayfield Board of Trustees has a vacant seat to fill, and trustees must choose between a candidate who has years of governmental experience or a political newcomer focused on family life and...

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

Bayfield Convenience Center closes temporarily for maintenance, cleanup

Bayfield Convenience Center will be closed until Monday to allow for site maintenance and cleanup. The facility, located at 4496 County Road 223, will not accept waste of any kind during the...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trash piles up, requiring Bayfield Transfer Station to close

The Bayfield Transfer Station will close for about a week after the operator – WCA Waste Corp. – let trash pile up to the point where the company needed to close the center to get it cleaned up....

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County woman arrested on suspicion of setting barn on fire

A La Plata County woman has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson in connection with a barn fire that resulted in about $125,000 in damage. Amanda Lembach was being held Tuesday at La...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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