Fight is back on in HD Mountains

BAYFIELD – A fight is brewing in the HD Mountains. In what was once ground zero for battles over the impact of oil and gas development, the pressure for drilling is back on in the mountain range,...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Braided, brookies and a bird

Last week, two members of the Braided fly fishing club and I decided the three of us should spend a day fly fishing for brook trout. For those of you that don’t know, Braided is a fly fishing club...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Flies & Lies

Judge rules October trial for Mark Redwine remains a go

The trial for Mark Redwine, the Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, remains on track to begin later this month. In a recent motion, Redwine’s defense attorneys requested to...

DATE: Oct. 2, 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: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield schools take second look at COVID-19 policies

Teachers, community members and administrators have weighed in on Bayfield School District’s reopening plan during the coronavirus pandemic, and now the district is embarking on a full review to...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

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