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 | 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

Ignacio School District sees first COVID-19 case

An Ignacio Elementary School student tested positive for COVID-19 this week, prompting the school district’s first quarantine because of the coronavirus pandemic. The school district instructed...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fall colors arrive in Southwest Colorado

Fall colors should peak during the next two weeks, making weekend drives prime times to catch autumn’s show. Esther Godson, spokeswoman for the San Juan National Forest, said, “From our employees...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Surgeries take toll on La Plata County Humane Society finances

The La Plata County Humane Society has spent thousands of dollars during the past couple of months on surgeries for dogs, so much so that it is worried about its ability to continue funding...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Acting BLM director remains in power, despite appointment nomination being withdrawn

William Perry Pendley remains acting director of the Bureau of Land Management more than a month after his nomination to officially lead the agency was withdrawn. Pendley was appointed to the role...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health to provide COVID-19 testing event in Bayfield

San Juan Basin Public Health, in collaboration with Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, will provide free community drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Upper Pine...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield takes slow, steady approach to racial equity effort

Racial equity activism in Bayfield is chugging ahead, slowly but surely, with a new community group focused on tackling racism and inequality through collaboration. The Bayfield Racial Equity...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield hires economic recovery coordinator

The town of Bayfield wants to help businesses access COVID-19 relief money so much that the town created a new position to help them do it. Beth Lamberson, former executive director of KSUT, is the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Audit calls for improvements to Ignacio’s financial reporting

The town of Ignacio’s 2019 audit revealed both budgetary strengths and financial mishaps – errors town staff members vowed won’t happen again. The town ended 2019 in a strong financial position,...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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