Owners selling Tuning Fork Cafe in Bayfield

BAYFIELD – Tuning Fork Cafe is the only coffee shop in downtown Bayfield. It’s a meeting place for business partners, a stopping point for tourists and a gathering place for the community. As of...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ethics complaint filed after Durango city manager’s real estate deal made public

An ethics complaint has been filed with the city of Durango, but the details of the complaint have not yet been made public. The City Clerk’s Office received the complaint via mail Friday. Deputy...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

577 Fire southeast of Bayfield chewing through ground fuels

Management of a lightning-caused wildfire southeast of Bayfield was returned Tuesday to the Columbine Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. The 577 Fire will be monitored by local...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Mosquito Control District to ask for property tax increase

The Animas Mosquito Control District says more funds are needed to battle the blood-sucking, disease-carrying, picnic-ruining pests. The special district plans to ask residents to increase...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Virus outbreak hitting horses in La Plata County

A virus outbreak that affects mainly horses and cattle is on the rise in La Plata County. In mid-July, the Colorado Department of Agriculture announced two horses in La Plata County tested positive...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge damaged in 416 Fire to be removed

A bridge that was damaged in last year’s 416 Fire will be removed Tuesday by helicopter, the U.S. Forest Service announced Monday. The South Fork Trail Bridge was damaged when the fire burned the...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango skaters say upgrades a good tweak, but not quite rad

Shaded seating to make the Durango Skate Park on Roosa Avenue a more welcoming and safer place is nearing completion, about two years behind schedule. The $151,000 gathering area on the north end...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State finds violations at Montezuma County Social Services

A nine-month investigation into child welfare cases at the Montezuma County Department of Social Services alleges dozens of violations of state regulations and administrative law, according to the...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local nonprofits jump on funding opportunity in Bayfield

Bayfield launched its annual nonprofit community funding application Wednesday. As of Monday, 13 organizations had submitted applications, requesting almost $40,000 from the town. Since the town...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge to decide this week whether to delay Mark Redwine trial

The trial of Mark Redwine is up in the air. Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son Dylan in 2012, is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 17. The 57-year-old Bayfield man was arrested in...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Keeping the county fair on track

It’s not exactly the equivalent of organizing a space shot, but when roosters are crowing, sheep are baaing, children are amped and parents are stressed, the team behind the scenes that has worked...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s drains awash with errant bark mulch

After some of our very welcome recent rains, there was a less-welcome displacement of material onto sidewalks and streets. The biggest offender looks to be landscaping mulch. Go figure – chips of...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Action Line

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