Lawyers courted briefly with county bounty

Here’s a phone screen shot from a recent official La Plata County job posting. It looks like I may have chosen the wrong career path. No wonder our county budget is looking kinda slim. Sign me,...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | COLUMN: Action Line

King II coal mine expansion open house on Thursday

Residents with opinions on the proposed expansion of GCC Energy’s King II coal mine in southwest La Plata County will have a chance to weigh in at an open house Thursday in Hesperus. Preparing for...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christopher Blevins goes back-to-back in nationals short-track

Less than 24 hours after a scary crash took Durango’s Christopher Blevins out of the elite professional men’s cross-country mountain bike national championship race, he jumped right back in the...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jersey sweep: Amos and Robbins dominate junior races at mountain bike nationals

If Riley Amos and Madeline “Maddie Jo” Robbins had any fatigue from their national championship performances Saturday, it didn’t show Sunday. A day after the two claimed USA Cycling Mountain Bike...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bayfield library director receives career achievement award

Shelley Walchak, director of Pine River Library in Bayfield, is receiving the 2019 Career Achievement Award after 36 years of library service. The Colorado Association of Libraries informed the...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman rescued from Horse Gulch

A woman injured about 10:50 a.m. Sunday while mountain biking in Horse Gulch was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center. The woman suffered a leg injury that is not life-threatening, said Ron...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man killed in Hesperus rollover

Logan Willbanks, 24, of Dolores, was killed about 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning after he was ejected from the pickup he was driving after it wandered off the right side of U.S. Highway 160 approaching...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three women speak on starting their small businesses

Almost everyone has played the mind game of imagining turning their good idea for a business into reality. Three businesswomen from Southwest Colorado who have made that leap offered some advice...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Amos, Robbins reclaim USA Cycling mountain bike national titles

Nobody was going to take national championship jerseys off the backs of two of Durango’s brightest rising stars on Colorado soil Saturday. Madeline “Maddie Jo” Robbins opened Saturday morning’s USA...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USDA to issue hemp farming regulations this fall

WASHINGTON – When U.S. Congress legalized hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill, it allowed Colorado’s burgeoning hemp industry to thrive even more. The number of acres registered for hemp cultivation in...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Women entrepreneurs bring surge of new businesses to Ignacio

IGNACIO – Nine new businesses have come to Ignacio since April, and the surge seems to be led by women. Eight out of the nine businesses were registered or co-registered by women, according to town...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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