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Gubernatorial candidate wants to bridge political divide

If elected governor, Lew Gaiter said he wants to bridge the political divide, bring civility to political discourse and lead by influence rather than a show of power. The Republican candidate...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demons dominate postseason soccer awards

Awards continue to pour in for members of the 2017 Durango High School girls soccer team. Durango junior Taylor Klone received a CHSAA 4A All-State Honorable Mention after another impressive season...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield’s Bushnell makes All-State baseball team

Several area high school baseball players received postseason awards after impressive seasons on the diamond. Bayfield High School senior catcher Austin Bushnell was honored for his season’s work...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ opening at Animas City Theatre

It’s taken about 20 years for the film adaptation of the award-winning novel Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn to come to the big screen. It’s the story of a white writer who is called to help a...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

La Plata County braces for Trump budget cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Some La Plata County public agency officials are expressing worries about how federal budget cuts proposed by President Donald Trump might disrupt local programs to help the...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Number of unwanted cats dropping in La Plata County

April used to mark the beginning of kitten season at the La Plata County Humane Society, but in recent years its spay and neuter programs have driven a decline in unwanted cats. High numbers of...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red-flag warning issued for La Plata County on Friday, Saturday

Fire danger will be heightened in La Plata County on Friday and Saturday. The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning beginning at noon Friday and extending through 10 p.m. Saturday for...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public comment period begins for Hermosa Creek management plan

A public comment period began June 8 for the Hermosa Creek Watershed Management Environmental Assessment, which lays out the proposed uses of the recently designated wilderness and...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 arrested in pawn shop burglary

The Bayfield Marshal’s Office has arrested two suspects in connection with an April burglary at Pine River Pawn in Bayfield. Investigators are still trying to find a third suspect, whom they...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Farmers Market opening in Bayfield

A new Thursday night Farmers Market will begin at 6 p.m. June 15 at the Bayfield Block Party on Mill Street. “The opening of this market is an effort to attract local producers and artisans to...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brief river search fizzles after report of someone in distress

Emergency workers searched up and down the La Plata River on Thursday for someone who possibly fell in and needed saving. According to scanner traffic, multiple agencies participated in the search,...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County, BLM discuss public access south of Summit Lake

CORTEZ – The Tres Rios Office of the Bureau of Land Management and Montezuma County are working to clarify issues of access to 1,200 acres of public lands south of Summit Lake. The land is hemmed...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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