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Independent La Plata County commission candidates make November ballot

It’s official: La Plata County’s two independent candidates for county commissioner are on the November ballot. As part of Colorado law, independent candidates must collect the number of signatures...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District delays start

Bayfield schools will open a week late, Aug. 24, but the exact manner of schooling during the coronavirus pandemic has yet to be determined. La Plata County school districts have been weighing...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Irish music fans look to save Irish Embassy Pub

Before COVID-19 health restrictions claimed his favorite downtown Durango hangout, the Irish Embassy Pub, Sean McCarthy decided to act – organizing a social media fundraising effort to save the...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain may help curb human-bear conflicts

Bear activity in La Plata County has been quiet so far this year, but weather conditions over the next couple weeks will play a major role in whether enough food is available during the animals’...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Tennis, softball gain CHSAA approval

The Colorado High School Activities Association is moving forward with fall sports for boys golf and tennis as well as softball. The fate of cross-country, football and volleyball awaits the...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield celebrates Ed Morlan Day with food drive

With empty boxes and a “food drive” sign, Jackie Morlan set up shop Tuesday on Mill Street in Bayfield to celebrate Ed Morlan Day by organizing a community food drive. Ed Morlan Day, originally...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday 11:48 p.m. A woman was hit by a car and suffered a laceration on the inside of her leg from her ankle to her knee in the 3800 block of County Road 228,...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango group requires rescue after boat capsizes on Navajo Lake

A group from Durango required rescue at Navajo Lake on Monday after a boat capsized from a 6-foot wave during a storm. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe Lewandowski said park rangers...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How are local ski areas preparing for uncertain future in public health?

In an era dominated by COVID-19, Roseanne and Davey Pitcher are trying to be proactive about reopening Wolf Creek Ski Area for the upcoming ski season. Purgatory Resort, unlike Wolf Creek, has been...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plan for data tower in Mancos State Park faces backlash from residents

A new 40-foot tower on Jackson Gulch dam at Mancos State Park would transmit data from the reservoir to the Mancos Water Conservancy District in real time to reduce water loss. But some residents...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Release of Durango officer-involved shooting video could be weeks away

Body cam footage of a fatal officer-involved shooting earlier this month in Durango is expected to be released in the coming weeks, said Durango Police Department Chief Bob Brammer. “We are an open...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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