Fort Lewis College names local students to dean’s list

Local students named to the Fort Lewis College dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester include: Bayfield: Kayla Boblitt, Madelyn Duran, Ariel Fender, Ashley Hunt, Morgan Kirkpatrick, Patrick...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Tree on fire sends up column of smoke near Bayfield

A tree on fire put up a column of smoke Friday afternoon in the Bayfield area. The lightning-caused fire was reported about 4 p.m. near a water tank, said Bruce Evans, chief of the Upper Pine River...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Master gardener to be honored at Ohana Kuleana open house

Folks with limited plots for gardening or limited horticulture skills might want to set aside a good chunk of time Sunday to visit the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden. Not only can people learn...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury selection underway for two murder trials in Durango

Two murder trials that began Monday spent the first two days selecting jurors. Jury summons were sent to 300 people in each case, and coincidentally, 113 people showed up for both cases at the La...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield couple announces engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Dunavant of Bayfield announced their daughter, Erin Faye Dunavant, is engaged to marry Robert Franklin Trujillo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Trujillo of Silver City, New...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Community

AboutFace Aesthetics presents funds to firefighters

AboutFace Aesthetics, a medical spa in Durango, with several other local businesses, held a summer open house and silent auction June 26, which raised $1,400 for Durango Fire Protection District....

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Community

Bayfield woman dies from gunshot wound

A 64-year-old Bayfield woman was found dead Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Tove Westwood was found by family members around 9:20 a.m. at her...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

State parks in Colorado free to veterans, military through August

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer veterans and active-duty military personnel, including reserve and National Guard members, free entry to state parks during August. Visitors must have a valid...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Sewer line repairs, traffic delays to extend into early next week

The city of Durango’s work to repair a broken sewer line will extend into next week. The city had hoped to wrap up repairs Friday. The sewer line broke July 27 near Santa Rita Park after an...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing girl from La Plata County is located

A missing girl from La Plata County was found safe Thursday afternoon, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities issued a missing person alert for 4-year-old Sparrow Sow, who...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College to provide English as second language training

The Fort Lewis College School of Education will begin to offer graduate courses and field work for New Mexico’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages endorsement. The TESOL endorsement is...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College and San Juan College partner to address area’s teacher shortage

Fort Lewis College and San Juan College in Farmington were awarded more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation to create a program to boost the number of science, technology,...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News