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La Plata Liberty Coalition says county’s district plans must be updated

IGNACIO – The way to fix the La Plata County land-use code is by first updating the 12 district plans in the county. That’s the message the organizers of the new La Plata Liberty Coalition gave to...

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

Bayfield residents voice opposition to legalizing marijuana

Not in Bayfield. That was the message people brought to a forum about retail or medical marijuana sales in Bayfield earlier this week. Citing a potential increase in crime and homelessness, a...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural La Plata County landowners decry proposed land-use code

Proposed land-use code revisions that would add rules to what landowners can and can’t do with their property didn’t go over well Tuesday night at the Oxford Grange Hall in eastern La Plata County,...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield updating comprehensive plan

Since the town of Bayfield began work to update its comprehensive plan, there have been more than 30 plans and studies, covering everything from economic development to housing to recreation. A...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

KD’s Alley Caffe celebrates 5 years in Ignacio

Building success on organic coffee, breakfast burritos and fresh panini sandwiches, KD’s Alley Caffe has added another element to its eatery, Back Alley BBQ. Located at 565 Goddard Ave. in downtown...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Ignacio asking for 1-cent sales tax increase this spring

If approved by voters, a 1-cent sales tax increase in Ignacio would be used for capital improvement projects in town, such as water, gas, sewer, irrigation and street improvements. The town’s board...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana sales coming to Bayfield?

In the past, proposals to sell marijuana within Bayfield town limits haven’t just been met with a “no.” It was more like: “heck, no.” This was because dozens of people would pack town board...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield sports community rallies behind longtime sports writer Joel Priest with new car

For the first time that anyone can remember, Joel Priest was speechless. The indefatigable sportswriter for the Pine River Times and Southern Ute Drum received an almost-new 2017 Ford Escape as a...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Heart Safe La Plata seeks volunteers for AED program

Heart Safe La Plata is looking for some life-saving volunteers. Through a new software program, volunteers near an automated external defibrillator will receive a text or phone call if there is a...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos, Upper Pine ambulance crews on call in California

Three Los Pinos ambulances, six crew members, and an Upper Pine ambulance with two firefighters have been deployed to work at the wildfires in California, but they might be sent back home soon...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Head Start forced to move out of building after asbestos discovered

The Head Start program in Ignacio unexpectedly closed Tuesday, leaving about 95 families scrambling to find day care and other services for their children after the Southern Ute Indian Tribe closed...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead in house on fire in Bayfield early Friday morning

A man was found dead inside his house that was on fire early Friday morning in Bayfield. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation was at the home on County Road 516 and Bayfield Parkway on Friday to...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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