La Plata County nonprofit receives 3,000 pounds of vitamins

The Herb Hut Free Clinic, a La Plata County nonprofit, received 3,000 pounds of multivitamins this week that it intends to hand out to local residents in need – free. The Herb Hut has a clinic on...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | UPDATED: 6 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

How is Ignacio putting its federal relief dollars to use?

The town of Ignacio focused on utility and technology support after receiving about $60,000 of the $4.8 million in federal COVID-19 relief money allocated to La Plata County governments. The money,...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elected officials oppose Rep. Boebert’s actions during U.S. Capitol riot

Elected officials in La Plata County took action this week against recently elected Congresswoman Lauren Boebert after the U.S. Capitol riot Jan. 6. Boebert, who represents 28 Western Slope and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine River Fire vaccine clinic up and running

Upper Pine River Fire Protection District vaccinated about 120 people Saturday, its first day as a COVID-19 vaccination clinic. The district, which covers 256 square miles in eastern La Plata...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine River Fire in Bayfield plans to open COVID-19 vaccination clinic

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, which covers 265 square miles of eastern La Plata County, plans to open a public vaccination center in the next two weeks. The fire district has been...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield wrestles with housing needs

The Bayfield board of trustees took a fresh look at housing issues this week, but finding solutions might be like “opening a can of worms,” said Mayor Ashleigh Tarkington. With growth on the...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio-area 3-year-old faces second battle with cancer

For 3-year-old Cooper Sossaman, Christmas this year was bookended by stints in the hospital as he battles cancer for the second time. Cooper, who was born prematurely, spent nine months being...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield sends out $150,000 in business relief checks

In a quick turnaround, Bayfield distributed $150,000 in federal coronavirus relief money to local businesses – a recovery effort that brought some business owners to tears. Businesses have been hit...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Treehouse gives parents a break during pandemic

The rock wall, kitchen set and slide at the Community Treehouse in Bayfield offer more than just a play space for kids – the Treehouse offers parents an antidote to isolation. The Community...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield High School COVID-19 outbreak will not deter in-person learning, superintendent says

An outbreak of COVID-19 cases prompted Bayfield High School to close to in-person learning earlier than scheduled for winter break last week, but the school’s superintendent said in-person learning...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

First-year restaurants stick it out through pandemic

A pizza shop became a classroom. A sit-in smokehouse opened a drive-thru window. And an upscale dining establishment began offering carryout service. After spending most of their first year...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former deputy with Bayfield Marshal’s Office decertified for dishonesty

A former deputy with the Bayfield Marshal’s Office had his police certification revoked last week for misconduct during an internal administrative process earlier this year. The Colorado Peace...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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