Local issues dominate ballots

Durango voters this November will be faced with more local than statewide issues, asked to weigh in on tax increases and raising the city’s debt. Meanwhile, Bayfield is asking voters to approve a...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield library founder McCoy dies at 96

Lavenia McCoy, 96, a longtime librarian and teacher in Bayfield and Ignacio, died Monday, Aug. 31, at her home. She helped start Bayfield’s public library in downtown Bayfield, and the Pine River...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

School gets a scare

Bayfield Primary School was evacuated briefly Thursday morning after an employee struck a gas line, said Upper Pine Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans. “The maintenance guy was driving a...

DATE: May 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Propane-powered school bus hits road

The Bayfield School District has rolled out a new 71-passenger bus powered by propane instead of the roar of a diesel engine. The quiet hum on a test drive allowed driver Mike Scalet to have a...

DATE: April 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools in session; avalanche work on mountain passes

A break in winter storms allowed snowplows scrape down to the asphalt and school buses to roll out on their routes Tuesday morning. Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio school districts were back in...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

$6,600 will help local teachers

In its first outing at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, Teacher Appreciation Day brought in almost $6,600. Held Monday, on the Presidents Day holiday, the event was sponsored by Office Depot...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teacher appreciation day Monday at DMR

To raise money for the newly created La Plata County Teacher Appreciation Fund, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is hosting Teacher Appreciation Day on Monday. Up to $20 of every lift ticket...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools placed on brief lockout until incident contained

Bayfield School District campuses were under a brief lockout Tuesday after two people who felt threatened by a woman with firearms in a house in the 700 block of Fox Farm Circle alerted...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield park gets $327K grant

Great Outdoors Colorado on Tuesday awarded three grants to La Plata County, including $327,857 to help the town of Bayfield expand Joe Stephenson Park. GOCO also awarded $33,000 for two area...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools in session Tuesday on Veterans Day

No break for you, kiddos. Schools throughout La Plata County will be in session Tuesday on Veterans Day. Ignacio schools took Monday off, however. daler@durangoherald.com

DATE: Nov. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Remedial-class needs rise at DHS

The percentage of 2012 Durango High School graduates who required remedial assistance in at least one subject after enrolling in college was higher than in the previous two years. A report released...

DATE: May 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools boost their software

Frustrated by the lack of a computer program that can adequately track academic strengths and weaknesses of students, the Bayfield and Durango school districts have embarked on an effort to create...

DATE: April 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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