Four-year-olds to get free book this week

All 4-year-olds in La Plata County are in for a treat this week as One Book 4 Colorado gives them each a free picture book when they visit their local library. The book chosen for 2016 – Giraffes...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman suspected of stealing $3,000 from at-risk adult

A Bayfield caretaker was arrested on suspicion of stealing more than $3,000 from an at-risk adult who was under her care. Jimi Hendricks, 46, provided daily assistance to a 79-year-old Durango man...

DATE: March 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boys & Girls Club looking at Bayfield

The Boys & Girls Club wants to be in Bayfield, representatives told town trustees on March 15. Vaughn Morris, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club in Durango, said that club was started in 2007. Membership...

DATE: March 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New road is a glitch in Bayfield’s school plans

Development of 40 acres south of Bayfield Middle School has been stymied for years by lack of a U.S. Highway 160 access at the east edge of town to reduce traffic impacts on the Commerce...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield branding effort begins

Bayfield has started its process to determine how to brand the town. “Our focus is enterprise branding,” said consultant Paul VanDenElzen from Avant Marketing. “Municipal branding is the part we...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reserves provide backup to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, Durango Police

When law enforcement needs additional manpower, Durango Police and the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office turn to their reserves for backup. “It’s a way I can give back,” said 12-year reserve officer...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine aids with fire, fall prevention for seniors

Most Upper Pine Fire calls are medical, and 61 percent of those calls are for people age 60 or older, especially for falls. The district is trying to change that with a prevention program called...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield library embarks on project to inspire interest in science, math

Staff members at the Pine River Library in Bayfield had a problem they turned into an opportunity for learning. “Teens in our community flock to the library after school and throughout the summer,”...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Faster Internet on the horizon in downtown Durango, rural Southwest Colorado

Residents across the region can look forward to being a bit more plugged-in this year. New services from several providers, federal grants and a push from local agencies will fill some Internet...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine Fire Protection District seeks ambulance

Eighty percent of Upper Pine River Fire District calls are for medical response, not fires, but the district is dealing with a critical shortage of ambulances. The district board held a special...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Problems with fueling pumps in Bayfield may have caused thousands of dollars in damages

Drivers filling up at Bayfield’s two Conoco stations say they have suffered thousands of dollars in damages within the last two months because of contaminated fuel at one location, and gas...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legacy of old Bayfield landfill plagues county

The Bayfield landfill on County Road 223 west of town was shut down in 1994 and replaced with the current transfer station. But the toxic legacy of the old days is still present. State health...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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