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Pine River Shares launches Victory Garden Campaign

Pine River Shares, a grassroots nonprofit serving the Pine River Valley, launched its Victory Garden Campaign on Monday, offering free garden kits to residents from Arboles to Vallecito. Some...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lemon Reservoir struggles to fill, while Vallecito nears capacity

Their land sits mere miles apart, but irrigators on the Florida River will likely have a shorter irrigation season than some of their neighbors on the Pine River in eastern La Plata County....

DATE: May 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer reading programs bring magic to La Plata County libraries

Knights, fairies and dragons, oh my! Local libraries have harnessed the national summer reading program theme, “Imagine Your Story,” to help families stay engaged over the summer – and to add some...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield and Ignacio undecided about requiring masks

Pine River Valley residents remain divided over the idea of a mandatory face-covering order, even as their neighbors in Durango prepare to make masks mandatory. San Juan Basin Public Health issued...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado pauses to remember COVID-19 victims

Cities, counties and organizations across Colorado turned their building lights red at 7 p.m. Friday to honor those who have fallen victim to the coronavirus. In Colorado, 878 people died from...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you dropped off your LPEA ballot? Voters have until 4 p.m. today

La Plata Electric Association customers have until 4 p.m. today to drop off ballots in the annual board of director’s election. Six people are vying for three open spots on the board. The...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio prepares, with a bit of caution, to reopen businesses

Ignacio is showing signs of reopening alongside other parts of La Plata County, despite the small town’s proximity to large coronavirus outbreaks in New Mexico. The next wave of business reopenings...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio students take lead on community food bank

The Ignacio High School student group, Friends with Food, found new ways to combat food insecurity by running a community food bank and delivering meals to the Navajo Nation. The student group has...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio High School crafts online project for woodworking students

Teachers have reformatted classes for online learning because of school closures during the coronavirus pandemic. But how does a hands-on class, like woodworking, translate online? One Ignacio High...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio’s Dancing Spirit creates art wall for community connection

Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center turned a street corner in Ignacio into an art space to help Ignacio residents find a sense of community while isolated at home. “This coronavirus is a huge...

DATE: April 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local health officials expected to advise today on whether to end stay-at-home order

Over 100 governments and businesses were hoping to receive guidance Friday from San Juan Basin Public Health about Southwest Colorado’s move into a “safer-at-home” phase of the coronavirus...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield, Ignacio students struggle with broadband access

Nikki Boling and her three children don’t have broadband access at their home near Bear Creek Canyon northeast of Bayfield. For them, and over 120 students in the Pine River Valley, online...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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