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Allison farmers grow, roast green chiles

With names such as Big Jim and Miss Junie, a casual listener could have mistaken last weekend’s kickoff of the Ignacio Green Chile Fest as an entirely social affair. But Big Jim and Miss Junie...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Vallecito, Ignacio businesses prepare for bikers for Labor Day

How do local businesses prepare for Labor Day weekend without a bike rally? This is not the first time the organized motorcycle rally in Ignacio has fallen by the wayside, to be replaced quickly...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Rally in Four Corners ensures bikers have reason to come

Labor Day weekend might be a little quieter around Durango without the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, which was approaching its 25th year until it was canceled because of financial struggles, but...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mark Garcia calms small towns after upheaval

When political upheaval leaves voids in government leadership, Mark Garcia helps keep towns running across Southwest Colorado. In 2009, Garcia took over as town clerk and administrator in...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ignacio library taps into high-speed internet funding

High-speed internet access is one of the goals of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance. So helping a local library provide that access to its users was an easy decision for the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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It’s time for San Ignacio Fiesta

Ignacio will celebrate the annual San Ignacio Fiesta Saturday and Sunday. The 117th annual event starts with the Fiesta parade at 10 a.m. Saturday on Goddard Avenue. This year’s parade theme is...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fun run honors elementary school teacher

Capes billowing in the air, small superheros ran with parents and teachers to honor Ignacio Elementary School third-grade teacher Laura Wagner on Saturday at Bobcat’s field. Wagner fell ill in...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ignacio FFA to host Rocky Mountain Oyster and Catfish Fry

Ignacio FFA (Future Farmers of America) Chapter will present the biannual Rocky Mountain Oyster and Catfish Fry and Dance 5:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, at Spring Creek Grange Hall, 7814...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Volunteers sought for tree planting with students

The San Juan Mountains Association, in partnership with the San Juan National Forest, is seeking adult volunteers to plant Ponderosa pine trees with Ignacio fourth- and fifth-graders on April 27 in...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southern Ute members rail against leadership

IGNACIO – Members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe in Southwest Colorado say their tribal government operates in secrecy, ignores the will of its people and subverts its own constitution. Much of...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Four Corners Motorcycle Rally’s future may be in jeopardy

Rumors have been circulating that the future of the Ignacio-based motorcycle rally on Labor Day weekend may be in jeopardy. The owner of the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, Johnny Valdez, has not...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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For Ignacio students, artwork aids academics

In a time when schools across the country are increasingly cutting funding for fine arts classes, Dancing Spirits Community Arts Center in Ignacio offers children the chance to get their hands...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News