Hundreds commit to eating more locally produced foods

About 500 residents in eastern La Plata County have made a commitment to ensure 10 percent of their food comes from local sources. “It’s a little bit of a challenge, but it’s not intimidating,”...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Ignacio preschool plans to open in January

A new preschool will open in early January in Ignacio after the planned closure of Southern Ute Head Start. The Ignacio Early Learning Program will open in the former Pine River Community Learning...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio High students create food pantry, identify major social issues

Ignacio High School students have kept boxes full of Spam, crackers, spaghetti, granola bars and ramen noodles for three years to ensure their peers don’t go hungry on nights and weekends. “You do...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

In Ignacio, students get recognition for outstanding character

Character Counts is a national educational model that works to establish a positive school climate and instill critical academic, social and emotional skills, as well as core character traits....

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio nonprofit, shattered by funding cuts, picks up the pieces

Southern Ute Community Action Programs is changing its name and making plans to rebuild in the wake of a decision by the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council to withdraw funding to the organization...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gatherings of culture, green chile to return to Ignacio

Green chile and Native American culture will arrive in Ignacio this weekend. While the Southern Ute Tribal Fair is a popular event that will draw residents from throughout the region for its 98th...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Lights will shine at San Ignacio Fiesta

The 118th annual San Ignacio Festival will be held this weekend in Ignacio. The 73rd annual parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. This year’s parade theme is “Let Your Light Shine.” After the...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute tribe declines comment on Ignacio shooting

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has refused to release any information on a shooting that occurred Wednesday in downtown Ignacio. Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, multiple police agencies responded to a...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio shooting suspect in custody

A suspect is in custody in connection with an alleged shooting Wednesday in Ignacio, said Town Manager Mark Garcia. Garcia said the shooting near downtown prompted an immediate and heavy police...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio High School graduates proud Bobcats

Forty-seven beaming graduates crossed the stage on the Ignacio High School football field on Saturday to get their long-awaited diplomas. IHS teacher Tyson Wood, who gave the commencement address,...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio High School rubs lantern, hopes to let theater out of the bottle

The genie will be let out of the lamp when Ignacio High School presents “Aladdin” on Saturday and Monday. The production is a step in what hopefully will be a growing theater program in Ignacio,...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Residents resistant to zoning, protecting scenic corridors in land-use plan

IGNACIO – The land-use code was the primary topic at the La Plata County commissioners’ “on the road” meeting Monday night in Ignacio. Revisions to the code are basically on hold as the county’s 12...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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