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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

Vallecito Church offers drive-in Sunday service

VALLECITO – Christ’s message, do not judge lest you to be judged, seemed an appropriate theme for Pastor Fred Hewett to relate Sunday as warring camps on the wisdom or foolishness of wearing a mask...

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito marina reopens after legal dispute reaches resolution

Vallecito Marina, 18 miles northeast of Durango, will open this weekend after a legal dispute among managers put its reopening date for the summer season in jeopardy. After months of negotiations,...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hiker rescued near Vallecito Lake

A hiker who injured his leg Tuesday near Vallecito Lake required emergency rescue, according to Upper Pine River Fire Protection Chief Bruce Evans. Around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, a call came into...

DATE: April 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito reservoir managers aim to resolve contract disputes before summer season

Vallecito water and recreation managers are trying to resolve contract disputes so the marina can reopen by May 15, the start of recreation season. But a recently released government report reveals...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eastern La Plata mobilizes neighbors to prepare for COVID-19 outbreak

Upper Pine Fire Protection District, its board and its neighboring communities are in the process of creating the first ever Eastern La Plata Incident Management Team to aid in the COVID-19...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are city slickers escaping to Vallecito? Lake community sets up neighborhood watch

The weekend before the statewide stay-at-home order, the roads around Vallecito Lake were filled with cars, some with out-of-state license plates. “When you have people from Vegas walking into the...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County grinds to a halt after stay-at-home order

On Day 1 of a statewide stay-at-home order, Durango and La Plata County roads appeared congestion-free, parking lots were all but empty and residents seemed to have heeded Gov. Jared Polis’ mandate...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local agencies suit up, turn on UV light to fight coronavirus

In the battle against coronavirus, first responders are stocking up on the tools they need to stay safe, including personal protective equipment and ultraviolet lights that zap the potentially...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine joins pilot program to rework ambulance services

Upper Pine River Fire Protection District joined a selective pilot program that will change how it offers ambulance services to Medicare patients in its 265-square-mile district. Ambulance...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito marina is closed during legal dispute among managers

Recreation at Vallecito Reservoir is temporarily frozen – literally and legally – because of a legal dispute between the groups managing the lake. Two managing groups – the nonprofit Vallecito...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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