Vallecito ice fishing tournament draws competitors from around country

The ice fishing tournament at Vallecito Reservoir completed its fifth year Saturday with a 5-pound catch and 153 participants from around the country. Competitors arrived early to attempt to snare...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boy’s disqualification at Vallecito ice fishing tournament sparks uproar

The Vallecito Conservation and Sporting Association held its fifth annual ice fishing tournament Saturday, resulting in some winning catches and disputed results. The ice fishing tournament is the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA deals with outages across La Plata County

Heavy snow the past few days has caused a host of headaches for La Plata Electric Association as it strives to keep the power on. Hillary Knox, spokeswoman for LPEA, said outages started around 6...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine River Fire in Bayfield plans to open COVID-19 vaccination clinic

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, which covers 265 square miles of eastern La Plata County, plans to open a public vaccination center in the next two weeks. The fire district has been...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield sends out $150,000 in business relief checks

In a quick turnaround, Bayfield distributed $150,000 in federal coronavirus relief money to local businesses – a recovery effort that brought some business owners to tears. Businesses have been hit...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nordic skiing returns in full to Vallecito Reservoir

After years of dispute about jurisdiction, an agreement has been reached that will allow Nordic skiing to return to Vallecito Reservoir in full, which is expected to take effect this winter. For...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

First-year restaurants stick it out through pandemic

A pizza shop became a classroom. A sit-in smokehouse opened a drive-thru window. And an upscale dining establishment began offering carryout service. After spending most of their first year...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department cadet, wife receive help after home fire

A Sunday morning fire in Vallecito severely damaged the home of Durango Police Department Cadet Levi Bobian, but the department and the community are rallying to help him and his wife, Erin. Police...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple escapes Vallecito House fire

Smoke detectors helped save a couple from an Sunday morning house fire in Vallecito. The couple was asleep when the smoke detector alerted them to a well-advanced fire in the attic that was...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Lakes says ‘yes’ to new district office

Residents of Forest Lakes subdivision north of Bayfield voted to construct a new $370,000 office building in the district, according to unofficial results Tuesday. About 55% of voters in the...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine, accused of killing 13-year-old son, Dylan, set for trial Thursday

The long-awaited trial for Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012, begins Thursday. The homicide trial is perhaps the most high-profile case in...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Redwine’s defense attorneys try – and fail – again to delay upcoming trial

Mark Redwine’s defense attorneys tried once again Thursday to delay the Vallecito man’s upcoming trial – to no avail. Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012, is on...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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