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

Pine River low flows sign of tough season ahead

The Pine River has recorded some extremely low levels this month – possibly signaling tough seasons ahead for irrigators and fish alike. The Pine River Irrigation District, which manages the...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield hunter encounters mountain lion: ‘Be good, kitty’

A Bayfield hunter’s video of a mountain lion, sitting silently 20 yards from him, has gained national media attention. “Hold on there kitty. I see you,” said Steve Shively, a resident near...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prolonged drought results in record-low flows on Animas River

The Animas River has been setting records this week – just not the good kind. All week, the Animas River has recorded record lows at a gauge station in Durango, which has been tracking flows on the...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man dies after going off County Road 501 near Vallecito

A Durango man died this weekend after a driving off County Road 501 near Vallecito. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the wreckage was found by a passerby around 11:30 a.m. Sunday near...

DATE: July 14, 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

Upper Pine Fire dives into swift-water rescues

Upper Pine River Fire Protection District crew members went all in during swift-water rescue training at Vallecito Creek. The three-day certification training, taught by Arroyo Rescue and...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito marina to reopen 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: Pine River Times 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

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