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: News

Candidate Porter-Norton to host ‘foodraiser’ Saturday

Marsha Porter-Norton, a candidate for La Plata County commissioner (District 2), will host a food drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday near the Mill Street Inn, 118 W. Mill St. Community...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Library to host virtual discussion on life during the pandemic

Pine River Library to host a virtual Living Room Conversation on “Life in the Time of Corona” at 10 a.m. Monday via Zoom. The discussion will be guided by The Living Room Conversation model and...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield takes wait-and-see approach on mask requirements

The Bayfield Board of Trustees supported waiting on a decision about whether a mandatory face-covering order is the right move for the town. Face coverings are one way to reduce transmission of the...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

Outbreak of COVID-19 cases reported at downtown Durango construction site

An outbreak of COVID-19 cases has been reported at a downtown Durango construction site, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. Claire Ninde, spokeswoman for the health department, said five...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 18 hours 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

Ranchers, lawmakers search for solutions to beef bottleneck

Scott Bell, a rancher in Dolores, had to sell off 140 cow-cattle pairs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the disease has rippled through the United States, it has shut down dozens of...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Habitat for Humanity builds despite coronavirus challenges

Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County is staying on mission by building houses for those in need, but its future is uncertain during the coronavirus pandemic. The organization’s ReStore, a...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County approves variance request

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution to seek a variance from Gov. Jared Polis’ public health order to reopen some businesses still shut down. But they...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

What you need to know about voting in the June 30 primary

Voters in La Plata County will get their primary election ballots in the mail by June 12 and should complete and mail them by June 22 to make sure they are counted for the June 30 primary election....

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Lawyer finds his niche as government watchdog

Matt Roane, an attorney in Archuleta County, knows he is not universally loved, but he hopes his work fighting open records issues will spur a movement of government watchdogs. Roane has found a...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

WATCH: In a rare sighting, moose visits Durango

A moose was spotted in north Durango last week, a rather rare sight for an animal more known to wander the high country. Kirby McLaurin, who lives in the River View Mobile Home Park near Oxbow Park...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Virtual caps fly for Fort Lewis College graduates

There were no hugs, handshakes, whoops or hollers, but just over 450 students graduated Friday from Fort Lewis College as part of a virtual ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2020. The event –...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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