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More than 9,300 primary ballots returned in La Plata County

As of Thursday morning, 9,387 ballots had been returned in La Plata County for the primary election, and voters still have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to return ballots to drop-off boxes. It is too late...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Forbes Magazine spotlights Billy Goat Saloon for bloody mary mix

The Billy Goat Saloon in Gem Village near Bayfield has long been known for its live music, groups of touring motorcyclists and horned-goat logo. Owner Ashleigh Tarkington can now add her “Hair of...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Library reopens

Pine River Library is now open to the public. In order to keep the community safe and healthy, the library is following safety protocols required by the state of Colorado and San Juan Basin Public...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Stadium 9 to reopen movie screens Friday

With all of the difficult stuff going on in the world, a little good news: Starting Friday, Stadium 9 in Durango will be firing up the projectors and movies will return – safely. Because of the...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield canceled its Fourth of July parade, so residents organized their own

The town of Bayfield might have canceled its Fourth of July Parade, but town residents aren’t having it: A citizen-led effort to organize a parade has drawn about 600 followers on Facebook. The...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

East Canyon Fire is 98% contained, authorities say

Firefighters are close to containing the lightning-caused East Canyon Fire that started last week southeast of Mancos. As of Tuesday evening, the fire was 98% contained, up from 78% Monday. The...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Trial delayed again for father suspected of killing Dylan Redwine

Once again, the trial has been delayed for Mark Redwine, who was arrested nearly three years ago for allegedly killing his 13-year-old son. Redwine was scheduled to start a 28-day trial July 8. The...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College to develop solar park

Fort Lewis College will develop a 2 megawatt solar garden at the Old Fort property south of Hesperus that will not only generate energy but provide opportunities for students and faculty to...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Does Colorado still have a competitive edge in hemp?

Scott Perez used to be one in a handful of registered industrial hemp growers in Southwest Colorado. But as more people began asking him about growing hemp, Perez also became an agricultural...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Progress made on 4 blazes burning in Southwest Colorado

Even with a red flag warning in place Monday, firefighters made progress in containing four fires burning across Southwest Colorado. The red flag warning was to expire at 8 p.m. Monday. However,...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College trustees approve 2.15% budget reduction

A $47.52 million general fund budget that lays off 12 employees and furloughs 11 others was approved Monday by the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees for academic year 2020-21. The budget is a...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

East Canyon Fire more than 79% contained

Lighter winds and quieter fire behavior during the weekend allowed firefighters to increase containment of the East Canyon Fire to 79% by Sunday evening with the fire growing only 5 acres in 24...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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