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Presidential primary ballots should start arriving this week in La Plata County

Presidential primary ballots should start hitting mailboxes this week in anticipation of the March 3 election. La Plata County Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker said 14,904 ballots were mailed to...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Polis talks successes and ambitions

WASHINGTON – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis highlighted successes at the state level for renewable energy, biodiversity protection and early childhood education at the National Governors Association’s...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Trump administration aims to erode key conservation measures for birds

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a government agency tasked with protecting critical species and their habitat, is supportive of President Donald Trump weakening laws that protect migratory...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Crash closes County Road 234

A vehicle crashed into a tree on County Road 234 on Saturday, closing the road for about an hour and a half as emergency personnel attended to at least one person, according to La Plata County...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango-based Cedar Networks purchased by Canadian firm

The purchase of Durango-based Cedar Networks by Toronto-based Ting Internet will likely mean an expansion of the Durango business that builds fiber-optic internet systems in Colorado and New...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Local elk herds decline; Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks solution

Hunters in Southwest Colorado say fewer elk and too many hunters in the forest have ruined their favorite outdoor experience, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking solutions and wants public...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Charley, a patrol horse, dies: ‘He was a good horse,’ says sheriff

Charley, a mounted patrol horse with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, has died from illness, said Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Charley had been sick for several months, Nowlin said, and was being...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Valley queues up February events

Winter can be a slow time, but Bayfield and Ignacio are showing no signs of the winter doldrums, and instead, they have a busy list of talks, workshops and activities planned for February. Here’s...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio teacher wins award for work in alternative school program

When students enter his classroom, David Quiroz, an Ignacio Middle School teacher, always asks if they’re getting enough sleep. It’s a simple question, but it’s the first step of Quiroz’s...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County groups work to avoid an undercount in 2020 census

More than a fifth of La Plata County residents are unlikely to respond to the upcoming census, but a core group of about 20 organizations is working to ensure hard-to-count groups, such as...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield schools partner for acts of kindness event

BAYFIELD – At Bayfield Intermediate School, high school students and their younger peers sit in a circle and try to balance a beach ball on strings held between them. In the activity, the ball...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

District Attorney Christian Champagne registers for re-election in La Plata County

District Attorney Christian Champagne wants another four years as the top prosecutor for La Plata, Archuleta and San Juan counties. “I really enjoy the job,” he said. “I love the chance to serve my...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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