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Lewis-Arriola fire district asks for tax increase

The Lewis-Arriola Fire Protection District will ask voters for a mill levy increase in the November election to stabilize its budget. The volunteer fire department currently has a mill levy of 3.09...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Logging returns to the San Juan Mountains

Commercial logging is making a comeback in the San Juan Mountains. Stagnant over the past decade, Matt Janowiak, district ranger for the U.S. Forest Service’s Columbine district, said timber sales...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Railroad resumes Durango to Silverton trips

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board discusses school project, policy

The Mancos School District RE-6 board discussed a wide array of construction and policy issues at its meeting Monday night. Not surprisingly, the school’s $25 million expansion project took center...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Bayfield superintendent dies, age 52

Troy Zabel, the former superintendent of the Bayfield School District, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, surrounded by his family in Hayden. He was 52 years old. Zabel was hired as Bayfield’s...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secretary of State Wayne Williams says his record qualifies his candidacy

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams prides himself on making Colorado one of the most accessible and safest places to vote in the country, and he wants to continue his work for another four...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man charged with killing family denied leak investigation

BOULDER – A judge has denied a request to investigate if prosecutors or police leaked information to the media in the case of a Colorado man charged with killing his family and dumping their bodies...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman with prosthetic limb to climb volcano in Ecuador

Almost four years after making the decision to amputate her lower leg, Durangoan Bee Mathis is planning to climb one of the world’s tallest active volcanoes. She was selected to climb Cotopaxi, a...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Complaint against Treasurer Allison Aichele’s campaign finances dismissed

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday dismissed a complaint that alleged La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele violated campaign finance laws. In June, it came to light that...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CSU Extension accepting applications for Master Gardener program

The Colorado State University Extension Office in La Plata County is accepting applications for the 2019 Colorado Master Gardener program until Dec. 31. Students will receive training in tree care,...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cottage Foods Safety Training coming to Cortez

More and more people are looking to make extra money by selling their food products, but they might not have the training to ensure a safe product. That’s according to Tom Hooten, a Montezuma...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Elementary test scores rebound dramatically

Significant improvement in 2018 state test scores has removed Dolores Elementary School from a Colorado watch list, school officials reported last week. And overall, the Dolores School District...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News