There’s a new angle to the LPEA scam

Scammers targeting La Plata Electric Association customers over allegedly past-due bills are taking a more sophisticated approach. Businesses in Archuleta and La Plata counties are the targets. The...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Tipton, Bennet will join Hermosa celebration

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton will join in a celebration of the passage of the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act at noon Friday at the Powerhouse Science Center. The...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Echoes’: A life as wildlife officer

Glen Hinshaw’s first district assignment as a wildlife officer was in 1963 in Cortez. Thirty-four years later he retired from the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Recently he wrote a book about his...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Living

FLC lands lands first female recruits

The Fort Lewis College track and field program made history this week with its first female recruit. Bridgett Gantt, a three-year track and field letterwinner for Sand Creek High School in Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Telluride newspaper sold to competitor

Telluride has joined the ranks of the one-newspaper-town club, more or less. The Telluride Daily Planet has purchased The Watch, bringing it into a family that also includes The Norwood Post. The...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado’s agriculture head is hanging up his hat

DENVER – Colorado Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar is retiring at the end of the year to get back to what he knows best. The San Luis Valley resident and sixth-generation farmer and rancher...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Raccoon causes power outage

A raccoon interfered with equipment at the La Plata Electric Association substation in Bodo Park early today, knocking out power to 450 customers in the La Posta Road area, south of Durango. The...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

All tree-needle loss not the same

Evergreen trees shedding needles in the foothills in Southwest Colorado may be going through an annual ritual - not dying from bark beetles. Evergreens that are beginning to shed needles look...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Motorcyclist injured trying to avoid bear

A motorcyclist took a spill Monday morning trying to avoid a bear on U.S. Highway 160, about eight miles west of Hesperus. The accident occurred just before 9 a.m. The motorcyclist, whose name was...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Motorcyclist injured trying to avoid bear

A motorcyclist took a spill Monday morning trying to avoid a bear on U.S. Highway 160, about eight miles west of Hesperus. The accident occurred just before 9 a.m. The motorcyclist, whose name was...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Fine in defeat

Two in the first and four in the second, the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers beat the Bayfield Wolverines’ boys soccer team 6-1 on Tuesday night in Cortez. Sam Kundrik assisted Colton Fine’s first-half...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Demons ‘disappoint’ in home opener

After a 2-0 start to the Chelsea Rodriguez era at Durango High School, the only way to describe the head coach’s home debut was “disappointing.” “It was a really, really, really disappointing...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: High School Sports