Second storm strikes

After wearing T-shirts for the past two weeks, Pine River Valley residents received a second winter storm in a month that was strong enough to close schools and some businesses.

Schools were closed Monday in the Ignacio and Bayfield school districts, county offices opened at 10 a.m., the...



BHS boys stay afloat, play districts tonight

SAN LUIS VALLEY-Never really out of contention in any Intermountain League clash during a bizarre 1-7 regular-season, the Wolverine boys finally...

Durango BHS boys stay afloat, play districts tonight
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Bayfield senior Preston Hardy goes up for a hoop in front of teammate Trevor Gabbard, left, against Monte Vista on Tuesday. The BHS boys won 51-37 and play at 6 p.m. tonight in Pagosa Springs, hoping ...


  • Colorado needs to make up for school funding losses

    Endorsed by 174 Colorado superintendents representing more than 92 percent of the public school students in our state, this statement communicates our collective position on the foundational issue of public school funding.

    To meet the expectations that have been set forth for Colorado's schools and students, we must receive adequate...
  • League hosting legislators on Feb. 21

    The League of Women Voters of La Plata County is presenting its annual Legislative Lowdown this year at 9 a.m. Saturday Feb. 21 at the Durango Public Library. We invite everyone in La Plata County to attend to hear your elected legislators, Sen. Ellen Roberts and Rep. J. Paul Brown, discuss what they expect from the Colorado Legislature in this...
  • Marijuana could provide tax revenue

    I, like Town Manger Chris LaMay and the Bayfield Town Board, am concerned about the town's need to raise money, the public's regularly turning down a sales tax increase, and the seemingly limited options available for increasing town revenue.

    I understand that, at Tuesday's public forum and town board meeting, the issue of recreational...

Reader Poll

  • The town of Ignacio is considering removing the big spruce tree in front of Town Hall because it's obstructing views as drivers pull out onto Goddard. What do you think?
  • Remove the tree
  • 15%
  • Trim it back
  • 82%
  • No opinion
  • 3%
  • Total Votes: 130