Low-risk fire burning northeast of Bayfield

The U.S. Forest Service successfully held fire lines overnight Monday while responding to a half-acre fire northwest of the Forest Lakes subdivision. Crews continued to mop-up the fire with...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

La Plata Electric Association postpones annual meeting

La Plata Electric Association has postponed its annual meeting, originally slated for May 16 in Pagosa Springs, but it will hold a virtual meeting May 16 to elect new members to its board of...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Community Emergency Relief Fund distributes $100,000 across five-county region

The Community Emergency Relief Fund will give $100,000 in grants to 26 human services nonprofits and school districts across Southwest Colorado during its second round of coronavirus relief...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Wolf Creek Ski Area making moves to reopen before season’s over

If you’re craving spring skiing, good news might be on the way: Wolf Creek Ski Area is making moves in the hopes of reopening for a few weeks before the snow is all gone. “I think it’s time to let...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Silverton eases coronavirus restrictions, but county remains closed to visitors

San Juan County is transitioning to Gov. Jared Polis’ more relaxed “safer-at-home” measures Friday, but that doesn’t mean the backcountry around Silverton or the town itself will be open to...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Pine River Library to host virtual book club

The Bookmarks Book Club usually meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month at the library, but in May they will meet virtually via Zoom. Digital Services Manager Liz will host...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Public health department delays reopening some businesses in La Plata County

San Juan Basin Public Health on Tuesday announced it will delay the reopening of some businesses and workplaces until May 8, a move that extends restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, even as...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

La Plata County considers six-month moratorium on development applications

La Plata County is expected to implement a six-month moratorium on all new development applications to prepare for adopting a new land-use code this fall. Megan Graham, spokeswoman for the county,...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Pine River Library continues services online

Pine River Library is still providing services online. Community members who do not have a library card may get an electronic library card to get access to e-books, magazines, e-audio books,...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Hospital executives say Southwest is ready in case of a COVID-19 surge

Emergency operators and government officials predicted a surge, when COVID-19 cases would outpace health care capacity, around April 24 in Colorado. Friday, regional health care executives said...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Tipton challenger James Iacino wins district Democratic assembly

Political newcomer and business owner James Iacino won the 3rd Congressional District’s Democratic assembly Wednesday with 49.4% of the delegate votes. He hopes to unseat Rep. Scott Tipton,...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Durango restaurants prepare meals for nurses, doctors on front lines

Restaurants might be the industry suffering the most collateral damage from the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped the Ore House and partners from starting a program to provide tasty meals...

DATE: April 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

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