Ignacio School District chooses internal candidate as next superintendent

The Ignacio School District has hired its next superintendent: Chris deKay, a candidate from Ignacio who has spent decades working in the district. With Superintendent Rocco Fuschetto set to retire...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can homemade lasagna be the thing that lifts our neighbors?

La Plata County residents are turning to lasagna as a way to help neighbors experiencing tough times. The local effort is part of Lasagna Love, a nationwide grassroots movement featured on NBC’s...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio community COVID-19 vaccination clinic launches Saturday

Ignacio is set to hold its first community COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday at Ignacio Middle School. The Greater Ignacio COVID-19 Vaccination Team plans to administer up to 500 first doses of...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio prepares for COVID-19 vaccine clinic

After weeks of planning, Ignacio is gearing up for its COVID-19 community vaccination clinic, starting with a mock run Saturday. The mock run will work out any bugs in clinic operations as...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition urges La Plata Electric Association to take lead on improving broadband

More than 230 people want La Plata Electric Association to take the lead on creating high-quality, affordable broadband internet for its members. Gaps in broadband access have become apparent...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio School District selects finalist for superintendent

In a split vote, the Ignacio School Board selected Walter Coulter of Gallup, New Mexico, as the finalist for the district superintendent position. With Superintendent Rocco Fuschetto set to retire...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos fire district settles wrongful termination lawsuit

Former Deputy Chief Kevin Ratzmann sued the Los Pinos Fire Protection District alleging eight counts, including wrongful termination and retaliation, in June. Six months later, the Ignacio-based...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

How is Ignacio putting its federal relief dollars to use?

The town of Ignacio focused on utility and technology support after receiving about $60,000 of the $4.8 million in federal COVID-19 relief money allocated to La Plata County governments. The money,...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio High School shifts into remote learning because of COVID-19 cases

Ignacio High School shifted into remote learning Wednesday after learning of multiple confirmed COVID-19 cases among staff members and students. Rocco Fuschetto, Ignacio School District...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teams organize to begin vaccinations in La Plata County

A group of 400 medical volunteers is organizing to begin vaccinating residents of La Plata County who are 70 and older, hoping to hold their first event possibly in the second half of the month....

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 case among staff reported at Ignacio High School

Ignacio High School shifted into remote lessons Thursday after the district was notified that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The school will also hold remote lessons Friday to give...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect’s ex-wife: ‘I always knew he’d never be stopped until he murdered a woman’

An Ignacio man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his wife on New Year’s Eve, one week after he was released from jail on $1,500 bail for a domestic violence charge against the same woman....

DATE: Jan. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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