Ignacio school board identifies three finalists for superintendent

As Ignacio Superintendent Rocco Fuschetto eyes a May retirement, the school district has set its sights on three possible replacements. After announcing finalists for the superintendent position in...

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

Ignacio-area 3-year-old faces second battle with cancer

For 3-year-old Cooper Sossaman, Christmas this year was bookended by stints in the hospital as he battles cancer for the second time. Cooper, who was born prematurely, spent nine months being...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Tribal Council sees turnover during 2020 elections

The Southern Ute Tribal Council saw substantial turnover as new candidates outcompeted incumbents during the tribe’s 2020 elections. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s election in November drew 17...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio combats poor internet with new plan

One lesson from the coronavirus pandemic for the town of Ignacio is that it needs to improve its broadband infrastructure – and in 2021, the town is taking steps to make that happen. Broadband...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

2020: A year marked by plague, protest and triumph in Southwest Colorado

Almost universally, 2020 will be a year folks will be eager to put in the history books, like 1918, the year of the Spanish flu. Just about every event – not only in Durango, but across the planet...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio takes steps toward housing development

The town of Ignacio is moving into the new year with plans to bring more housing options to the community after decades of decreasing development. Communities around La Plata County are focusing on...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

First-year restaurants stick it out through pandemic

A pizza shop became a classroom. A sit-in smokehouse opened a drive-thru window. And an upscale dining establishment began offering carryout service. After spending most of their first year...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio, Arboles residents plead guilty to dealing meth

In two unrelated cases, two people pleaded guilty to methamphetamine trafficking on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release Dec. 4. Trisha...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Santa Claus to arrive by helicopter for holiday parade in Ignacio

Santa Claus is going to be flying above Ignacio – literally – during the “Light Up the Town” parade Friday. The parade acts as a “COVID-proof” replacement for the town’s decades-old “Taste of...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are Ignacio town board members stalling over enforcement question?

Ignacio businesses were spared once again Monday from a new measure that would allow the town government to revoke business licenses under certain circumstances. The town board of trustees...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield volunteers bring big-game hunting to those with disabilities

Hunting might not seem possible for those who use wheelchairs, visually impaired or disabled in other ways, but two Bayfield volunteers are working to change that. Brad Harper and Cole Davis began...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield’s Pine River Shares distributes hundreds of Thanksgiving meals

Pine River Shares in Bayfield gave away more free Thanksgiving dinner boxes this week than it has in recent memory. Pine River Shares, a grassroots nonprofit that focuses some of its efforts on...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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