Ignacio seeks input from businesses before enacting enforcement mechanism

For the second time, the Ignacio Board of Trustees postponed a vote this week on an ordinance meant to allow the town to revoke business licenses under certain circumstances. Town-issued licenses...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Valley gears up for ‘Level Red’

Bayfield and Ignacio town governments are preparing to close their doors as coronavirus cases spike across the region. Coronavirus case numbers in the county have increased more in November than...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP reports uptick of spills in La Plata County

BP America Production Co. has reported four spills of produced water at oil and gas facilities in La Plata County since Oct. 28, according to state records, bringing the total to nearly 20 spills...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio middle and elementary schools have suspected COVID-19 cases

The Ignacio School District announced new quarantines this week after two students reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, the district announced Wednesday. The COVID-19 cases were being...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Discovery DIY Network wraps up filming of Ignacio off-grid home

Filming finished Sunday on Ignacio’s newest, soon-to-be-famous earthen home. In September, Shalina Luna and her daughter, Joli Galvan, residents just south of Ignacio, embarked on a warp-speed...

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

Ignacio police offer an inside look at de-escalation training

IGNACIO – Amid nationwide protests calling for police reform, the Ignacio Police Department offered an inside look at law enforcement training: a choose-your-own-adventure simulator with laser guns...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio considers measure giving town power to revoke business licenses

The Ignacio Board of Trustees postponed a vote Monday on a new measure that would allow the town to revoke business licenses under certain circumstances. Town-issued licenses are required for...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police reforms begin to take root in La Plata County

La Plata County law enforcement agencies say they are well on their way to meeting new police reform policies passed by the Colorado Legislature in June. The reform law was prompted by the deaths...

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

Ignacio School District sees first COVID-19 case

An Ignacio Elementary School student tested positive for COVID-19 this week, prompting the school district’s first quarantine because of the coronavirus pandemic. The school district instructed...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Audit calls for improvements to Ignacio’s financial reporting

The town of Ignacio’s 2019 audit revealed both budgetary strengths and financial mishaps – errors town staff members vowed won’t happen again. The town ended 2019 in a strong financial position,...

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

Enforcement stalls against Ignacio grocer accused of ignoring COVID-19 rules

Farmers Fresh Market in Ignacio still doesn’t require face coverings, a violation of state law, but local agencies’ enforcement efforts seem to have stalled. In July, La Plata County public health...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Valley grassroots initiative receives grant for senior services

In the Pine River Valley, a network is growing. Community advocates are connecting aging adults, people with disabilities and others in need with support services and a message: We’ve got your...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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