Former employee sues Los Pinos Fire in Ignacio for discrimination

Rachael Harrington-Sanchez started as a firefighter and medic with the Los Pinos Fire Protection District in December 2015. It was her first full-time firefighting job, and she was excited. Almost...

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

Ignacio heats up for annual chile fest

Even the coronavirus pandemic can’t stop the town of Ignacio from holding its annual Green Chile Fest on Sept. 12. Once the green chiles start roasting, community members know it’s time to...

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

TV network to film Ignacio family building earthen home

Shalina Luna and her daughter, Joli Galvan, residents just south of Ignacio, are embarking on a warp-speed project to build the 18-year-old an off-grid, earthen house in four weeks – with film...

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

Bayfield brewery has liquor license suspended for violation

The state of Colorado ordered Bottom Shelf Brewery in Bayfield to close for 10 days after an investigation linked a liquor violation at the brewery to a fatal car crash in January. The Colorado...

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

Residents rally in support of grocery store’s free-choice mask policy

Farmers Fresh Market supporters rallied outside the Ignacio grocery store Saturday in a show of support for the store’s free-choice mask-wearing policies. The store has received a legal warning...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Fresh Market in Ignacio thumbs nose at mask order

Farmers Fresh Market in Ignacio says it won’t require face coverings for customers or staff members – despite a warning of legal action by La Plata County agencies. At Farmers Fresh, employees and...

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

Two Ignacio grants, totaling about $49,000, delayed by COVID recovery

Colorado awarded Ignacio about $49,000 in grants for broadband and affordable housing access, but the money is tied up in a state department swamped with COVID-19 recovery efforts. Ignacio planned...

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

Los Pinos fire district renews effort for tax increase

Residents in the 365-square-mile Los Pinos Fire Protection District have a choice in the November elections: increase fire district property taxes to provide more money for the fire district or...

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

WalletHub ranks Ignacio favorably for equitable school spending

The Ignacio School District is one of the most equitable districts in Colorado when it comes to spending on students, according to WalletHub, a personal finance website. Equitable education means...

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

Bayfield is the safest town in La Plata County

Bayfield residents can sleep well knowing that their town is the safest municipality in La Plata County, and the 27th safest small town in Colorado, according to a recent AdvisorSmith study....

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield is the safest town in La Plata County

Bayfield residents can sleep well knowing that their town is the safest municipality in La Plata County, and the 27th safest small town in Colorado, according to a recent AdvisorSmith study....

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

Ignacio School District to reopen without mandatory masks

The Ignacio School District has a plan for reopening in-person schooling, but staff members are concerned the district hasn’t taken their safety into consideration. As the school year approaches,...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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