La Plata Electric’s CEO Mike Dreyspring talks about employee generosity during the holidays.
An army of volunteers monitors Ancestral Puebloan cultural sites in Montezuma County to reduce vandalism and erosion to the sensitive archaeological treasures.
Find out how doctors can detect early warning signs of high blood pressure through regular eye examinations in this edition of Healthy Living with Dr. Moss Fenberg, ophthalmologist with Southwest Retina Consultants.
If you can’t find a part you need for your equipment, many local manufacturing companies turn to Holt Sheet Metal. But did you know that they also make potato-processing machinery sold worldwide?
A study by the ACLU released last week indicates that Durango Police are targeting homeless residents who are sleeping on city property. The report calls on city officials to come up with a solution
Do you use wood-burning stoves or fireplaces to warm your home in winter? While they may be convenient and inexpensive, wood-burning appliances can be dangerous. Here are a few safety tips for winter heating.
Healthy Living in the Four Corners brings you Dr. Ashley Lucas, a registered dietician and found of PHD Weight Loss, who explains the science behind weight gain and weight loss, and why most diets and exercise regimens fail.
A few holliday events you may want to consider placing on your calendar.
San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington recently invested in a second UV robot to disinfect every room in the hospital. The state-of-the-art machines have reduced infection rates by 30 percent.
Congress will consider taking non-psycho-active hemp off the Schedule 1 dangerous drugs list. If that happens, local Montezuma County businesses are poised to take advantage of new markets.
On the last Wednesday of every month, volunteer protesters gather outside the La Plata County Courthouse to protect undocumented immigrants from arrest by the Immigration Service. Find out why.
LPEA CEO Mike Dreyspring explains why employees have joined forces with LPEA board members to research alternative energy source options for the cooperative. _
Pat Barrett with Tafoya Barrett and Associates explains the biggest changes to business iincome tax laws.
Original paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, textile art and clothes, you’ll find it all at the Durango Art Center’s annual Winter Solstice Market. Find out what curator Peter Hay looks for in his selections.
The Animas River was hit with wastewater from the Gold King Mine in 2015, then this past summer, sludge and debris flowed into the river from the 416 Fire burn areas. Which was worst?
As the Durango City Council considers new amendments to curb camping by homeless residents on city property, the ACLU sends a second warning letter about the possible unconstitutionality of the changes.
La Plata County has applied for more than $4 million in Watershed Restoration Funding to repair flood damage from the 416 Fire.
After spending 10 years in temporary quarters that ranged from a commercial office complex to manufactureed buildings, Animas High School is ready to build a permanent campus.
With one of the best voter turnouts during a mid-term election in La Plata County history, this year's races demonstrated that every vote counts.
LPEA hires two conultants to explore the ramifications of terminating its contract with Tri-State Generation and Transmission and to explore alternatives to coal-fired power.
Winter closures to protect wintering deer and elk beging Dec. 1. Check out this story and our map to see what's open and closed this winter.
When everyone shares, no one goes without. That's the principle behind Pine River Shares of Bayfield, where neighbors can help feed, clothe, and teach each other self-sufficiency.
Learn how diabetes can affect your eyesight if you don't keep your blood-sugar under control.
The third-grade Demons Football Team finished the season undefeated after they beat the Farmington Crush in the 'Superbowl' of the Four Corners Youth Football League. Here about the hard work that won the championship.
Make the most of your end-of-year donations during Colorado Gives Day. A foundation will match up to $1 million for all donations made on Dec. 4. Visit swcogives.org.
CJ Fuss tells us how me makes the ice for the ice-skating rink. It takes a lot more than flooding a bunch of concrete with the garden hose. And just HOW does he get the ice so white?
Construction has started on a $5.1 milion pipeline to bring reliable, potable water to Dryside residents. It’s the first delivery of Animas-La Plata Project water to the area.
Daniel Clute is a world traveler who likes funky hotels. And fancy hotels, too. He just likes establishments that capture the character of a town, and that’s what he wants for Silverton’s Avon Hotel.
Learn how you can sign up for outage alerts with La Plata Electric
Colder-than-average weather for November has been perfect for making snow. Purgatory will open on Saturday, Nov. 17. Find out what will be open and how much it will cost to ski.
The annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be offered once again this year. Check out our story for details and learn how to volunteer for this well-attended event.
La Plata County voters voted blue in almost all national, state and local races. The race for County Commissioner was the exception, and even that race is too close to call until election results are certified on Nov. 14.
More than 400 people and organizations received assistance from the Community Emergency Relief Fund. _
E-bikes were allowed on the Animas River Trail for a one-year trial period. Now, the City Council must consider whether to allow them permanently.
TBK purchased the 1st National Bank of Durango this fall. Find out what TBK means and what services they’ll offer.
Construction on additional affordable apartments is now under way as part of the Lumien Development. Six of the units will be designated for homeless residents who need housing first before they can address the problems that resulted in their homelessness in the first place.
The La Plata County Humane Society accepted 50 dogs from a shelter in Texas, including a bunch of pups that need homes. _
It’ll be a year before any dirt-moving occurs, but behind-the-scenes work on the U.S, 550-160 connection at Three Springs is now underway with rights-of-way negotions and archaeological surveys. The $98 million project could be the first of many depending upon the election next week.
More and more colleges offer test-optional admission applications. We visit with the college counselor at Animas High School to learn about changing trends in requirements for college applications, and why students who don’t test well can still get into selective and highly selective schools.
The Southern Ute Museum is now open seven days a week. It’s permanent exhibit tells the story of the Ute people, but it also will offer rotating exhibits to entice you back. See what’s on display now, and stop by the gift shop, where works by Navajo, Pueblo and Ute artists are for sale.
La Plata Electric’s Mike Dreyspring explains the mission of the new Power Supply Committee and why it’s exploring alternative energy sources. Find the committee’s meeting agendas at lpea.coop.
The La Plata County Humane Society will host its annual ‘Bark-n-Wine’ fund-raiser on Nov. 10. Find out what the event supports, and where you can buy tickets.
Democratic incumbent Barbara McLachlan is running for re-election to her 59th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives against Independent challenger Paul Jones. Hear what she has to say.
Paul Jones of Gunnison is running for the 59th District in the Colorado House of Representatives as an Independent. He's challenging Democratic incumbent Barbara McLachlan.
Guinn Unger of Durango is running as the Democratic challenger to Republican incument Don Coram for the District 6 seat in the Colorado State Senate.
Republican incumbent Brad Blake is running for re-election to his District 1 seat on the La Plata County Board of Commissioners against Democratic challenger Clyde Church.
Democrat Clyde Church is challenging Republican incumbent Brad Blake for the District 1 seat on the La Plata County Board of Commissioners.
Democratic incumbent La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele is running against Republican challenger Colton Black.
Republican Colton Black is challenging Democratic incumbent Allison Aichele for La Plata County Treasurer.
Dr. Moss Fenberg with Southwest Retina Consultants explains what happens during cataract surgery and how new technologies are improving the outcomes for patients.
Durango Fire and Rescue offers reminders about your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors when we turn back the clocks for standard time on Nov. 4.
Hamby is challenging incumbent Sean Smith.See what he has to say about his campaign.
Mize is running as an independent for La Plata County Sheriff. Found out what he has to say about his candidacy!
La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith explains why he's running for re-election.
The BLM reversed the Obama-era Methane Waste Rule that would have reduced the release of methane gases on BLM lands. Now the agency is facing a lawsuit.
What is it and what does it mean for La Plata Electric Customers?
KSUT raised $1 million from more than 700 donors to earn a matching grant from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. The money will be used to build a new studio.
This year's Jazz on the Hill promises great food and great entertainment by torch-singer Storm Strong.
The City of Durango will ask voters in November to approve a sales- and property-tax increase to fund infrastructure improvements. How much will it cost?
After the ACLU sent a warning letter to the City of Durango for rousting illegal campers at night, homeless campers will be allowed to sleep on city property . . . with some restrictions.
The Durango-based Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise has joined forces with the Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration to offer a class in Applied Entrepreneurship and Fanchising, and the student who writes the best business plan will be awarded a free RMC franchise.
Southwest Retina Consultants is the first medical practice in the region to be approved by the Federal Drug Administration as a test site for clinical trials of cutting-edge treatments for macular degeneration.
Big Picture High School seniors learn about geographic information systems and mapping when they map the presence of animals and noxious weeds in the Oxbow Preserve for the Durango Parks and Recreation Department's management plan.
Thomas Heuser, music director for the San Juan Symphony, promises a lively set of performances for the season.
Two Montezuma County businessmen plan to reopen the excelsior plant in Mancos. They're doing it out of necessity, but they hope it revives the lumber industry in the region.
Long-time affordable housing advocate Bob Lieb is accepting applications for leases on lots in his new tiny-home subdivision.
The Homes Fund, formerly the Regional Housing Authority, has helped 19 families with down-payment loans this year so that they could buy their own homes. Meet one woman who benefited from the program.
Silverton received an important economic development boost from the Colorado Office of Economic Development. Find out what it is and how it's helping the town diversify its economy.
October is national electrical cooperative month. Find out how electrical coops started and why
The 14th annual Styles'n'Stones Jewlery Show will benefit the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado. Find out how and why the show got started.
Property and business owners who suffered losses as a result of the 416 Fire and subsequent floods say they want the train to establish a higher standard of care before deciding to run the coal-fired locomotives during a drought.
A new food collective will help you harvest excess produce and get it into the hands of folks who can use it.