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BHS still working for league title

TELLURIDE - Bayfield threatened to brutally grab control of first place in the 3A/2A Southwestern League last Friday in Telluride.

All that was lacking was luck. Sophie Turner scored a goal for Bayfield in the 14th minute of the match. Maddy Duran and sophomore Savannah Kaufmann repeatedly...



Students learn not to take water for granted

Fifth graders from around the region had primo weather for the annual Kids' Water Festival Wednesday at Fort Lewis College. The event is organized by...

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Students from Ignacio Elementary School use a 'bucket brigade' to fill a five-gallon bucket, competing against fifth graders from another school at the Kids' Water Festival on Wednesday.


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