Ignacio FFA gun raffle stirs debate

How much control does a school organization have over its own money?

Ignacio school officials and FFA supporters debated that question at the Aug. 14 school board meeting. At issue was the fundraising raffle of a Mossberg 5.56 varmint rifle with scope now in progress, with the club...



Community Learning Center offers college courses 'Cradle to grave' is new approach to life-long learning

Pine River Community Learning Center aims to be the area's "one-stop shop" for education for everyone, from infants to elders.

"Cradle to...

Durango Community Learning Center offers college courses
'Cradle to grave' is new approach to life-long learning
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Students in Ignacio and Bayfield can take college courses through Utah State University that feature classroom interaction with the course professors and students in Utah.


  • Grazing on public lands isn't free

    Grazing on public lands keeps the ecosystem healthy.  Underbrush and other fuels are grazed, reducing the threat of forest fires.  Hoof action churns the soil, stimulating grass seeds, promoting germination, prevents erosion and helps to protect the watershed.

    What the public does not understand is that grazing on public lands is not...
  • Bayfield All-Stars, PRYB thank community

    The Pine River Youth Baseball Little League and our 9-10 Bayfield All-Stars would like to thank all of our supporters this year for a wonderful season of baseball and helping our All Star team travel to the state Little League tournament in Grand Junction last month.

    We were extremely successful in getting our tournament donations, which...
  • Superintendent addresses changes at Bayfield schools

    By Troy D. Zabel

    Dear Bayfield parents, guardians and community members,

    I hope you have had an excellent summer with time for relaxation and recharging your batteries. The district has been busy with hiring, construction and improvements, technology and program upgrades, and building/grounds preparation. I'm sure...

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