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Locals envision town's future

Around 10 community members plus some town board members and town staff turned out Tuesday evening at the Pine River Senior Center to hash out a vision for Bayfield's future. They started out by...

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Building for learning in the 21st century

How do you build schools that provide a better learning experience for students and teachers? In the process of creating three new school buildings, for a total cost of about $50 million, the...

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Demolition before construction

Much of the old Ignacio High School was turned into a pile of rubble last week, the prelude to reconstruction of a virtually new school. The serious demolition happened on April 23 and 24. Left...

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio moves up age date for this fall's kindergarten students Youngest kids tend to struggle, teachers say

The youngest kids in kindergarten are more likely to struggle than their older classmates, and those struggles can continue through high school. That was the message from kindergarten teachers to...

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Home and Ranch show featured a little bit of everything

Southwest Ag was among the exhibitors at last weekend's Home and Ranch Show at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Shown here in a sea of orange, SWAG patriarch Dennis Hillyer answers questions from a...

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

School board approves more money for student data system

Bayfield and Durango school officials have been working for more than a year on a student data tracking system called School Vault to fill a need not being addressed by commercially available...

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Cheryl Ann Ireland

Cheryl Ann Ireland, 67, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at home in Bayfield. A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014 at Pine River Cemetery. Pastor Randy Ash of First Baptist...

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Donald Duane Sauer

Donald Duane Sauer, 56, died Sunday, April 27, 2014 at home in Durango. A graveside service was held at the Allison-Tiffany Cemetery on Thursday, May 1. Don was born Oct. 5, 1957 in Durango to John...

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Valley in Brief

SATURDAY, MAY 3 9Health Fair, 7 to 11:30 a.m., Bayfield Elementary School Yard sale extravaganza, 8:30 to 2 p.m. IHS parking lot (old elementary school) St. Bartholomew's spring craft sale, 10 a.m....

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

FLC baseball helps out youth team

Photo by Debbie Wilhelm Six players from Fort Lewis Skyhawk baseball came to practice this week with the Bayfield Cobras, a 9-10 team in the Pine River Youth Baseball league. The Cobras are coached...

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Firewood permits on sale

As backcountry roads have begun to dry out and open for the summer season, permits to cut firewood on National Forest or BLM lands in southwestern Colorado (2014 tags are lavender in color) are now...

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Upper Pine board member appreciates support

On Tuesday, May 6, there is an important election taking place in Upper Pine River Fire Protection District. It is an election for two seats on the board of directors for the fire district. This...

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: News