Ignacio man 'not guilty' of menacing Southern Ute police officer

A jury on Wednesday decided that a man being retried for allegedly threatening a police officer with a baseball bat was not guilty. The first trial ended in a hung jury in July 2013. No one from...

DATE: May 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Character Counts coming to Ignacio Middle School

The Ignacio School Board has approved Middle School Principal Chris deKay's request to implement the Character Counts program at his school. He wants the program to expand to the entire community,...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio school staff gets pay raise

The Ignacio School Board approved a 2 percent increase in base pay for district employees at their April 24 meeting, effective for the 2014-2015 budget year. They also approved step increases for...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

BOCC seeks comments on marijuana regs

The La Plata County Commissioners are accepting public comments on proposed land use code changes dealing with medical and recreational (retail) marijuana businesses. The commissioners had a...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield not exempt from city law enforcement issues

Bayfield deputies see the town's less idyllic side, Marshal Joe McIntyre said in a presentation to town trustees on May 6. He played a recording of radio exchanges on a call for a drunk man with...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Leadership La Plata in 25th year of training community leaders

Leadership La Plata (LLP) is now recruiting its next class of residents to learn more about what makes the community function and improve their leadership skills. LLP is celebrating its 25th year...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Burt Baldwin honored at Ignacio teacher tea

Longtime Ignacio teacher and resident poet Burt Baldwin was honored Tuesday at the annual teacher tea hosted by the Ignacio Education Association. Baldwin, generally known as Mr. B, is retiring at...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Is Benghazi the Whitewater of our time?

Terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, and killed our ambassador and three other Americans. Congressional Republicans and the right wing blogosphere grabbed...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Calendar of Events

SATURDAY, MAY 10 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory second sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. La Plata County Fairgrounds extension building Monday, May 12 Financial planning for college, 6 p.m. Bayfield Middle...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Senior Center lunch menus

The Pine River Senior Center is open on Tuesdays (BYO lunch), Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Friday lunches are served at noon. RSVP to 884-5415 by 9 a.m. of the lunch...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

valley in brief

Garden club holding plant exchange The Pine River Garden Club will hold a plant exchange from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 17 at the Pine River Library. Plants, seedlings and perennials can be...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Knit One Pearl Street opens in new Bayfield location

Knit One Pearl Street has moved to the Bayfield Center Plaza and is having an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The store is going into its ninth year and has...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

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