Vallecito woman dies from gunshot wound

Vallecito resident Stacy Fuller Pazell died this weekend from a gunshot wound to her head. La Plata County sheriff's deputies are investigating the death and said an autopsy would be completed...

DATE: April 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

State K-12 funding cuts continue

State legislators seem to be doing nothing to restore ongoing cuts to public school funding, Superintendent Troy Zabel reported to the Bayfield School Board on March 17. He reported the Colorado...

DATE: March 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

County-Durango approve study for new airport terminal

The La Plata County Commissioners voted Tuesday to have staff proceed toward possible construction of a new airport terminal east of the runway at the Durango-La Plata County Airport. Durango city...

DATE: March 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Local parents opt out of state school testing

A revolt seems to be brewing against state mandated assessment tests in public schools. Bayfield and Ignacio students recently finished taking the new PARCC test, which most students take online....

DATE: March 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

CDOT starts maintenance and repair work on highway east of Bayfield

Maintenance and repair work on Highway 160 from Bayfield to Yellowjacket Pass started Monday and is scheduled to continue into August. Contractor Old Castle SW is working from milepost 103 in...

DATE: March 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: News


Community Shares potluck is Saturday The monthly Pine River Community Shares potluck is tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. at the old gym on South Street in Bayfield. Set-up starts at 4 p.m. Bring a side...

DATE: March 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Town of Ignacio wants rally vendors back downtown

Labor Day weekend motorcycle rally vendors have been mostly absent from downtown Ignacio for a couple of years. Town officials apparently want them back. Town Clerk Georgann Valdez told trustees on...

DATE: March 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Road to be named for late Tribal Chairman

County Road 322 south of Ignacio will be named in honor of the late Southern Ute Tribal Chairman Jimmy Newton Jr., who died one year ago. The county commissioners approved naming the road in his...

DATE: March 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

What is the future of state parks, wildlife?

About 45 people jammed into a workshop March 18 in Durango to give their input to Colorado Parks and Wildlife about the agency's future. Colorado Parks and Wildlife operates 42 state parks that...

DATE: March 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Gathering of history

If you think a 62-year-old civic club is old, check out the clubhouse. Volunteers for the Bayfield Lions Club are renovating their building in downton Bayfield, parts of which date to the late...

DATE: March 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Students selected for DC visit

Area high school students Chandler Jackson of Bayfield, Chloe Ciotti and Rebecca Schaldach of Durango, and Regan Richardson of Pagosa Springs have been selected to represent La Plata Electric...

DATE: March 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Calendar of Events

March 23-27 Bayfield schools spring break March 30-April 3 Ignacio schools spring break Saturday, march 28 Pine River Shares potluck, 5 to 7 p.m. old Bayfield Middle School gym on South Street,...

DATE: March 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

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