New BHS grad dies in car crash

Bayfield resident Austin Potthoff died last week when his Jeep Cherokee went off Highway 140 near Breen and into a stand of trees. He graduated last month from Bayfield High School. It was standing...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

2nd comment period announced on grazing allotments

The Columbine Ranger District is offering a second opportunity to comment on Weminuche grazing allotments because of public interest. The analysis area covers approximately 166,700 acres with 13...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio trustees nix school district request

Ignacio town trustees were in no mood to cut a deal with the school district when they met on June 18. At issue was School Superintendent Rocco Fuschetto's request for the town to extend a...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: News


Lipbone Redding performing Sunday at Dancing Spirit Entertainer Lipbone Redding will perform and give a kids' introduction to music workshop Sunday as a fundraiser for the Dancing Spirit Community...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Downtown Bayfield residential density could increase

Bayfield Town Manager Chris La May is floating the idea of allowing more residential density in the old downtown area. He presented the idea to town trustees on June 17. That part of town has...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Local Republicans vote contrary to state gubernatorial results

Republican primary voters in La Plata County went contrary to statewide results Tuesday in their preference for Mike Kopp to challenge Gov. John Hickenlooper in November. Statewide, Bob Beauprez...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Design work starts on Ignacio stoplight

Surveys are done and design work has started for Ignacio's downtown stoplight, Colorado Department of Transportation representatives told Ignacio town trustees on June 18. The big concern for...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield man dies in Utah plane crash

A Bayfield man was killed Wednesday, June 18, when the small plane he was piloting crashed in southeastern Utah. Miles Reece, 62, left Durango-La Plata County Airport on Wednesday morning flying a...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Lightning Safety Week concludes Sunday

The National Weather Service is promoting lightning safety during the week of June 22-28. This year's message is, "When thunder roars, go indoors!" On average, lightning kills and injures more...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Community Concert Hall to host season kick-off party

The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, for the first time in its history, will host a Season Kick-off Party, offering those who attend the event the opportunity to purchase tickets for...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Glow's expands services, healing in new space

Glow's Salon has moved to a larger space at 498 Church Street and welcomes current and new clients during its grand opening this weekend. Owner Gloria Kiersten offers manicures, pedicures, and...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

education announcements

Walker graduates from Baylor WACO, Texas - Baylor University conferred degrees on more than 2,300 graduates during spring commencement exercises May 16-17. Katherine Walker of Bayfield received her...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

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