Upper Pine receives $655,000 staffing grant

Upper Pine River Fire Protection District was notified by Sen. Mark Udall's office on April 3 that the district received a $650,000 grant to help hire more firefighters. The grant is from the...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Mercy set to open Bayfield clinic

Mercy Medical Center is continuing construction on its Bayfield clinic and is set to be open three days a week. "We're excited about the opportunity to be here," said Will McConnell, a...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Utes remember chairman

In an overflowing Sky Ute Casino Events Center, about 2,000 people gathered on Friday, April 4 to honor the short life of Jimmy Newton, Jr. He had an 11-year career as a tribal council member,...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

PRID board increases funding for beaver control

At their quarterly meeting on April 1, Pine River Irrigation District directors voted to double the district's annual contribution for control of beavers in irrigation ditches. The 2014 budget had...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Jimmy R. Newton Jr.

Ignacio resident Jimmy R. Newton Jr., chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango. Known as "JimBo" to his friends, he was...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News


Meeting set to resurrect Ignacio Historical Society The Ignacio Community Historical Society will meet at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 in the Ignacio Community Library Butch McClanahan Meeting...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

LPEA director should respect flag

Having served in the military and a commanding officer of Navy Seal Team ONE, I find it very disturbing that we have a candidate for the LPEA Board of Directors and currently one of the directors,...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio trustees sworn in

Re-elected Ignacio town trustees and new trustee Edward Box III were sworn in Tuesday evening. Shown standing for the swearing in are, from left, Tom Atencio, Dixie Melton, Mayor Stella Cox, and...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Herbert William Herrboldt

Bayfield resident Herbert William Herrboldt died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his home at Fox Fire Ranch. He was 89. Known as "Herb," he was born to Jake and Pauline Herrboldt on Aug. 10, 1924, on a...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Calendar of Events

FRIDAY, APRIL 11 Relay for Life family dance, 7 to 9 p.m. Ignacio Elementary cafeteria, 563-0661 SATURDAY, APRIL 12 Bowl for Kids' Sake, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sky Ute Casino Resort. Benefitting Big...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Need a desert fix? Here's an easy daytrip

It's time for another of my periodic staycation day trip getaways. Every year starting in very early January, I get desert fever. Generally this means Moab. But that really requires a good three...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Firefighters test skills

Upper Pine firefighters were in the midst of mandatory annual skills tests this week. Shown here in the vacant lot across the street from the fire administration building Monday afternoon, they are...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

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