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Canning jam can be a dangerous habit

It's that time of year for unsuspecting landowners. I will show up at your place, bang on your door, and ask to pick fruit off trees or bushes in exchange for a jar of jam. It's also when my kids...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

County treasurer apologizes for campaign filing mistakes

I want to apologize for my mistake as a first-time campaigner in filing documents with the Secretary of State. I am so sorry if I caused any concern with my personal monetary contributions to my...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

San Ignacio Fiesta Committee thanks many supporters, volunteers

San Ignacio Fiesta celebrated 118 years and we thank everyone who joined us and who helped to make it possible. Congratulations to our San Ignacio Fiesta Queen, Yllana Howe, and Attendants...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

State parks providing free entry to veterans in August

Courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife Colorado Parks and Wildlife salutes all active-duty military and veterans by offering free entrance to all 41 Colorado state parks during August. Free access...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Republicans should support carbon bill

Republican U.S. Representatives Carlos Curbelo of Florida and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania just introduced an innovative carbon pricing bill - The Market Act Choice. This represents a huge...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield superintendent looking forward to serving school district

By Kevin Aten Dear Patrons of Bayfield School District, I am honored to be the new Superintendent of the Bayfield School District. As our students return to school, I cannot wait to meet each young...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Tipton needs to act on climate change

I am a farmer in La Plata Country and all our hay crops are less than half this year. Because of our historical drought conditions and the large wildfires, there has been lots of talk about the...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Softball player thankful for support

I would just like to say a huge thank you to my family, friends, and this wonderful community I live in for your generosity in supporting me on my adventure this month to Australia to play softball...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

CDOT focuses on seat belt use in rural Colorado

Courtesy Colorado Department of Transportation The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state are concluding a...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Trump performance embarrassment to U.S.

Our Dear Leader and Russia's Dear Leader met in Finland on Monday. They met for two hours in private with only translators in the room, even though Donald Trump apparently was warned by advisers to...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Lions Club thanks donors, volunteers

The Bayfield Lions Club wishes to thank everyone involved in the 4th of July Pancake Breakfast for making it a huge success: The Lions members for all of their hard work in setting up, cooking,...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Is the U.S. Forest Service aggressive in fighting fires?

By Vicki Christiansen People sometimes tell me that the U.S. Forest Service isn't aggressive enough in fighting fires. As a wildland fire professional with more than 30 years of experience, I...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion