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The public - yes, you - needs public notices

The Town of Bayfield will ask voters in November to allow it to stop publishing legal notices in full in the Pine River Times and instead publish the full text on its own website in an effort to...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Vote yes on Ordinance 417 and make Bayfield better

By Jackie Morlan I will admit to the public that I was the one who stood before our town trustees last September and asked them to lift the ban on allowing cannabis dispensaries within our town...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Read text of Amdt. 74 to learn what you're voting on

Voters have 13 statewide ballot issues to decide on in the Nov. 6 election. Did you know that the paragraph you see on the ballot is usually not the actual thing you are voting on? You need to...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Unger most qualified for state Senate

The election for State Senate District 6 presents a clear choice. The incumbent, beyond frustrated with his colleagues' blocking his suicide prevention bill, blasted them by saying, "If we have...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield is growing, so should our library

The Pine River Library not only provides books, videos, music, internet access - there's more. Add in the beautiful park, public use rooms and youth programs, the library is proven as our true...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Has Aichele served La Plata County well?

In "Public Officials as Fiduciaries," Hana Callaghan writes about government fiduciaries and their duties. "Without public trust, government doesn't work," she wrote. The full article is available...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Beware of the mail-in marijuana ballot

By Phyllis Ludwig, Grace Sossaman, Ron Dunavant, Dr. Jerry Brown, Dan Ford, and Tony and Anne Schrier There are many facts people need to know about Bayfield Ordinance 417, which will be on the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Library, events beneficial for area's small businesses

As a small business owner in Bayfield, I utilize the Pine River Library as a resource for operating my day-to-day business. The library does so many wonderful things inside of those walls, but it...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Library is a hub of community

Our award winning, steadily growing public library is a community hub for gardners, readers, school age children needing a safe place to go after school, people trying to improve their knowledge on...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield Heritage Days celebrates 19 years of autumn, sheep

Time flies when you're having fun and moving sheep. Bayfield Heritage Days and Sheep Trailing is celebrating its 19th anniversary this weekend. With the exception of last year, our event has always...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Vote no on Ordinance 417

The Board of Trustees for Bayfield wasted a lot of money for an attorney to write Ordinance 417. The question is do you want pot sales in city boundaries? Yes or no. But, it took an attorney four...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Support the Pine River Library

We are retired educators who use the local library for services other than those traditionally used by library patrons. While we value the large selection of books, the after-school programs and...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion