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Bayside, Texas appreciates assistance from Southwest Colorado

When Hurricane Harvey ravaged Bayside, Texas, on Copano Bay just north of Corpus Christi, I knew Bob and I would need to repair the house where our children grew up. A friend there said, "Don't...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

All welcome at Bayfield Schools and Community Welcome Fair

By Mark Haeussler and Elizabeth von Tauffkirchen We invite all members of our community to our first Bayfield Schools and Community Welcome Fair. This event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Ignacio Chamber: Keep Bayfield DMV office open

Editor's note: This is a copy of a letter sent to the La Plata County commissioners. The Ignacio Chamber of Commerce is asking that the county try to find another place for saving funds besides...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Aaaaah, time for chiles, peaches and more

Autumn is my favorite time of year because it's harvest time. I'm not much of a green thumb, even though my grandparents did their best to teach me to grow things. But I make do by cheerfully...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

What is going on next to the Pine River Library?

A community park! A unique partnership between the library and Town of Bayfield was formed in 2015 to get feedback from the community and study the feasibility of using the library's lot to...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Shutting down Bayfield clerk's office is self-defeating decision by county

I find the recent decision by the La Plata County Commissioners to close the county clerk's Bayfield office rather puzzling. (I am sorely tempted to say asinine, but, caution prevailing, will bite...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield Chamber asks for clerk's office to remain open

Dear Commissioners Lachelt, Blake and Westendorff: On behalf of our 75-plus members, we are writing to respectfully request that the Bayfield office of the La Plata County Clerk remain open. The...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Go slow for wildlife, children, school zones

This is just a reminder to drivers that even at low speeds in your neighborhoods, something or someone can jump out between parked cars with little or no time for you to react. One of our...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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Bayfield teacher planned eclipse observation for 25 years

By Derek Smith I have been an astronomer longer than I have been a musician. If not for one fork in the road, I was ready to study astrophysics or planetary sciences. I was good at math, but did...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

San Ignacio Fiesta thanks volunteers, donors who made event possible

San Ignacio Fiesta celebrated 117 years and we thank everyone who joined us and who helped to make it possible. Congratulations to the parade grand prize winner, the Connie Manzanares memorial...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Wolfwood volunteers thank Five Branches

We extend our heartfelt appreciation for the support we received at Five Branches in Vallecito this year. We appreciate all the people who came out to see the animals. We were also blessed with...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Protect your vision during Monday's solar eclipse

Courtesy Colorado Optometric Association As America gears up for the upcoming solar eclipse, there are a few vital points to remember when it comes to protecting your eyes and those of your loved...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion