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People of La Plata County deserve property rights, pursuit of happiness

By Judy Spady The core values of our county have been recently shaken due to the proposed Land Use Code (LUC) regulations. Thousands of citizens have become concerned. Our property rights are on...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Marijuana shops would harm Bayfield

Editor's note: This is a copy of a letter sent to the Bayfield Town Board. For many years, I had an office on Mill Street and children in the Bayfield schools. I intend to re-open an office on Mill...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Input needed on Bayfield marijuana sales, roundabout

When you're looking for something to do on a weeknight, I know, jumping up and going to a public meeting might not be at the top of the list. But sometimes, showing up is how things get done. We...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield softball player raising funds to compete in Australia

My name is Emma Candelaria and I have been selected to compete with America's Team traveling to Australia. I go to school at Bayfield High School, play softball for Durango High School and two...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield Transportation gathering signatures to support taxi service

My name is Edward Heard, and I am an applicant for a taxi license in Bayfield. My application was approved by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, but the competion requested an intervention...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Marijuana sales could affect local youth, prevention programs needed

Editor's note: this is a copy of a letter submitted to the Bayfield Town Board. Culture is often described as the norms and beliefs that a group decides to live by. Balance between market-driven...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Marijuana dispensaries would provide taxes, services in Bayfield

Why should Bayfield residents support lifting the ban on marijuana dispensaries within the town limits? The answer is simply that the more taxes that stay locally, rather than leaking to our...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

BEEP thanks fundraiser sponsors

Bayfield Early Education Programs (BEEP) sincerely appreciates the sponsors and donors of our recent fundraiser, Breakfast with Santa, held on Dec. 9 in Bayfield. We would like to recognize FCI...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Tipton should join Climate Solutions Caucus in U.S. House of Representatives

I am a conservative Republican and value integrity, freedom, and personal responsibility. Like a growing number of Americans, I am concerned about our current administration's policies regarding...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Marijuana sales not a good fit in Bayfield

I am not in favor of medical or recreational marijuana sales in Bayfield. That's not who we are. We are about kids riding bikes unattended by parents, parks, Fourth of July parades, sheep running...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield School Board welcomes input on superintendent search

One of the most important functions designated by the State of Colorado to a Board of Education is the selection of the school district's superintendent of schools. The Bayfield School Board wants...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Recreational marijuana would open Pandora's box in Bayfield

The Durango Herald article of a Loveland resident who was killed in the fatal car on Dec. 14, 2017 seven miles west of Pagosa Springs, reported, "Icy road conditions and exceeding a safe speed...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion