Loss of our youth saddens Fourth of July holiday

A lovely 17-year-old girl in Bayfield took her own life on July 2. The news always comes as a blow, and I don't know if it's better in small towns such as Ignacio and Bayfield, where we know many...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

It's Bayfield, not Potsville

The Ignacio Town Board voted no; they didn't want that kind of quality of life in their community. It was a statement to their leadership to maintain their existing ban on any marijuana business in...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Service leagues thanks firefighters, rangers, chefs for attending cook-off

Thank you so very much to the Pine River Times for publicizing the Vallecito Service League Chili Supper and Cook-Off on June 17. Our first-place chef was Jim Krafthefer for a spicy, aromatic...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Tipton should join climate caucus

I thank Rep. Tipton for his hard work for Western Colorado. His consistent message of environmental stewardship parallels my concerns for preserving our clean air, water, and land for future...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Ignacio student appreciates support

I have been selected as a national youth delegate to the 2018 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. I would like to thank the following businesses, clubs, and...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Hypocritical Democrats are advocating for violence in United States

It is hypocritical that suddenly the leftist Democrats are discovering that our politics and culture are getting more violent. Like so much of what they say, it is just another tactic. The...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

End-of-life prescriptions should be available to all who need them

Sixty-five percent of Coloradans voted for Medical Aid in Dying to make Colorado the fifth state in the nation to legalize this compassionate option for end-of-life care. Did you know that this...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

U.S. has become meaner, uglier, more racist under Trump's presidency

The 4th of July is approaching, and we're a year and a half into "restoring" American greatness. So how's it going? Admittedly, I just can't see that a mentality of victimhood, resentment, and...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Community Connections wishes to thank Sky Ute Casino

On May 24, Community Connections, Inc. participated in the Sky Ute Casino Resort's and Southern Ute Tribe's 19th Money Booth. CCI was among a handful of area not-for-profit organizations to benefit...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Clean energy is a win-win for Colorado

Like most Coloradans, I am interested in seeing our state transition toward a clean renewable energy economy. Benefits include lower energy costs, lower greenhouse gas emissions, better health, and...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Downtown Durango has benefitted from Walsworth's experience

My wife and I are business owners in downtown Durango and we work with the Durango Business Improvement District (BID) on a regular basis. BID helps my business, as well as all businesses downtown...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Support Hanlon for U.S. House

For the past three elections, Colorado's 3rd Congressional District has been a graveyard for the Democratic Party. 2012: Scott Tipton 53 percent of the vote, Sal Pace 41 percent. 2014: Scott Tipton...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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