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Pine River Shares finishes first year as independent organization, gives thanks

We would like to thank the generous donors and volunteers for the tremendous support Pine River Shares received during our first year as an independent organization serving the communities of the...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Future of LPEA electricity is changing

My name is Jeff Mannix, you may know me from the Durango Pro Rodeo Series or from Santa Rita Ranch Texas Longhorn beef at the Farmer's Market. I am running for a seat on the La Plata Electric...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Vote for Wheeler for LPEA board

As a Durango small business owner, I appreciate a LPEA candidate who promotes the use of affordable, locally generated, clean renewable energy. Tim Wheeler, a candidate for District 4 (north of...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Holy week is time for reflection

When Easter Sunday falls on April Fools Day? Well heck, all kinds of hijinks can happen. Grapes and other healthy treats disguised as candy are being featured on social media. I don't think I could...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

It's time to get rid of flashing yellow turn signals on U.S. Highway 160

One more dead, one more critically injured and countless lives changed. I believe CDOT's "flashing yellow arrow experiment" has proven it is not safe. It is confusing and distracting and it is too...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Flashing yellow lights are dangerous at U.S. Highway 160 intersection

A double tragedy took place in Bayfield March 17; an accident took the life of a well-known and beloved gentleman. The other party involved is also a well-known and beloved lady. Both families are...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Rep. Tipton doesn't represent SW Colo.

Scott Tipton does NOT represent me. Big oil, Big banks, NRA, yes, but NOT me. I believe climate change and the continued degradation of our planet is the most significant threat facing us: melting...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Rural Colo. deserves better broadband

People with broadband service get to fill out college applications at home, watch YouTube videos, email friends and research important topics. Those without have to work in coffee shops, library...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

NRA works to protect United States constitution, Democrats don't

We have seen a lot in the news about the National Rifle Association. The Democrats would have you believe the NRA is to blame for the death of children. This seems a little hypocritical on the part...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield High School basketball coach: Thanks for the wonderful memories

This will be my final year as coach for the Bayfield School District. It has been a great honor over the past 30 years to serve the players, coaching staffs, schools and communities of the Four...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Basketball gets its day in Bayfield

Some weary boys stepped off the school bus on Sunday, but they were holding the ultimate prize, a long-sought state championship for Bayfield...in basketball. This small school has won plenty of...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Dem asking for support at Democratic assembly

My name is Root Routledge, independent Progressive Democrat. I'm one of the four candidates in the race for Congress in Colorado's third district. My website, www.RootForCitizenCongressman.org ,...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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