Hold legislators liable for health care

Our current healthcare system is out of control. In La Plata County, many farmers, small business and individuals spend $25,000 to $45,000 per year in health insurance premiums and deductibles....

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Marshal thanks church, community for the support

This past week was National Police, Week which gave me an opportunity to show my appreciation for all of the hard work, dedication and accomplishments of the deputies of the Bayfield Marshal's...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Metro board election was sad day for Forest Lakes

The first true election in the last 16 years for Forest Lakes Metro Board of Directors positions was recently held. The subdivision overwhelmingly voted for the status quo. After residing in...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

BHS grandfather appreciates Joel Priest

This Wolverine granddad, of David Hawkins, would like to say "many thanks" to Joel Priest for his excellent - and tireless - coverage of Bayfield High sports. Doug Porter Durango

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

By San Juan Basin Public Health May is designated as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and locally we have much to celebrate. Significant progress in teen pregnancy rates has been achieved...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Congratulations, Class of 2018

On Sunday, Bayfield High School will graduate its senior class, and Ignacio High School's graduation will follow on May 26. In my 25 years of working in community journalism, often on the education...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Democratic candidates for U.S. House will debate in Durango

Frustrated with the current U.S. Congress? Worried about rising healthcare costs, long term U.S. debt, climate change impacts here in SW Colorado? Us too. Three Democratic candidates will be on the...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

La Plata Electric Association should factor costs of coal mining into rates

I attended the LPEA annual meeting on May 12. I was dismayed that LPEA board president Davin Montoya used his position as meeting moderator to criticize "subsidies" for members who install...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

School board member needed

It was great having a full house at the Bayfield School Board on Tuesday. Honestly. Many meeting nights, there are staff members who are speaking at the meeting, and me, your local newspaper gal,...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Re-elect incumbents to the LPEA board

La Plata Electric Association is not for sale! Our elections have turned into dirty partisan politics. It started last year when some candidates learned if they spent enough money they could turn...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Local psychiatric care needed for our youth

Yes, another kid gone and family crushed. The toll continues to mount and still nothing substantive is being done ... consultants ... excuses ... PhD types studying the problem ... community...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Parents needs to demand accountability, change in Bayfield School District

Attention parents of students in Bayfield School District. A school board meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at the Bayfield Administration Building. We are asking for parents to...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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