Congratulations, Bayfield High School Knowledge Bowl Team

Congratulations to Collin, Andrew, A.J. and Rock for an incredible performance at the 2018 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament. Fifty-seventh overall and 28th for Very Small Schools...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Avoid special-interest candidates in LPEA board elections

The LPEA board elections have turned into a dirty mess of special interest politics led by one-sided personal agendas. It started last year when some candidates obtained board seats and then began...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Heritage Days and Sheep Trailing committee is planning 2018 event

Howdy, friends! We're baaaaaaaack! Are you itching to get involved in the Bayfield community? Do you like to have fun? Do you have good ideas to share? Most importantly... do you think sheep are...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Call law enforcement to report suspicious activity

By Joe McIntyre Bayfield Marshal's Office "Am I witnessing a crime?" Most of us have found ourselves wondering this at some point or another. However, because we're not really sure, we tend to...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Honor our planet Sunday, every day

Sunday is Earth Day, the one day of the year that we honor our global life support system. Since it's the only one we've got, it seems it should be recognized every day. Everything in nature is...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Wake up, electricity users!

This LPEA election will have massive negative consequences if we elect the wrong candidates. Self-proclaimed "progressive" candidates want to take LPEA out of the long-standing contract with...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Read a paper - or two or three - this week

This is Colorado Journalism Week, so there have been some celebrations of our work in our newspapers and on social media. It's hard, of course, when you're working in a rapidly changing industry....

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

McLachlan: state budget benefits Colorado families, rural areas

Colorado's constitution requires the state of Colorado to balance its budget every year; that sounds easier than it is. Our strong 2018 economic forecast provided a boost to the budget, and gave...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Tri-State vote ensures lower rates, more discussion on renewable energy

As LPEA's director appointed to serve on Tri-State's board, a frequent question I receive is - why did you vote to keep the Tri-State 5 percent self-generation provision and not increase it? My...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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

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