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Back to school? Check your child's vaccines

San Juan Basin Public Health With children headed back to school, San Juan Basin Public Health wants to remind parents of the importance of keeping school-aged children up to date on all vaccines....

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Intern learns about science, state at Mountain Studies Institute

By Chase Noonan Wouldn't it be perfect to have a way to experience Colorado's stunning locations, while in the process learning about the complicated small world we live in? Well luckily for us...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Calvary Presbyterian Church pastor thanks Bayfield teachers

An open letter to Bayfield's teachers: Thank you for what you do. In all honesty, I would not be alive today were it not for teachers like you. You do not just pass along information; you don't...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Grazing livestock benefits public lands

I live in Bayfield, with a large sheep and cattle heritage, with ranchers using the allotments in our mountains north of us each summer. We are always aware of wildfires, especially after having to...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

County officials explain closing Bayfield branch office

By La Plata County Commissioners Brad Blake, Gwen Lachelt and Julie Westendorff and La Plata County Clerk Tiffany Parker We are writing about the branch Motor Vehicle office in Bayfield, which...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

County should keep clerk's office open

Open letter to the La Plata County Commissioners, I am writing to state my objection to the decision made to close the Bayfield branch of the county clerk's office. This office is one of the best...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Support our national treasure, Mesa Verde

The National Park System is 101 years old. I don't know about you, but throughout my life, some of my best experiences have been in national parks. I am asking for your help in saving America's...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Long journey has been hard on community

By Melanie Brubaker Mazur Talk of the Times "We have a long journey ahead of us." Elaine Hatfield Hall said this at a press conference on Tuesday, July 25, and it reminded me of the first vigil for...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Wolfwood thanks businesses, volunteers

Over the past year, WolfWood Refuge has been fortunate to have been the recipient of donations of both time and funds from many Durango businesses. We are so proud to live in a community where the...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Tiospaye thanks community for donations

We, the members of the Tiospaye Living Vision Five leadership team, humbly thank the community for the inspiring, overwhelming outpour of support shown during a benefit drive for Bayfield families...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Hickenlooper correct to support climate accord

Public opinion polls show overwhelming disapproval of President Trump's decision to leave the Paris Accord. More than six in 10 oppose this move and say it damages the U.S. global leadership. The...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Carbon plan best way to combat global warming

It's not your imagination. There are more dead trees in Colorado this year than ever. This beautiful state of high peaks, forests, clear streams and blue sky; this was a paradise. But we are...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion