Cold weather, football, sheep ... autumn is here

Fall arrived with a vengeance on Friday, Sept. 22, the first day of the autumnal equinox and the day of Bayfield's Homecoming parade and football game. The temperature plummeted, rain fell, and it...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

It's Trump who mocks the U.S. flag, not professional football players

Sports has historically been a refuge from thinking about the nation's problems, such as our increasingly ugly political climate. That changed last fall as San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Commissioners shouldn't close office

It seems that the county commissioners are playing political football with the closing of the Bayfield motor vehicle registration office. We all know that to service a customer is more expensive...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayside, Texas appreciates assistance from Southwest Colorado

When Hurricane Harvey ravaged Bayside, Texas, on Copano Bay just north of Corpus Christi, I knew Bob and I would need to repair the house where our children grew up. A friend there said, "Don't...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

All welcome at Bayfield Schools and Community Welcome Fair

By Mark Haeussler and Elizabeth von Tauffkirchen We invite all members of our community to our first Bayfield Schools and Community Welcome Fair. This event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Ignacio Chamber: Keep Bayfield DMV office open

Editor's note: This is a copy of a letter sent to the La Plata County commissioners. The Ignacio Chamber of Commerce is asking that the county try to find another place for saving funds besides...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Aaaaah, time for chiles, peaches and more

Autumn is my favorite time of year because it's harvest time. I'm not much of a green thumb, even though my grandparents did their best to teach me to grow things. But I make do by cheerfully...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

What is going on next to the Pine River Library?

A community park! A unique partnership between the library and Town of Bayfield was formed in 2015 to get feedback from the community and study the feasibility of using the library's lot to...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Shutting down Bayfield clerk's office is self-defeating decision by county

I find the recent decision by the La Plata County Commissioners to close the county clerk's Bayfield office rather puzzling. (I am sorely tempted to say asinine, but, caution prevailing, will bite...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield Chamber asks for clerk's office to remain open

Dear Commissioners Lachelt, Blake and Westendorff: On behalf of our 75-plus members, we are writing to respectfully request that the Bayfield office of the La Plata County Clerk remain open. The...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Go slow for wildlife, children, school zones

This is just a reminder to drivers that even at low speeds in your neighborhoods, something or someone can jump out between parked cars with little or no time for you to react. One of our...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield teacher planned eclipse observation for 25 years

By Derek Smith I have been an astronomer longer than I have been a musician. If not for one fork in the road, I was ready to study astrophysics or planetary sciences. I was good at math, but did...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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