San Ignacio Fiesta thanks volunteers, donors who made event possible

San Ignacio Fiesta celebrated 117 years and we thank everyone who joined us and who helped to make it possible. Congratulations to the parade grand prize winner, the Connie Manzanares memorial...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Wolfwood volunteers thank Five Branches

We extend our heartfelt appreciation for the support we received at Five Branches in Vallecito this year. We appreciate all the people who came out to see the animals. We were also blessed with...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Protect your vision during Monday's solar eclipse

Courtesy Colorado Optometric Association As America gears up for the upcoming solar eclipse, there are a few vital points to remember when it comes to protecting your eyes and those of your loved...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield superintendent welcomes students back to school

Dear Bayfield School District parents, guardians and students: On behalf of the entire Bayfield School District staff, I would like to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. Summer break seems to...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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

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