Global warming increases wildfire threat

Like many Coloradoans, I am concerned about wildfires and the resulting devastation to our watersheds, ecosystems, infrastructure, and tourism. Millions of taxpayer dollars go to fighting large...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Times drops ball on community coverage

When my dad Ed Morlan passed away last year, my mom Jackie could have just shut down and wallowed in her grief. Losing someone you've been with and loved for nearly four decades is absolutely...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bigger, heavier trucks on our highways a bad idea

By Bruce Evans While Colorado firefighters and emergency medical services personnel often face tremendous obstacles and circumstances, the pledge we make as first responders is that we will always...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Knowledge Bowl team seeking donations for national competition

After doing very well in the Southwest Colorado Regional Knowledge Bowl meet in January, and placing second at the Colorado State Knowledge Bowl meet in March, our team was invited to and will be...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Advisor is proud of SkillsUSA students

I would like to compliment the SkillsUSA club and students at Bayfield High School, where I am the club advisor. We received a nice letter from the Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives....

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Vallecito reader misses McWilliams' insightful, accurate coverage

I miss Carole. She was a big part of my enjoyment of the Pine River Times. I miss her insightful and accurate reporting on local items; I miss her lovely photographs; I miss her humor; I miss her...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Hesperus resident running for LPEA board

Dear fellow La Plata County residents: My name is Kim Martin and I am running for the position of District 2 representative to the LPEA Board of Directors. My husband and I have lived in Marvel for...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Ignacio 9Health Fair thanks volunteers, donors for help and participation

Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped at the Ignacio 9Health Fair on April 22. For those of you who gave up a Saturday morning, we were able to serve 200 people who took ownership in their...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield Lions Club Foundation appreciates banquet support

The Bayfield Lions Club would like to thank everyone who supported the annual Foundation Banquet and Auction. The many merchants and craftspeople who donated items for the auction were even more...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

9Health Fair is May 6 in Bayfield

The Bayfield 9Health Fair is Saturday, May 6, from 7 to 11:30 a.m. at the Bayfield Elementary School. If you would like to register online, go to, select a location...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Support Unger for LPEA District 4

Whether you care about local job creation, more local control of energy, or climate change, your vote in the LPEA election matters. In District 4 we have a highly competent and forward-thinking...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield preschool thanks Cowboy Luau supporters

Bayfield Early Education Programs would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Bayfield community for everyone's overwhelming support of our programs and preschool. The recent Cowboy Luau netted...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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