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Aichele works hard as county treasurer

I am incredibly saddened by the attacks on Allison Aichele, La Plata County Treasurer. I worked closely with Allison for her first three years as treasurer before I moved away last December and...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Pot sales would bring taxes to Bayfield

Because cannabis dispensaries and other peripheral operations such as testing and grow facilities were banned in Bayfield, and because the fact that cannabis remains a legal product within the...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

There is a downside to pot sales, revenue

Tony Mercia is a senior writer at the Weekly Standard paper in Pueblo. His June 18, 2018 article "Reefer Madness," should be read by all who believe marijuana businesses in Bayfield is the answer...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Aichele deserves to stay as treasurer

As a retired CPA, I understand the accounting challenges of the position of treasurer. I have also experienced changes in software and the challenges of handling accounting work in an office with...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

The public - yes, you - needs public notices

The Town of Bayfield will ask voters in November to allow it to stop publishing legal notices in full in the Pine River Times and instead publish the full text on its own website in an effort to...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Vote yes on Ordinance 417 and make Bayfield better

By Jackie Morlan I will admit to the public that I was the one who stood before our town trustees last September and asked them to lift the ban on allowing cannabis dispensaries within our town...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Read text of Amdt. 74 to learn what you're voting on

Voters have 13 statewide ballot issues to decide on in the Nov. 6 election. Did you know that the paragraph you see on the ballot is usually not the actual thing you are voting on? You need to...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Unger most qualified for state Senate

The election for State Senate District 6 presents a clear choice. The incumbent, beyond frustrated with his colleagues' blocking his suicide prevention bill, blasted them by saying, "If we have...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield is growing, so should our library

The Pine River Library not only provides books, videos, music, internet access - there's more. Add in the beautiful park, public use rooms and youth programs, the library is proven as our true...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Has Aichele served La Plata County well?

In "Public Officials as Fiduciaries," Hana Callaghan writes about government fiduciaries and their duties. "Without public trust, government doesn't work," she wrote. The full article is available...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Beware of the mail-in marijuana ballot

By Phyllis Ludwig, Grace Sossaman, Ron Dunavant, Dr. Jerry Brown, Dan Ford, and Tony and Anne Schrier There are many facts people need to know about Bayfield Ordinance 417, which will be on the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Library, events beneficial for area's small businesses

As a small business owner in Bayfield, I utilize the Pine River Library as a resource for operating my day-to-day business. The library does so many wonderful things inside of those walls, but it...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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