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Tipton needs to act on climate change

I am a farmer in La Plata Country and all our hay crops are less than half this year. Because of our historical drought conditions and the large wildfires, there has been lots of talk about the...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Softball player thankful for support

I would just like to say a huge thank you to my family, friends, and this wonderful community I live in for your generosity in supporting me on my adventure this month to Australia to play softball...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

CDOT focuses on seat belt use in rural Colorado

Courtesy Colorado Department of Transportation The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state are concluding a...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Trump performance embarrassment to U.S.

Our Dear Leader and Russia's Dear Leader met in Finland on Monday. They met for two hours in private with only translators in the room, even though Donald Trump apparently was warned by advisers to...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Lions Club thanks donors, volunteers

The Bayfield Lions Club wishes to thank everyone involved in the 4th of July Pancake Breakfast for making it a huge success: The Lions members for all of their hard work in setting up, cooking,...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Is the U.S. Forest Service aggressive in fighting fires?

By Vicki Christiansen People sometimes tell me that the U.S. Forest Service isn't aggressive enough in fighting fires. As a wildland fire professional with more than 30 years of experience, I...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

We need to dump Washington politicians

It seems that nowadays we hear the opinions and news of the Democrats and Republicans blaming each other and news gossip (opinions), not necessarily facts. In 1996, Clinton passed an immigration...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

All welcome to annual San Ignacio Fiesta

The community of Ignacio will celebrate its 118th annual San Ignacio Fiesta on July 28. The celebration will kick off with its 73rd annual San Ignacio Fiesta Parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday....

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Loss of our youth saddens Fourth of July holiday

A lovely 17-year-old girl in Bayfield took her own life on July 2. The news always comes as a blow, and I don't know if it's better in small towns such as Ignacio and Bayfield, where we know many...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

It's Bayfield, not Potsville

The Ignacio Town Board voted no; they didn't want that kind of quality of life in their community. It was a statement to their leadership to maintain their existing ban on any marijuana business in...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Service leagues thanks firefighters, rangers, chefs for attending cook-off

Thank you so very much to the Pine River Times for publicizing the Vallecito Service League Chili Supper and Cook-Off on June 17. Our first-place chef was Jim Krafthefer for a spicy, aromatic...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Tipton should join climate caucus

I thank Rep. Tipton for his hard work for Western Colorado. His consistent message of environmental stewardship parallels my concerns for preserving our clean air, water, and land for future...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion