Library is a hub of community

Our award winning, steadily growing public library is a community hub for gardners, readers, school age children needing a safe place to go after school, people trying to improve their knowledge on...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield Heritage Days celebrates 19 years of autumn, sheep

Time flies when you're having fun and moving sheep. Bayfield Heritage Days and Sheep Trailing is celebrating its 19th anniversary this weekend. With the exception of last year, our event has always...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Vote no on Ordinance 417

The Board of Trustees for Bayfield wasted a lot of money for an attorney to write Ordinance 417. The question is do you want pot sales in city boundaries? Yes or no. But, it took an attorney four...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Support the Pine River Library

We are retired educators who use the local library for services other than those traditionally used by library patrons. While we value the large selection of books, the after-school programs and...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Pine River Library is community asset

When I think about community and Bayfield, it is synonymous with the Pine River Library. There are many ways in which I have observed how this organization supports the people and businesses in...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Retain Sean Smith as county sheriff

Sean Smith gets my vote for La Plata County Sheriff. 1. His leadership style is inclusive and effective, earning him prestigious awards from both state and federal agencies for his competence and...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Chamber appreciates help at Chile Fest

The Ignacio Chamber of Commerce appreciates everyone who supported our second annual Green Chile Festival on Sept. 8, especially our sponsors! Farmers Fresh Market, Sky Ute Casino, Southern Ute...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Prescribed burning helps forest health

By Laurel Sebastian Forest Health Education Coordinator, Mountain Studies Institute While communities both locally and nationally were impacted by large wildfires this year, fires are finally...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Vote yes to support our wonderful library

When we moved from Durango to Bayfield in 2000 I went to the old Bayfield library but was disappointed. Since then our beautiful new library was built, redesigned and was named "the best small...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Vote yes for Pine River Library

In 2014, the Pine River Library was named "Best Small Library in America." Since then, the Living Library Garden, Library Park, patio and library building have been used intensively and flexibly...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Durango building its own migrant wall against homeless

By Tom Givón The recent debate among the Sheriff candidates (Durango Herald, Sept. 8-9) suggests a striking parallel between the national spate over illegal migrants and Durango's homeless debacle....

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Smith is a fair, qualified sheriff

I need to respond to Garrett Valencia's allegation that Sheriff Smith "promoted" his wife during the first year in office. (Times, Sept. 7, 2018) I was leaving the sheriff's office to move to...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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