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In-home service grant vouchers available for La Plata County residents

Courtesy La Plata County Senior Services Do you know someone or are you a person who is living alone and aging who could use some extra help with shopping or taking medication? Are you recovering...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Former Ignacio town employee responds to Times article

Yes, I am the employee you decided to feature in your paper this week. I made poor decisions that will haunt myself and my family for a long time to come. It is sensational. It is gossip worthy....

DATE: Feb. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield School District asking residents to take survey about building plans

During the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Bayfield School District experienced a significant increase in enrollment and was forced to move its kindergarten and first grade classes to an aging...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Native youth group raising funds to attend Denver Powwow

We are the Native American Youth Organization of Ignacio High School. Our club mission is to enrich our lives by learning about the cultures within us and to spread our knowledge to our families,...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Colorado highways need funding

By J. Paul Brown The second regular session of the 70th Colorado General Assembly of the Colorado House of Representatives was called to order by Speaker of the House Dickie Lee Hullinghorst on...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Salvation Army thanks bell ringers

I would like to send a BIG thank you to the many individuals in our community who spent time at the Grocery Store ringing the Bells for Salvation Army in December. We were able to collect over...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Opinion

BEEP appreciates sponsors

Bayfield Early Education Programs would like to extend a sincere thank you to our sponsors for our recent Bells for BEEP fundraiser: HDS Freight, Skywerx, Western View Windows, Bayfield Builders,...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Guest Columnist: Let Lake Powell go

A collaborative new plan to conserve water isn't really about conservation; it's about hydropower. The plan is called the "Colorado River Conservation Partnership," and it was launched by the...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Emma Shock appreciates 90th birthday party

Thanks to everyone for a wonderful birthday party. I'm overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and thoughtfulness. The 90th birthday party that my family honored me with was out of this world! It was...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Opinion

County offers new ways to pay property taxes in 2016

By Allison Morrissey Last November, the citizens of La Plata County were asked to vote for or against a mill levy increase. The levy lost by a few hundred votes. People I talked with had a number...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Colorado budget will be a challenge in 2016

Sitting at my home desk preparing to write this column, I couldn't be happier to see the mounds of snow outside the window. May El Niño be all for southwest Colorado that's been promised. For...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Opinion

LPEA directors should support staff, rate adjustment

I have been an LPEA director for over 25 years, but I am expressing my opinion and not that of the LPEA board.  The LPEA staff is highly professional and go out of their way to keep the board...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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