Consider what TABOR budget limits are costing you

Bayfield-area residents, have you noticed the condition of Highway 160 east of the Elmore's stoplight? Glance at the pavement as you're driving, within the limits of staying in your lane. You'll...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Democratic delegate supports Sanders

Fellow West and Southwest Coloradoans (Congressional District 3), my name is Root Routledge. I'm running to be a Bernie Sanders delegate at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Vote Beebe for LPEA board district 4

Business and leadership isn't anything new for John Beebe; he's owned successful businesses and led several volunteer teams to success. These are just two reasons the La Plata County Farm Bureau...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Support Beebe for LPEA District 4 seat

I would like to tell you a little bit about John Beebe who is running for the LPEA board, District 4. I have known John and his wife Terry for 13 years and have enjoyed their friendship and mutual...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Estate planning is important for future

By Wendy Rice Family and consumer science agent, La Plata County Extension Office Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain. ...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Drive Safe Coalition thanks BHS Student Council

The SW Regional Emergency and Trauma Advisory Council (SWRETAC) Drive Safe Coalition would like to acknowledge Bayfield High School Student Council for their commitment to promoting teen driver...

DATE: March 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Lammons is best qualified candidate for DA

I am writing to share my support for Ben Lammons, who is running for district attorney. As I have had the pleasure to get to know Mr. Lammons over the years, it has become clear that his experience...

DATE: March 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Playtime isn't just play for our children

By Jacqueline Juliana Bayfield Primary School Would you like to boost your child's confidence and self-esteem? How about accelerate their problem solving skills, creativity, socialization skills,...

DATE: March 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

House candidate: Colorado needs to move to primary ballot

My caucus site at Needham Elementary was lively. And packed. Precinct participants crowded into three adjacent classrooms, with people squeezing into the tiny chairs, careful not to knock over the...

DATE: March 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Carrying forward lessons in water management: Southwestern Water Conservation District turns 75

By John Porter President, Southwest Water Conservation District Created in 1941 by the Colorado General Assembly, the Southwestern Water Conservation District encompasses Archuleta, Dolores, La...

DATE: March 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Economic Alliance announces partnership program Airport, business park, Internet are capital campaign goals

By Roger Zalneratis La Plata Economic Development Alliance Do you believe our La Plata County business community deserves: Great air service? Sufficient real estate options? Excellent internet...

DATE: March 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Opinion

I'm trying to wake up, gimme one more week

All right, it's Day Six of stupid ugly horrible Daylight Saving Time, and I'm groggy, I'm hungry all morning, and I want to fall asleep every night on my dinner plate. Yep, I still hate daylight...

DATE: March 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

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