What will 2016 bring us?

It's a new year and the traditional time to take stock of our lives and see what needs improving. I think as I'm getting older, however, I'm getting less enthusiastic about New Year's resolutions....

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Talk of the times

Budget will be General Assembly's top issue for 2016-2017

The big issue this year for the Colorado General Assembly will be balancing the 2016-2017 budget. There are several factors, issues created by laws and constitutional amendments passed by either...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Young drivers should clean up mess after wrecks

I live on a county road in Bayfield. On four occasions, young drivers have not adhered to the speed limit of 20 mph when going past my house and have run off the road causing damage to trees, and...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Mother of Robert Lucero thanks friends

In Memoriam Robert S. Lucero 8-18-52 / 12-18-14 It has been one year since you had to go. The pain is still here. Not a day goes by that we don't think of you. Your smile, your laugh, and...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Wolfwood thanks donors for making Colorado Gives Day a howling success

On behalf of Wolfwood Refuge, thank you to the 43 refuge patrons who made donations through Colorado Gives Day. We applaud you for affirming the importance of maintaining this safe haven for wolves...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Reader glad to see Carole's column

I am so glad Carole has resumed her "View from the Boondocks" column; Carole's excellent reporting and thoughtful commentaries are two of the big reasons I enjoy the Pine River Times! Thank you,...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Knights of Columbus thanks churches, Patio for Thanksgiving donations

The Knights of Columbus Council 14407 of Ignacio would like to thank all the parishioners of St. Ignatius Church, St. Bartholomew Church and St. Peter/St. Rosa Church for the dry good donations...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Preschool holding breakfast, fundraisers

The 11th Annual Breakfast with Santa is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12 at Bayfield Elementary School on Mustang Drive. Enjoy a pancake breakfast with eggs, ham and sausage. Gluten free cereal is...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Be FRANK seeks board members

The Be Frank Foundation is seeking applications from those interested in becoming a member of its board of directors. Although previous board experience is not required, a demonstrated interest in...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Online auction for county's back taxes is a success

A primary responsibility of the La Plata County Treasurer is to collect property taxes as efficiently as possible. This is especially important as property taxes have declined by almost 50 percent...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Friends won't forget anniversary of Dylan Redwine disappearance

By Lisa BourqueEditor's note: This was written one year ago in November of 2014. During that time, a law enforcement search of Middle Mountain found more items in relation to the disappearance of...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Upper Pine captain thanks supporters as she starts cancer treatment

I would like to say thank you to everyone who came to the Upper Pine Fire pancake breakfast at Station 5 on Sunday, Oct. 25. I have always been amazed by how much this community is willing to give...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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