Wolves are howling in gratitude

Mere words hardly seem sufficient to express our appreciation for the support Wolfwood Refuge received for our 4th annual Art Auction and during our summer community events.  We are impressed and...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Vote yes on Bayfield's question 2D

Bayfield streets, sidewalks and trails can be improved and better maintained with a yearly incoming source of revenues derived from a one-cent sales tax increase dedicated specifically for streets...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Heritage Day organizers thank participants

The 16th annual Bayfield Heritage Days & Sheep Trailing was a great success. Thanks to J. Paul Brown and family for bringing one of their sheep flocks through on schedule for spectators, and thanks...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

County assessor explains tax base, rates

Fall brings children back to school and a renewed focus on our preparations for the future. For Colorado Assessors the season brings the conclusion of the annual audit assessors are required to...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

New banker fixes problem

I stand by my opinions/comments in my letter to the editor last week regarding the merger of Pine River Valley Bank and Community Banks of Colorado. That being written, I got a phone call from...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

New bank not impressing local customer

Maybe I'm just getting older and more cantankerous, but the Pine River Valley Bank merger with Community Banks of Colorado is setting off alarm bells for me. My initial questions by phone were...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

2016 open enrollment for health insurance begins Nov. 1

Choosing a health insurance plan is one of the most difficult and potentially costly decisions American families face. Health insurance knowledge, or health insurance literacy, helps you to make...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Streets need maintenance funding

Once again the citizens of Bayfield being asked to raise the Bayfield sales tax 1 percent. If passed, and it does need to pass, money will be dedicated to maintaining streets and other developed...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

PRVHS museum thanks visitors

The PRVHS Museum's fundraiser with the Bar D Wranglers on Friday, Sept. 25 was a sellout. What a way to end our season! We are very appreciative for all the support we received from folks near and...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield: Vote YES on 2D

This letter is in support of Ballot Issue 2D which Bayfield voters will be deciding with mail-in ballots in this November's election. Back in the mid-1980s, Bayfield's streets were gravel. That is...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Sales tax is fair way to share street costs

As a participant in local government, I have come to appreciate roads as one of the fundamental roles of governance. All great civilizations had roads at their core. All too often citizens take...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

IES teachers thank Mt. Allison Grange

The Mt. Allison Grange presented all the third graders at Ignacio Elementary School with their own dictionaries. The students will use the dictionaries in their classroom. Some of the students...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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