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Another reader wants columnists back

(Editor's note: the following is a letter to Doug Bennett, CEO of Ballantine Communications, Inc.) Dear Mr. Bennett, The letter from Andrew Zeiler said it all loud and clear. (Times, Aug. 22, 2014)...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

County treasurer needs Morrissey's business experience

La Plata County tax revenue from oil and gas production that supplements real estate tax has plummeted in recent years. The county tax assessor has repeatedly called attention to this loss of...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Lieb has experience for county treasurer

I am writing to endorse Bobby Lieb as the candidate for county treasurer, the chief custodian of all county funds. Bobby's extensive background as respected volunteer, a successful business leader...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Writer thanks Ignacio Planning Commission

A note of gratitude to the folks who volunteer to serve on the Ignacio Planning Commission and other Ignacio committees. These generous citizens contribute their time and energy towards...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Readers deserve wider range of opinions

Hi Melanie, I am still a subscriber to the Pine River Times and enjoy reading it, or used to.  As you know, you and I have not always seen eye to eye, but I would like to think there is somewhat a...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Be FRANK raising funds for orchestra

The Be FRANK Foundation is growing faster than ever. We stand For the Recreational and Artistic Needs of Kids. The support from our great community has been overwhelming and we couldn't be more...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

San Ignacio Fiesta thanks donors

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the 114th annual San Ignacio Fiesta and hope you enjoyed yourself. Congratulations to Grand Marshal Josefita Herrera; the parade grand prize...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Grazing on public lands isn't free

Grazing on public lands keeps the ecosystem healthy.  Underbrush and other fuels are grazed, reducing the threat of forest fires.  Hoof action churns the soil, stimulating grass seeds, promoting...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield All-Stars, PRYB thank community

The Pine River Youth Baseball Little League and our 9-10 Bayfield All-Stars would like to thank all of our supporters this year for a wonderful season of baseball and helping our All Star team...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Superintendent addresses changes at Bayfield schools

By Troy D. Zabel Dear Bayfield parents, guardians and community members, I hope you have had an excellent summer with time for relaxation and recharging your batteries. The district has been busy...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Crane, Phelps families thank communities

Thank you to Stephanie Dennison, a teacher at Bayfield Middle School. You have done so many wonderful things for Aria Crane since her cancer came back. Taking the time to go walk with Aria, her...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

McLachlan rude to kids in Fiesta parade

On Saturday, I was participating in the 114th San Ignacio Fiesta parade. I had the misfortune of witnessing 59th district representative Mike McLachlan treat two small kids who were riding dirt...

DATE: July 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion