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Primary ballots coming in mail next week

Dear La Plata County Electors, It's Election Season again! The Colorado Primary Election is on June 24, 2014. If you are affiliated with the American Constitution, Democratic, or Republican Party...

DATE: May 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Fire auxiliary thanks casino, tribe

The Upper Pine River Fire Auxiliary would like to extend its deep appreciation to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Sky Ute Casino Resort for the opportunity to participate in the 15th annual...

DATE: May 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Meeting set on Lake Nighthorse recreation

We at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation would like to provide an update to the community regarding recreation at Lake Nighthorse, as part of the Animas-La Plata Project.  Currently, we are working...

DATE: May 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

FCC TV channel auction threatens free TV

As a result of the Spectrum Act of 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) developed an auction to sell to smartphone operators the TV channels now used by many TV stations. While...

DATE: May 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

BHS Knowledge Bowl team raising funds for national competition in Washington

After winning the Southwest Colorado Regional Knowledge Bowl meet in March and placing second at the Colorado State Knowledge Bowl meet in April, our varsity team was invited and will be attending...

DATE: May 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Applications for Leadership La Plata due June 3

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Leadership La Plata Class. This year is LLP's 25th anniversary, and we are celebrating over 425 graduates. You will see those individuals...

DATE: May 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Udall supports reasonable federal policies, Gardner does not

U. S. Senator Mark Udall has been very busy in Washington, heading up a taskforce on earmark reform: "Earmarks are both a cause and a symptom of spending problems." He has promoted "pay-as-you-go"...

DATE: May 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Opposition to Wheeling for LPEA election is uninformed

On May 13 I put my husband, Joe Wheeling, on the plane to Denver for, potentially, the last time as LPEA's Tri-State representative. Please let me explain to you, the membership, something that the...

DATE: May 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Berman shouldn't be on LPEA board

No more member owned cooperative La Plata Electric Association money for Jeff Berman!  In 2011 Jeff filed personal bankruptcy and in 2012 his house was foreclosed.   In 2007 Jeff promised farmers...

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Firefighters association endorses Cook, Walters

The Firefighters Association of Bayfield would like to announce their support for two candidates in the upcoming Upper Pine River Fire Protection District's Board of Directors Election. All...

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Cemetery district cleaning up for Memorial Day

Pine River Cemetery will be performing the annual spring cleanup the week of May 12 in preparation for Memorial Day weekend.  All flowers and decorations will be picked up and disposed of.  If you...

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Thank you for help with Ignacio 9Health Fair

To all who helped make the Ignacio 9Health Fair a success, we want to thank you.  First, thanks to all of the participants; we hope your health will be better because of it.  Thank you to all who...

DATE: May 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion