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School board member needed

It was great having a full house at the Bayfield School Board on Tuesday. Honestly. Many meeting nights, there are staff members who are speaking at the meeting, and me, your local newspaper gal,...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Re-elect incumbents to the LPEA board

La Plata Electric Association is not for sale! Our elections have turned into dirty partisan politics. It started last year when some candidates learned if they spent enough money they could turn...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Local psychiatric care needed for our youth

Yes, another kid gone and family crushed. The toll continues to mount and still nothing substantive is being done ... consultants ... excuses ... PhD types studying the problem ... community...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Parents needs to demand accountability, change in Bayfield School District

Attention parents of students in Bayfield School District. A school board meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at the Bayfield Administration Building. We are asking for parents to...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Pine River Centennial Rotary thanks volunteers for Senior Legacy Day

The Pine River Centennial Rotary would like to thank members of the Class of 2018 and various organizations in Bayfield for a very successful Senior Legacy day held in April. Class members, class...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Congratulations, Bayfield High School Knowledge Bowl Team

Congratulations to Collin, Andrew, A.J. and Rock for an incredible performance at the 2018 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament. Fifty-seventh overall and 28th for Very Small Schools...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Avoid special-interest candidates in LPEA board elections

The LPEA board elections have turned into a dirty mess of special interest politics led by one-sided personal agendas. It started last year when some candidates obtained board seats and then began...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Heritage Days and Sheep Trailing committee is planning 2018 event

Howdy, friends! We're baaaaaaaack! Are you itching to get involved in the Bayfield community? Do you like to have fun? Do you have good ideas to share? Most importantly... do you think sheep are...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Call law enforcement to report suspicious activity

By Joe McIntyre Bayfield Marshal's Office "Am I witnessing a crime?" Most of us have found ourselves wondering this at some point or another. However, because we're not really sure, we tend to...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Honor our planet Sunday, every day

Sunday is Earth Day, the one day of the year that we honor our global life support system. Since it's the only one we've got, it seems it should be recognized every day. Everything in nature is...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Wake up, electricity users!

This LPEA election will have massive negative consequences if we elect the wrong candidates. Self-proclaimed "progressive" candidates want to take LPEA out of the long-standing contract with...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Read a paper - or two or three - this week

This is Colorado Journalism Week, so there have been some celebrations of our work in our newspapers and on social media. It's hard, of course, when you're working in a rapidly changing industry....

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion