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Is the U.S. Forest Service aggressive in fighting fires?

By Vicki Christiansen People sometimes tell me that the U.S. Forest Service isn't aggressive enough in fighting fires. As a wildland fire professional with more than 30 years of experience, I...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

We need to dump Washington politicians

It seems that nowadays we hear the opinions and news of the Democrats and Republicans blaming each other and news gossip (opinions), not necessarily facts. In 1996, Clinton passed an immigration...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

All welcome to annual San Ignacio Fiesta

The community of Ignacio will celebrate its 118th annual San Ignacio Fiesta on July 28. The celebration will kick off with its 73rd annual San Ignacio Fiesta Parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday....

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Loss of our youth saddens Fourth of July holiday

A lovely 17-year-old girl in Bayfield took her own life on July 2. The news always comes as a blow, and I don't know if it's better in small towns such as Ignacio and Bayfield, where we know many...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

It's Bayfield, not Potsville

The Ignacio Town Board voted no; they didn't want that kind of quality of life in their community. It was a statement to their leadership to maintain their existing ban on any marijuana business in...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Service leagues thanks firefighters, rangers, chefs for attending cook-off

Thank you so very much to the Pine River Times for publicizing the Vallecito Service League Chili Supper and Cook-Off on June 17. Our first-place chef was Jim Krafthefer for a spicy, aromatic...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Tipton should join climate caucus

I thank Rep. Tipton for his hard work for Western Colorado. His consistent message of environmental stewardship parallels my concerns for preserving our clean air, water, and land for future...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Ignacio student appreciates support

I have been selected as a national youth delegate to the 2018 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. I would like to thank the following businesses, clubs, and...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Hypocritical Democrats are advocating for violence in United States

It is hypocritical that suddenly the leftist Democrats are discovering that our politics and culture are getting more violent. Like so much of what they say, it is just another tactic. The...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

End-of-life prescriptions should be available to all who need them

Sixty-five percent of Coloradans voted for Medical Aid in Dying to make Colorado the fifth state in the nation to legalize this compassionate option for end-of-life care. Did you know that this...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

U.S. has become meaner, uglier, more racist under Trump's presidency

The 4th of July is approaching, and we're a year and a half into "restoring" American greatness. So how's it going? Admittedly, I just can't see that a mentality of victimhood, resentment, and...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Community Connections wishes to thank Sky Ute Casino

On May 24, Community Connections, Inc. participated in the Sky Ute Casino Resort's and Southern Ute Tribe's 19th Money Booth. CCI was among a handful of area not-for-profit organizations to benefit...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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