Support mill-levy increase for our community library

When my wife and I moved to Bayfield, it was encouraging to learn that our library had won "The Best Small Library in America in 2014." We were delighted about all the activities we could...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Chaos serves Trump well

Let's face it. Our so-called president is an agent of chaos. It worked very well for him in 2015 and 2016. But as a strategy for governing? The political competition and the fact-based media are...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Enjoy fall foliage with Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife DENVER - Though summer doesn't officially end until Sept. 22, fall colors are already beginning to appear across the State of Colorado. Colorado Parks and...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Sean Smith needs to go, vote for Charles Hamby

As an individual who was born and raised in La Plata County, I decided it was time to give my input on this election. I have had the opportunity to work with both Sheriff Sean Smith and Charles...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Support Ballot Issue 6A for Pine River Library

As new Bayfield residents, we wandered into the Pine River Library to see what was offered. We were amazed and happy to find such a special place! The range of programs and services impressed us...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Polis should address Club 20 in Grand Junction

I am very concerned and even angered that Jared Polis has refused to debate Walker Stapleton at the Club 20 annual meeting. Club 20 has hosted political debates for years and never has a...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Support the mill levy increase for the Pine River Library

Please vote with me in support of a modest mill levy for our fantastic Pine River Library this November! It gives so much to us that it becomes the heart and center of our lives here. My HOA has...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Tipton's logic on forests just doesn't add up

Steep forest terrain challenges crews battling wildfires. Firefighters are often hampered by the inaccessibility of the rugged burning areas that lack roads, making their jobs dangerous and...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Veterans Service Office holding outreach event in Ignacio

Courtesy La Plata County Veterans Service Office The main objective of the Veterans Service Office is to provide prevention, protection, advocacy and support services to veterans and their families...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Southern Ute Montessori Headstart is an important community asset

After serving in our community for more than 50 years, the Southern Ute Montessori Headstart has proven itself to be an extremely valuable institution. The Early Headstart is the only public...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Ronald Reagan would loathe Donald Trump's cronyism with Russia, Putin

The sainted Ronald Reagan called the USSR (now Russia) "the Evil Empire." He must be turning in his grave as our current so-called president sucks up to Russian strong man Vladimir Putin (maybe in...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Canning jam can be a dangerous habit

It's that time of year for unsuspecting landowners. I will show up at your place, bang on your door, and ask to pick fruit off trees or bushes in exchange for a jar of jam. It's also when my kids...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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