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LPEA director should respect flag

Having served in the military and a commanding officer of Navy Seal Team ONE, I find it very disturbing that we have a candidate for the LPEA Board of Directors and currently one of the directors,...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

VALLEY IN BRIEF

Meeting set to resurrect Ignacio Historical Society The Ignacio Community Historical Society will meet at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 in the Ignacio Community Library Butch McClanahan Meeting...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Jimmy R. Newton Jr.

Ignacio resident Jimmy R. Newton Jr., chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango. Known as "JimBo" to his friends, he was...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

PRID board increases funding for beaver control

At their quarterly meeting on April 1, Pine River Irrigation District directors voted to double the district's annual contribution for control of beavers in irrigation ditches. The 2014 budget had...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Utes remember chairman

In an overflowing Sky Ute Casino Events Center, about 2,000 people gathered on Friday, April 4 to honor the short life of Jimmy Newton, Jr. He had an 11-year career as a tribal council member,...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Mercy set to open Bayfield clinic

Mercy Medical Center is continuing construction on its Bayfield clinic and is set to be open three days a week. "We're excited about the opportunity to be here," said Will McConnell, a...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield assails Alamosa, scores sweep

In addition to weathering a springtime San Luis Valley snowstorm, the Wolverines created enough heat last Saturday to score a crucial Intermountain League sweep at Alamosa's expense. Led by the arm...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Sports

Upper Pine receives $655,000 staffing grant

Upper Pine River Fire Protection District was notified by Sen. Mark Udall's office on April 3 that the district received a $650,000 grant to help hire more firefighters. The grant is from the...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Water supply concerns dominate regional seminar

With continuing population growth in Southwestern states and ongoing drought, water issues are becoming more and more about who has to cut back their use when there isn't enough to meet demand....

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Use marijuana tax money to fund statewide education

I'm curious as to how the State of Colorado reconciles recent school funding cuts with the also-recent increase in revenues from the legalization of marijuana.  According to a recent CBS news...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Pine River Senior Center Lunch Menu

Meals are served on Wednesdays and Fridays at noon. Call 884-5415 by 9 a.m. on the lunch day to sign up. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays (BYO food), Wednesdays, and Fridays....

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Columbine Ranger District gets temporary supervisor

Anthony Madrid, Jicarilla District Ranger for the Carson National Forest in New Mexico, is supposed to arrive April 7 to serve as acting Columbine District Ranger until summer. He will fill in...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: News