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Here's what we do right

Carole's column last week about dressing smartly - Pine River Valley style - cracked me up. So maybe it's time for some more light reading for spring break. I think it could be time for some atta...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

PRID board opposes possible ballot initiatives

Pine River Irrigation directors approved a resolution at their quarterly meeting Tuesday opposing a possible state ballot initiative to put "Public Trust Doctrine" in the state constitution. Dam...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Firefighters test skills

Upper Pine firefighters were in the midst of mandatory annual skills tests this week. Shown here in the vacant lot across the street from the fire administration building Monday afternoon, they are...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Need a desert fix? Here's an easy daytrip

It's time for another of my periodic staycation day trip getaways. Every year starting in very early January, I get desert fever. Generally this means Moab. But that really requires a good three...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Utes mourn loss of leader

Southern Ute Tribal Chairman Jimmy Newton Jr. died Monday night after an extended illness, the tribe announced Tuesday. Newton, who took over as chairman in December 2011 after serving as a tribal...

DATE: April 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Most incumbents re-elected to town boards

Bayfield and Ignacio will see new faces on their town boards at the next meeting. In Bayfield, turnout was light, with fewer than 10 percent of more than 1,700 registered voters - 144 people -...

DATE: April 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Marshal's Office buys surplus equipment

From backpacks to a big dump truck and a Humvee, the Bayfield Marshal's Office has an assortment of new equipment courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense excess property program. "It's free, at...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

7 Ignacio trustee candidates compete for 4 seats

Four incumbents and three challengers are competing for four Ignacio Town Board seats. The election is Tuesday, April 1 at town hall. Candidates are incumbents Tom Atencio, Cecilia Robbins, Dixie...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

RARE TRIPLETS ARRIVE!

This set of triplets was born at John and Diana McGeeney's place southwest of Bayfield on March 16.  Odds for triplets calves are 1 in 700,000. The calves, two heifers and one bull, are doing well,...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Business owner's death ruled suicide

The death of Gregg Cuthbert, owner of Four Corners Framed Art in Gem Village, has been ruled as a suicide by the La Plata County Coroner. Sheriff's deputies did a welfare check on March 12 in the...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Americans with guns are more responsible than government

Do you believe the American government wants its citizens to own guns? How about the United Nations, do they want the American people armed? The government and the national media are always trying...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Times doesn't divide community

Really Brad Devader? Melanie Mazur is divisive? (Times, March 21, 2014) I would hardly call Melanie divisive. She and Carole bring us the local news every week. Mel prints two columnists in the...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Opinion