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Fire burning near Chimney Rock

A fire has started by Chimney Rock and is visible from Bayfield, but local crews have not been called to the site. The Horse Fire is a lightning-started fire, burning in the Horse Creek drainage,...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Primary School open for learning

With the flutter of a purple ribbon, Bayfield Primary School opened Monday night for kindergarten through second-grade students. On Tuesday, approximately 105 kindergartners, 107 first-graders and...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Camper rescued from backcountry near Lemon Reservoir

A man experiencing medical complications, possibly high-altitude sickness, was rescued by helicopter Monday evening near Lemon Reservoir. The outfitter set up camp in the Young's Canyon area, on...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Righteous anger: Wolverines devastate 5A Farmington, 54-13

Looking ahead to his team's Aug. 31 trip to Blanding, Utah, Gary Heide exhorted his Bayfield bunch to "go in there with the same chip on your shoulder" as they did on the 24th entering Farmington's...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Volleycats start off season with split

Getting their 2018 schedule underway, the IHS varsity volleyball team traveled to Del Norte on Saturday, Aug. 25, for a non-league triangular, and returned with a notch in both the win and loss...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Wolverine runners hot-foot it at season-opening Stampede

Facing as many State hopefuls as possible, Bayfield Cross Country invaded Colorado Springs this past Friday, Aug. 24, to compete at the season-opening Cheyenne Mountain Stampede. Getting an advance...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Repairs force drainage of Groundhog Reservoir; no bag limit on fish

Malfunctioning dam equipment discovered this week at Groundhog Reservoir has forced Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. to begin draining the lake in order to make repairs, officials report. As a...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Connecticut man dies Saturday on Vallecito Creek Trail

A Norfolk, Connecticut, man died from a suspected heart attack late Saturday afternoon on Vallecito Creek Trail. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith identified the man as Harold Amyotte, 55. Amyotte...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

News in brief

Outreach event to be held for veterans Southern Ute Veterans Association, with La Plata County Veterans Service Officer Richard S. Schleeter, will hold an outreach event for veterans from 9 a.m. to...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Intermediate School is ready for students

Along with new backpacks and new shoes, students at Bayfield Intermediate School will have a new school on Tuesday. Bayfield Elementary also has been renovated to house kindergarten through second...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bobcats ready to take field Saturday

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Teen, children programs returning to library

Children's programming returns to the Pine River Library after a break for the summer holiday. Children's Services Manager Kate Brunner and Youth Services Manager Becky Van Den Berg have planned a...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News