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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

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

Library deserves our support

Remember encyclopedias? Growing up in Bayfield, the tiny library on Mill Street was a place to check out a book or look up something in the encyclopedia. Nineteen years ago, the voters supported a...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

We support Sean Smith for Sheriff

We were affected, as most were, with the 416 fire. It started about a mile from our home, and having just moved here from the Denver area in April, we were immediately concerned. We attended one...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Smith is a fair, qualified sheriff

I need to respond to Garrett Valencia's allegation that Sheriff Smith "promoted" his wife during the first year in office. (Times, Sept. 7, 2018) I was leaving the sheriff's office to move to...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Durango building its own migrant wall against homeless

By Tom Givón The recent debate among the Sheriff candidates (Durango Herald, Sept. 8-9) suggests a striking parallel between the national spate over illegal migrants and Durango's homeless debacle....

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Most fault road access to Village at Wolf Creek, others see economic potential

A majority of people who weighed in on the U.S. Forest Service granting the Village at Wolf Creek road access opposed the decision, citing many faults with the proposed resort atop Wolf Creek Pass....

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

BHS boys take 2nd at home invitational

At the Bayfield Cross Country Invitational Saturday, area teams had impressive showings, as the Durango High School girls team won with 20 points and had four out of the top-five finishers, while...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Game of the Year: Defending champion Bayfield visits Durango in Vallecito Bowl rivalry

The high school football teams from Bayfield and Durango have delivered a pair of classic games since the rivalry was renewed in 2016 after an 80-year hiatus. Friday night's matchup promises to...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Injury-plagued Ignacio football looks to improve to 3-1 Friday night

In order for the Ignacio High School football team to get back in the win column at 7 p.m. Friday night at Bobcat Stadium, many things have to happen, but priority No. 1 for the Bobcats is getting...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Harriers hosting Bayfield Invitational on Saturday

Discussing the type of route runners entered in the 2018 Bayfield Invitational will have to negotiate, BHS head coach Josh Walton stressed that his own boys' and girls' teams will have to "run a...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Prescribed burns planned for Pagosa Ranger District

The Pagosa Ranger District is planning to conduct several prescribed burns on U.S. Forest Service lands near Pagosa Springs. The burn units are located in the Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa, Fawn...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News