Carole McWilliams

Position: Times senior staff writer

Not just a big city problem

Opioid painkiller and/ or heroin addiction and overdoses aren't just happening some place else. They are in the Bayfield area too. A local family was devastated last month when their 31-year-old...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

County Clerk's Bayfield office could close next year

Bayfield might lose the La Plata County Clerk's annex in Bayfield Town Hall next year as part of county budget cuts. Town Manager Chris La May reported to town trustees on March 21, "Tiffany Lee...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Vallecito boat inspections need funding

Boating access at Vallecito and other Colorado lakes might be threatened by state budget issues. Jim Schank from the Vallecito Sporting and Conservation Association told the Times, "There's no...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Parkway closed for bridge replacement project

As promised, Bayfield Parkway was closed Monday morning at the two old green bridges. A big trackhoe was ripping up material from the south side of the road and lifting it into a dump truck to be...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Town approves Clover Meadows sketch plan

Bayfield town trustees approved the sketch plan Tuesday for new home development in the Clover Meadows neighborhood. They had a far larger audience than usual for a town board meeting. Traffic,...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio town branding effort starts

Ignacio's town branding and marketing effort has started. Consultant Kristin Cypher has been meeting with community stakeholders, Interim Town Manager Mark Garcia told the town board on March 15....

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

New subdivision starts review process in Bayfield

Several Clover Meadows residents raised concerns to Bayfield planning commissioners Tuesday evening about proposed fill-out development of the subdivision. Traffic and safety of kids walking to the...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

BHS principal wants to expand ag classes

Agriculture-related classes are proving popular at Bayfield High School in their first year being offered. BHS Principal Leon Hanhardt told the school board on Feb. 28 that there are seven ag...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

School board gets updated construction plans

Bright color combinations were on display Tuesday night for the Bayfield School Board as part of moving forward to build a new school for grades 3-5 and do extensive remodeling and additions at the...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Task force focusing on educating gifted students

Gifted and talented students can get short shrift in small rural school districts with limited staff, especially with mandates to address needs of struggling students. In spring 2016, several...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio trustees approve backflow, snow route ordinances

Ignacio businesses and multi-family housing units are now required to install backflow prevention devices on their water service line, if they don't already have it. It's to avoid a possible source...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

House burns near Tiffany

Fire destroyed a house near Tiffany Monday night. Los Pinos Fire Chief Tom Aurnhammer told the Times that they got the call at 7:26 p.m. Monday and arrived to find the house at 2947 CR 321 fully...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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