Carole McWilliams

Position: Times senior staff writer

Bayfield bridge replacement project starting

Initial work to replace the two old green bridges on Bayfield Parkway started on Monday. Traffic was reduced to one alternating lane Town Manager Chris La May discussed the issue with town...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

CR 510 subdivision gets preliminary approval

The La Plata County Commissioners gave preliminary plat approval Tuesday to the Cartier subdivision at 3989 County Road 510 in the Southeast Planning District. The subdivision is eight lots on 43...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield schools have lost $9.5 million from state

Bayfield School District administrators have started on the 2017-18 budget to make it fit with increasing student enrollment. Finance Director Amy Lyons told the school board on Feb. 28 that it...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Plans presented for new Bayfield school

Site work will start soon on a new Bayfield school for third through fifth grades. It will be on 40 acres across East Oak Drive from Bayfield Middle School. Around 40 district residents turned out...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Turning kids on to science at BES

Bayfield Elementary School had its second annual science fair Wednesday with 28 kindergarten through 4th graders participating. Participation was voluntary and open to any kids who wanted to do...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Town of Bayfield buying new holiday decorations

It might seem a long time away, but Bayfield will have new Christmas decorations for downtown light poles next winter. Tuesday night, town trustees approved spending $3,066 for the new decorations....

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Shares enters new phase

Pine River Shares, which organizes monthly community potlucks in Bayfield or Ignacio, has separated from La Plata Family Centers and is now operating under the umbrella of the Community Foundation...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Upper Pine obtains better fire insurance rating

As of May 1, property owners within the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District could pay less for insurance. That's because the district has secured a lower, meaning better, ISO rating that...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

What do residents want for recreation, trails in Bayfield?

Work is starting on a Bayfield parks, recreation, open space, and trails master plan. Amy Bell, principal landscape architect with Groundwork Studio in Albuquerque, was in town on Monday, Tuesday,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield in-town subdivision may be in works

For the past year or so, there's been concern that Bayfield is running out of approved lots for new homes. No new subdivisions have received final approval since around 2007, and after the housing...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Boys & Girls Club site in Bayfield discussed

Bayfield school officials have been talking with Boys & Girls Club representative Vaughn Morris about a facility just west of the new school for grades 3-5 that will be built just south of the mid...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Town Board: no moratorium on business applications

Four Bayfield town trustees opted Thursday evening not to impose a three-month moratorium on business use applications. It was a special meeting set for that purpose at their regular Feb. 7...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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