Position: Times senior staff writer

Regional broadband plan released

Faster and higher capacity broadband service has been an ongoing goal in Southwest Colorado, and has been cited as a requirement for rural economic development. The Southwest Colorado Regional...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Proposed storage business raises concerns

Storage units and a metal shipping container lot in the middle of the Bayfield Center Business Park? Maybe not. Town Manager Chris La May advised trustees of that pending proposal Tuesday night. It...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Town of Bayfield OKs contract to replace bridges

After several years of planning, complications, and increasing costs, Bayfield Town Trustees have approved a contract to replace the two old green bridges on Bayfield Parkway. Tuesday night they...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

BMS 8th graders getting an Epic Day

Bayfield Middle School is planning an Epic Day for its eighth-grade students on Thursday, Feb. 9. It will be all-day activities under what's called the Heroes Project, Principal Tod Lokey said....

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

BHS students rate their school well

Bayfield High School students have generally positive views of their school experience, according to a Student Perception Survey given in fall 2016. Principal Leon Hanhardt presented survey results...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Schools aim to stop bullying

Bullying isn't normal kid behavior, and being bullied isn't a normal rite of passage, Bayfield Elementary/ Primary School counselors Jackie Juliana (grades K-2) and Rob Stafford (grades 3-5) told...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Teach kids to say something before tragedy happens, parents told

Parents and lots of fidgety children filled the Bayfield High School cafetorium Monday night for presentations about an assortment of youth safety issues. Also present were local law enforcement,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

County assessor addresses PRID shareholders

Owners of agricultural land could see a change in how their property is assessed for taxes, County Assessor Craig Larson told shareholders at the Pine River Irrigation District annual meeting on...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio sewer rate dispute continues

The Town of Ignacio's issues with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe's charges for sewage treatment are continuing in the new year. Interim Town Manager Mark Garcia told the town board on Jan. 18 that...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Heart clinic now open in Bayfield

There was a long time when Bayfield had no medical doctor. Now the town has a heart clinic, an outreach of San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. The clinic opened last month in the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield trustees review budget futures

Bayfield town trustees got a look Tuesday evening at future budget scenarios stretching to 2028 and beyond. Town Manager Chris La May presented budget prospects for the transportation and street...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

County dogged by declining revenue

La Plata County's 2017 budget reflects ongoing struggles from declining oil and gas property tax revenue. In their 2017 budget message, County Manager Joe Kerby and Finance Director Diane Sorensen...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: News