Position: Times senior staff writer

Cowboy artist, songwriter releases second graphic story

Cowboy artist, songwriter and musician Chris Vandeleur has published the first installment of what he says will be an ongoing graphic story series. It's called The Jackalope Hunters. He had copies...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Hillerman speaks at Bayfield library

Quite a few locals are die-hard fans of the late Tony Hillerman's mysteries set on the Navajo Reservation and featuring Navajo Police officers Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. There was fear that the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

County proposes land use code updates

County planning officials are refining proposed updates to the land use code while a new code is being written. "This is a significant amendment that we're reviewing with you based on comments...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

No legal pot, Ignacio embezzlement, school bond top list of 2016 local news

Things tend to be rather quiet on the east side of La Plata County, and most of us like it that way, but there were some 2016 news items with considerable impact in Ignacio, Bayfield, and rural...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield board ranks priorities for 2017

Bayfield town trustees started off 2017 Tuesday night by prioritizing a list of projects and goals for the year. Their top pick was to update the town's 2005 comprehensive plan and the land use...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Bridge replacement could happen in 2017

Bayfield town officials have talked about replacing the old green bridges on Bayfield Parkway since 2011. It might actually happen in 2017. Town Manager Chris La May announced at the Dec. 20 town...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio trustees set 2017 budget

Ignacio town trustees have approved a total $3.6 million budget for 2017. It reflects sewer and water rate increases approved in November. In his budget message, Interim Town Manager Mark Garcia...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Town of Ignacio buys old slaughterhouse property

Ignacio town trustees voted on Dec. 7 to buy the old Shur Valu slaughterhouse property on County Road 320B from the Ignacio Community Church. "We offered $115,000. They thought that was too low,"...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Towns joining Homes Fund

Availability of homes that working class residents can afford is an ongoing issue in La Plata County. Bayfield and Ignacio town trustees are adjusting to the switch to the La Plata Homes Fund as...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

BHS winter concert impresses crowd at Performing Arts Center

Most of the audience seats were filled on Dec. 15 in the Bayfield High School Performing Arts Center for the winter concert by the BHS choirs, jazz band and concert band conducted by band and choir...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio Town Board recognized for promoting youth assets

Celebrating Healthy Communities Director Pat Senecal presented a Making a Difference Award plaque to Ignacio Mayor Stella Cox on Dec. 7, recognizing the town board and staff for promoting youth...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield school bonds sold last week

Bayfield School District closed on its sale of $28.7 million worth of bonds on Dec. 15, and proceeds have been deposited in Bayfield's two banks, District Finance Director Amy Lyons told the Times...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: News