Position: Times senior staff writer

PRID board opposes possible ballot initiatives

Pine River Irrigation directors approved a resolution at their quarterly meeting Tuesday opposing a possible state ballot initiative to put "Public Trust Doctrine" in the state constitution. Dam...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Spring wind season has arrived; fire danger increases

High winds hit the area late Sunday afternoon and again on Tuesday, increasing the risk of wildfires and filling the sky with dust haze. Upper Pine Fire got two calls minutes apart Sunday - one on...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio housing issues discussed with county commissioners

Lack of housing in Ignacio was among the issues town trustees discussed with the La Plata County Commissioners at a March 13 dinner meeting at the casino. Commissioner Julie Westendorff, a real...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio school board debates superintendent pay raise

Ignacio School Superintendent Rocco Fuschetto's contract with the district has included an annual $5,000 pay raise. At the March 18 board meeting, his contract wasn't in question, but the $5,000...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

7 Ignacio trustee candidates compete for 4 seats

Four incumbents and three challengers are competing for four Ignacio Town Board seats. The election is Tuesday, April 1 at town hall. Candidates are incumbents Tom Atencio, Cecilia Robbins, Dixie...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield Marshal's Office buys surplus equipment

From backpacks to a big dump truck and a Humvee, the Bayfield Marshal's Office has an assortment of new equipment courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense excess property program. "It's free, at...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

4 locals arrested in $450,000 methamphetamine bust

Four Bayfield area residents were among 14 people arrested over the last 45 days as part of an ongoing methamphetamine investigation by the Southwest Drug Task Force and the federal Drug...

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

4 vie for seats on Bayfield Town Board

Four people are competing for three seats on the Bayfield Town Board. The election is April 1, with voting at town hall. Candidates are incumbent Michelle Nelson and newcomers Matthew Salka, J.J....

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio manager pushing workforce housing progress

"I think we're gaining momentum," Ignacio Town Manager Lee San Miguel told town trustees on March 11 about the on-going effort to address the shortage of workforce housing. He reported he's been...

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio stoplight plans advancing

Ignacio's downtown stoplight project is moving ahead quickly. Town Manager Lee San Miguel reported to the town board Tuesday night that he met recently with the two Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield says no to use of town logo on private solicitation

Bayfield town trustees don't want the town's logo to be used in a private business offering. On March 4, Town Manager Chris La May relayed a request from a company, Service Line Warranties of...

DATE: March 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Region 9 offers partnership on Bayfield economic development plan

The Region 9 Economic Development District wants to help Bayfield ramp up long-stalled economic development efforts by creating a town vision for itself. Region 9 Assistant Director Laura Lewis...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: News