Carole McWilliams

Position: Times senior staff writer

Bayfield Town Board discusses snow removal

It's that time of year where snow in Bayfield is an actual possibility. That brings up issues, such as enforcing snow route declarations downtown and getting people to shovel their sidewalks, but...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

CR 510 subdivisions tied to LAPLAWD water

County planning commissioners have approved preliminary plats for two subdivisions on County Road 510. Hooking onto the La Plata/ Archuleta Water District (LAPLAWD) rural water system is a...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield holding public hearing for fire code updates

Bayfield town trustees gave first reading approval to update a whole group of construction codes and the fire code on Dec. 6. They set a public hearing and second reading for Dec. 20. Most of the...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio School Board OKs higher bond taxes

Ignacio School District's assessed valuation for 2017 is down almost 40 percent because of oil and gas, Superintendent Rocco Fuschetto advised the school board Monday night. So the mill levy to...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

County seeks bids for multi-event center plan

La Plata County Commissioners have talked about moving the County Fairgrounds from its current location since the early 1990s, including consideration of Ewing Mesa off of Highway 3. In a Back to...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Art, food, music provide Taste of Christmas

Area residents gathered at the ELHI Community Center in downtown Ignacio on Dec. 2 for the annual Taste of Christmas celebration. Members of the Big Bad Bobcat Band played outside to welcome...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

County comp plan examines public safety

County Planning Commissioners reviewed the draft update for the public safety chapter of the county comprehensive plan on Dec. 1. "This document was put together almost four weeks ago" and...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Teen services librarian wins state award

Becky VanDenBerg definitely doesn't fit any traditional image of a quiet, somber, reserved librarian. She has magenta and gold streaks in her hair. Her small office is cluttered with colorful...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield looks at updated construction, fire codes

Bayfield town trustees will have first reading of a whole group of updated construction and fire codes on Dec. 6. Town Manager Chris La May, contract building inspector Mike Shave, and Upper Pine...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Lewis Mercantile now carrying Carhartt clothing

Lewis True Value Hardware in Bayfield, commonly known as Lewis Merc, is now carrying Carhartt work and outdoor clothing for men and women. Seasonal Manager Beth Sower and colleague Alma Evans were...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Standards-based grading completing first semester

Ignacio Middle School is nearing the end of its first semester of standards-based grading, a different way of reporting how students are learning. At IMS, it also governs weekly student eligibility...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio raising sewer, water rates

Ignacio town trustees have approved higher sewer and water rates to cover price increases from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. The significant increase, 8.7 percent, is with sewer rates. Trustees...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

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