Melanie Brubaker Mazur

Position: Times Editor

Building a walkable community

To walk from downtown Ignacio up to the new schools and Pine River Community Learning Center in Candelaria Heights used to mean sharing a road with cars whizzing up the hill. Now, thanks to the...

DATE: July 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

A grand day for a grand country

It's a grand old Fourth of July in Bayfield, with plenty of small-town events for locals and visitors. Independence Day activities started with the Lions Club pancake breakfast, the 5K sponsored by...

DATE: July 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: News


With two fireworks shows, an art fair and a day full of festivities in downtown Bayfield, visitors and locals in the Pine River Valley have a chance to celebrate Independence Day several times this...

DATE: July 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Got jobs to fill? Need work?

Sometimes when you need a job, everything falls into place. That is what happened for Rhonda Kline, the owner of Integrity Workforce Connection, or IWC Worker Bees, which she opened this spring in...

DATE: July 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Dylan Redwine's mother files suit against ex-husband

Two years and two days after her son's partial remains were found on Middle Mountain, Elaine Hatfield Redwine filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her ex-husband, Mark Redwine.Hatfield filed the...

DATE: July 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Local bands battling to play at rally

How does a small, local band get a chance to perform in front of thousands of people? Saturday night's "Battle of the Bands" at the Billy Goat Saloon in Gem Village will do just that. "These are...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Bike rally preparations underway

Through many incarnations, the roar of motorcycles has arrived in Ignacio on Labor Day Weekend for the annual bike rally. Now the new owner of the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally hopes the roar of...

DATE: June 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Be ready for lightning

What's the biggest threat to Coloradoans' safety when spending time outdoors this summer? No, it's not mountain lions, bears, or even rattlesnakes. It's lightning. Lightning strikes kill an average...

DATE: June 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

NOAA promoting 'Weather-Ready Nation'

When a devastating F-5 tornado descended on Joplin, Mo. on May 25, 2011, it wasn't exactly a surprise. The National Weather Service had predicted a large storm four days prior, and there was a...

DATE: June 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Former postal contractor receives 5 years probation for mail theft

Stacey Jepson, a former janitorial contractor at the Bayfield Post Office, was sentenced to five years of probation on Monday, June 8, after she pleaded guilty in February to one count of mail...

DATE: June 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield girl heading to jr. high rodeo nationals in Iowa

Madison Story will have a great essay to write on "How I Spent My Summer Vacation." The Bayfield eighth-grade homeschooler has earned a position on the Colorado National Junior High Rodeo team and...

DATE: June 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield district may propose new elementary building

The Bayfield School District might ask voters to approve a new bond issue in 2016 for a second elementary school. The school would house third through fifth grade students on 40 acres the district...

DATE: May 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

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