Melanie Brubaker Mazur

Position: Times Editor

Moving students

Cameras and p.a. systems in buses, multiple sports and activities driving over mountain passes, and propane-powered vehicles? It can be a challenging time to run a school bus system. There are many...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

National Bank Holdings buys local bank

National Bank Holdings, the owner of Community Banks of Colorado, announced Jan. 30 it is purchasing Pine River Valley Bank for $14 million. Pine River was founded in Bayfield in 1977 and was the...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Got squirrel meat?

Squirrel, antelope, wild-caught tuna, and of course, plenty of elk, were served Saturday at the annual wild game potluck fundraiser for the Vallecito Conservation and Sporting Association. The...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Local coaches promote healthy weight loss

Pants fitting a little tight in 2015? Local diet and wellness coaches say they can help. Here is an overview of two programs offered by residents in the Pine River Valley. Take Shape for Life and...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

SunUte offers fitness assessments

As a procrastinator and generally lazy person, I can come up with excuses to avoid exercising pretty easily. But numbers don't lie. While conducting an interview at SunUte Community Center about...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Tournament of Roses parade is dream come true

"Want to go to the Rose Bowl parade?" my mother asked earlier last year. "Heck yeah!" was my response. My husband, who grew up in Southern California, and my sons went "meh." So I left them at home...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Volunteer offers to purchase biker rally

Ignacio Chamber of Commerce President Andrea Taylor announced Wednesday that Johnny Valdez, who has run the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally for three years on a volunteer basis, has signed a letter...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Getting healthy for the new year

It's the start of the new year, and local gyms are reporting brisk business. Continuing that new year's resolution for more than a few weeks or months, however, can be the tricky part. Trainers at...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Ready to ride

Considering Luke Mackey started riding horses when he was a few months old, it's probably not too surprising he's a national competitor in riding mini bulls at the age of 8. He will travel to...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Frost returns as tribal chairman

A familiar face has returned as chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and he is joined by two new younger members on the Tribal Council. Clement Frost was sworn in Monday as Tribal Chairman....

DATE: Dec. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Got Christmas?

No snow? That's OK, there are still plenty of local events to help you get in the Christmas spirit. Today through Sunday .Christmas in Vallecito Events all weekend long around the lake. FRIDAY,...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

BHS cheer, dance teams each take 4th at state

Three valley cheer and dance teams competed at the Colorado State Spirit Championships last weekend. A young Bayfield cheer team, competing for the first time in the co-ed division, took fourth...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

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