Melanie Brubaker Mazur

Position: Times Editor

Support for swimming program requested

Bayfield and Ignacio schools are on the forefront of swimming education because all students receive swim lessons during school. Staff from SunUte Community Center came to the meeting of the...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

OzFest raises $7,000 for children battling cancer

In spite of a microburst of wind that knocked over tents Saturday and blew away the grill, OzFest rocked on. Saturday's second annual music festival in Joe Stephenson Park raised $6,800 for local...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Fire restrictions still in place

While this weekend's rain was welcome, it won't get Southwest Colorado out if its current drought. The San Juan National Forest re-opened on Thursday, while the U.S. Forest Service, La Plata...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Cortez plans July Fourth fireworks show; Farmington July 3

Folks who want to see fireworks this year will have to hit the highway for a roadtrip. Vallecito, Bayfield, Durango, Pagosa Springs, Mancos, and Silverton have postponed their shows this year,...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Ozfest set for this weekend

OzFest is coming for the second time to Bayfield to raise money for families battling pediatric cancer. Last year's event benefited Ozzie Goldman and is growing to help more families this year,...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Local agencies assist in 416 Fire

As wildfires rage in nearby communities, what does that mean for the Upper Pine and Los Pinos fire districts? "We're OK," said Tom Aurnhammer, chief of Los Pinos Fire Protection District. "We're a...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield marijuana sales will go before voters

Bayfield voters will decide in November on the issue of selling marijuana in town limits. The town board is set to hear staff recommendations on June 24 on what items should be covered in an...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Four fires burning on tribal lands

More than 100 firefighters are fighting four fires burning Tuesday on the Southern Ute Reservation, which they believe was started by a lightning storm on Monday afternoon. The largest, the...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Historic tie quilt returns to Bayfield

A 68-year-old quilt that was made in Bayfield in 1950 has returned home again. Members of the Pine River Valley Heritage Society are thrilled that an old tie quilt they believe was made here in...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield honors fallen at new veterans memorial

Honoring the many killed in action across the nation and from the Pine River Valley, American Legion Post 143 hosted its first Memorial Day services on Monday at the new veterans memorial in the...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio High School graduates proud Bobcats

Forty-seven beaming graduates crossed the stage on the Ignacio High School football field on Saturday to get their long-awaited diplomas. IHS teacher Tyson Wood, who gave the commencement address,...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Marijuana sales in Bayfield?

Sales of retail marijuana in Bayfield could bring in between $100,000 and $200,000 in extra tax revenues, with about $24,000 to $100,000 in increased costs for the town. Students from Fort Lewis...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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