Jessie O’Brien

Position: Special to the Times

Ramos family persists after husband, father deported

It’s been almost a year since Bayfield business owner and family man Edin Ramos was deported in May 2018 to his home country of Honduras, where he fled 15 years ago due to violence and political...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Forest Lakes Metro District hires new manager

On March 22 at 10 a.m., about 20 Forest Lakes residents attended a public meeting to select a new manager for the Forest Lakes Metro District, a special district that maintains the water, sewer,...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield looks at district plan

The La Plata County Planning Commission recently held an open house to receive input from the Bayfield community on a new district plan. The purpose of the meeting was to create a wish list that...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio’s ELHI building in need of major renovations in the future

Ignacio’s ELHI Community Center , a nonprofit that supports other nonprofits, launched only four years ago, and in that time, the organization has undoubtedly brought a vibrancy to the community. ...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield grows at a sustainable pace

Bayfield is one of the fastest growing areas in the Southwest, but the growth has been manageable. “We’ve grown at a pace that is sustainable – it isn’t exorbitant,” said Bayfield Town Manager...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio schools superintendent: Test scores do not represent the full picture

The Ignacio School District has been ranked near the bottom of state assessments over the past decade due to test scores. But Superintendent Rocco Fuschetto said state tests do not consider Native...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Couple threatened at book-signing respond with compassion

At a March 9 book-signing at The Pine River Library, Rev. Alaric and Andrew Hutchinson, a married couple who own and operate The Zen Cowboy , were threatened by two individuals who said they will...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio rebrands to recognize history and growing diversity

In early 2018, the town, Chamber of Commerce, Ignacio Community Library and community members came together to rebrand Ignacio and select new wayfinding signage. The group settled on the tagline...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Pediatric Partner’s Bayfield clinic brings child care services closer to home

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest opened a clinic in Bayfield on Nov. 12. The new location provides child care closer to home for the Bayfield, Ignacio and Pagosa Springs communities. Pediatric...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio Early Learning Program offers much-needed preschool services

Walking into the new Ignacio Early Learning Program is like entering a miniature world where everything is knee-high and comes with nap time and a snack. Its residents are bed-head, fresh-face...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio community members launch first LGBTQ+ organization in the area

While many are becoming more accepting of the LGBTQ+ community, youth suicide rates are around three to six times more likely to occur with those who identify as a sexual minority. This is one of...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio police chief: New student resource officer a ‘major deterrent’

At the beginning of the school year, a school resource officer, 20-year veteran officer Preston Rea, was designated to patrol Ignacio schools. Ignacio Police Chief Kirk Phillips said there hasn’t...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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