Jessie O’Brien

Position: Special to the Pine River Times

Bayfield comes together to put on Mill Street block parties

The Thursday night Bayfield Block Parties started four years ago as a way to promote Bayfield businesses and bring a vibrant event to downtown. The block parties are such a hit that they continue...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

The many cemeteries of Ignacio

In a town of only 730 residents, it’s not that surprising there are more dead than living in Ignacio. What is surprising is the number of cemeteries where the dead reside. There are three: Ignacio...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Arts brings new events to Bayfield

Pine River Arts is a Pine River Library program that partners with art organizations to bring singing, acting, painting and performances to Bayfield. Now in its second year, new concerts, events...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

The long walk

Rain, sleet or snow, Bayfield resident Lisa Carnahan laces up her leather Merrell boots and walks errands from the bank to the post office to the library. Carnahan, 58, who is a patient service...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Elders impart wisdom

America is a youth-centered culture. Retirees can become obsolete. Old folks’ opinions are not valued, much less sought. “Never trust anyone over 30” was a phrase Robert Han Bishop, founder of the...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

How Durango and Bayfield see each other

It’s common for Bayfield construction workers to clean the dust off their throats with an after-work beer at the Billy Goat Saloon and moan about having to run errands in Durango. The 20-mile...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Fire board recall petition misses deadline

A petition to recall the five members of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District board was not turned in to the La Plata County Clerk and Recorder’s Office by its 4 p.m. deadline Monday. “I don’t...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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