Melanie Brubaker Mazur

Position: Times Editor

Retired Bayfield fire chaplain, pastor dies

James Newman, the longtime pastor at First Baptist Church of Bayfield, died on Monday. He was a volunteer chaplain for the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District for 20 years, serving both...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield celebrates state football championship

Downtown Bayfield was awash in purple and gold on Wednesday as fans turned out to celebrate the state championship football team. It was a short but fun parade, featuring the Bayfield High School...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

SUCAP Head Start moves into new temporary home

Southern Ute Community Action Programs Head Start preschool has found a temporary home after asbestos was found in its old building. For the rest of the school year, Head Start’s three preschool...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Parkway bridges open

The new bridges and paths that replaced two 86-year-old green bridges across the Pine River on Bayfield Parkway have opened. The town hopes these new replacements are in place “for a long time,”...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield’s Tuning Fork Cafe celebrating 5th anniversary

Caring about food and music fills the lives of Tim and Kellie Lillyquist of Bayfield. Tired of commuting to chef and restaurant jobs in Durango, they opened the Tuning Fork Cafe five years ago on...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Vallecito, Ignacio businesses prepare for bikers for Labor Day

How do local businesses prepare for Labor Day weekend without a bike rally? This is not the first time the organized motorcycle rally in Ignacio has fallen by the wayside, to be replaced quickly...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

These pigs don’t need lipstick; they’re already fair worthy

For many youth, the La Plata County Fair is the culmination of six months to a year of work in raising their animal, then offering it for sale at the livestock auction or after the fair. For the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio library taps into high-speed internet funding

High-speed internet access is one of the goals of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance. So helping a local library provide that access to its users was an easy decision for the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sacred Space opens in Bayfield

Sacred Space, “a place of love, light and grace” opened this summer in downtown Bayfield. Owner Crystal Andasola has run the business for 13 years and has been conducting spiritual readings for...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Ignacio starts branding effort

The Town of Ignacio has hired Cypher and C+B Design of Denver to help create a branding effort, with funding from a state grant. A brand and logo “can help you tell your story as a community,”...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Creating, healing with art

What might be a misshapen piece of clay to one viewer is a treasured piece of art to a family member. And what looks like a summer art class might be creative therapy for a child with special needs...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Pine River All Stars defeat Durango at district Little League tournament

District Little League action is underway this weekend, with Cortez, Durango and Pine River playing for the area championship for 11- and 12-year-olds. The Pine River team defeated Durango 8-1 on...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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