Melanie Mazur

Position: Times Editor

Bayfield’s Coffee Merchant serves tea, coffee and snacks for hungry locals

For those who need an extra jolt of caffeine on their way to work, the Coffee Merchant is happy to oblige. Owner Penny Merchant opened her coffee truck in August, wheeling it around to farmers...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters in favor of request from Upper Pine River Fire

In addition to the mill levy increase requested by the Pine River Library District, there is one more ballot issue, 7A, for residents who live in the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District. In...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield voters saying no to library mill levy

Final unofficial results showed a no vote for the Pine River Library District’s request for a mill levy increase. With 4,728 votes tallied, 2,369 voters said no, at 50.1 percent, and 2,359 said...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield, Ignacio residents pray for rain, 416 Fire personnel

About 60 people and clergy gathered Sunday in Joe Stephenson Park to ask for rain and pray for safety for firefighters, pilots, other first responders and evacuees of the 416 Fire. Scott Kujath of...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire blows out of control on County Road 526

Once again, a fire to clear ditches on a local ranch blew out of control. Tuesday’s blaze burned about 20 acres on County Road 526, said Deputy Chief Roy Vreeland of the Upper Pine River Fire...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters retaining Hillyer for Bayfield School Board

Bayfield School Board, incumbent Daniele Hillyer retained her seat in Tuesday’s election and Peggy Whiteman captured the second seat. Hillyer received 839 votes, or 40 percent of votes cast,...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than 1,000 residents sign petitions asking county clerk’s office to remain open in Bayfield

More than 1,000 residents have signed a petition asking that the Bayfield office of the La Plata County Clerk be kept open. The La Plata County Commission, citing falling revenues from oil and gas...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bank of Colorado opens high-tech ATM in Bayfield

Need to chat with a bank teller early in the morning or on a Saturday? Bank of Colorado has a new automatic teller machine for that, and the newest one is now in Bayfield. At a grand opening on...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Bayfield Elementary getting an update

Compressing an elementary school remodel into two summers is the latest construction challenge for the Bayfield School District. “For all practical purposes, this will be a brand new school when...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield celebrates Independence Day

Pancakes, pie, a nationally-renowned runner, parade and lots of activities in Joe Stephenson Park rounded out Independence Day festivities in Bayfield. The celebration continued Tuesday night in...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Budget cuts, new tax ideas discussed at county meeting

The potential closing of the Bayfield annex of the La Plata County Clerk’s Office was the first topic of Tuesday night’s “On the Road” meeting of the La Plata County Commission in Ignacio. The...

DATE: April 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marshal, school district conducting training exercise Monday

If you see a lot of police cars and firetrucks at Bayfield High School on Monday morning, don’t panic. It’s a drill. Still, the event is important to help area first responders and the school...

DATE: April 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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