Melanie Brubaker Mazur

Position: Pine River Times

Prescribed burn east of Bayfield should improve forest health

The big plume of white smoke in eastern La Plata County might be unnerving for residents, but it’s part of controlling future wildfires, as well as improving big-game habitat. That’s the message...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield schools go into lockout for short time

An unknown person looking in windows at Bayfield High School on Friday morning prompted schools in the district to go on “lockout” for about 20 minutes. Bayfield Marshal Joe McIntyre said he was at...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife asking for public comment on raising license fees

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is testing the waters to see if hunters and anglers would be willing to pay double for their hunting licenses. About 20 people attending a budget meeting the agency...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Ignacio student takes silver in national competition

Ignacio Junior High School student Gabby Creason took a few conversations she had with a friend about sexual consent, and turned it into a survey and group discussions for a project that earned her...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Services to be held July 22 for Rollin Roth

Rollin Roth, a longtime patrolman for the Colorado Highway Patrol in Bayfield and former La Plata County commissioner, died June 4 at the Valley Inn in Mancos. He was 89 years old. Roth was known...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito gun store offers weapons, training

J.J. Rouanzoin believes his job is to help people protect themselves, their families and their homes, and to educate gun owners, as well as the occasional person who questions his affinity for...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Firefighters prepare for fire season

Local, state and federal agencies are coordinating efforts to make sure they’re all on the same page for firefighting season. And they’re hoping for a season similar to the last two more quiet...

DATE: June 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito Marina open for summer

Saturday, May 28, was the start of a three-day weekend and the unofficial kickoff of the summer season, and it brought a sigh of relief to the marina operator and business owners in Vallecito....

DATE: June 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield High to resurface track this summer

Hoping to avoid the fate of Durango High School, which can’t use its track this year because it’s falling apart, Bayfield school board members approved a contract April 5 to resurface the track...

DATE: April 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Westendorff announces re-election bid for county commissioner

La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff announced her re-election campaign Thursday on a three-town swing through the county. Starting at the Pine River Library in Bayfield, Westendorff...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio teen hitting big time in movie world

Now that Bird Red has a taste of professional acting under his belt as an extra, he wants to move onto speaking roles. And there’s no denying this composed 14-year-old from Ignacio might just do...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine files to dismiss wrongful death lawsuit in death of son, Dylan Redwine

Three years after his son Dylan Redwine’s disappearance, Mark Redwine has filed for dismissal of a lawsuit filed June 29 against him by his ex-wife, Elaine Hatfield Hall, for the wrongful death and...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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