Melanie Brubaker Mazur

Position: Pine River Times

Residents advise Parks and Wildlife on its future

Finding a secure, sustained funding source for Colorado Parks and Wildlife emerged as the top priority among 45 members of the public who jammed a workshop in Durango on Wednesday to give input on...

DATE: March 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clement Frost returns as tribal chairman

A familiar face has returned as chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and he is joined by two new younger members on the Tribal Council. Clement Frost was sworn in Monday as tribal chairman....

DATE: Dec. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

This Bayfield girl receives ‘Duck’ call

Aria Crane received an unexpected phone call Thursday. Jase Robertson of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” called to tell the 12-year-old Bayfield girl hello, and he discussed his family’s famous facial hair...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marine vet turns to fighting cancer

Anybody who knows Denise Hess agrees she’s a fighter. The mother of three in Bayfield is known for being a relentless advocate in the search for her friend’s son, Dylan Redwine. Even after part of...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gem Village festival gets thumbs-up from artisans

GEM VILLAGE – OK, even a Pine River Valley resident will admit it – “Gem Village” and “art festival” are not exactly synonymous. But that’s exactly where a big art festival took place Saturday. The...

DATE: July 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s lieutenant governor promotes reading in Bayfield

Colorado students who have mastered reading by third grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school than those who don’t. Statewide, 16,000 third-graders – every year – are not...

DATE: May 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute leader honored for influence on so many

IGNACIO – In an overflowing Sky Ute Casino Resort Events Center about 2,000 people gathered Friday to honor the short life of Jimmy Newton Jr. Newton, 37, had an 11-year career as a tribal council...

DATE: April 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

For readers, a most attentive audience

Every Monday afternoon, a four-legged friend enters Bayfield Elementary School. He or she is from a group of dogs selected from the La Plata County Humane Society for their patience and...

DATE: March 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small-town lawyer is next city attorney

The longtime attorney for the towns of Bayfield and Ignacio is leaving for the big city. Sort of. Durango City Council announced last week it had hired Dirk Nelson as the next city attorney. Nelson...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield library gets top honor

When Amy Dodson and her small staff members at Pine River Library decided to apply for Library Journal’s annual award for Best Small Library in America, they thought they were doing it for the...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

From Bayfield to Pagosa Springs: Marley’s 40-mile journey

Marley is one well-traveled collie. She got out of her downtown Bayfield yard on Jan. 9 when a gate didn’t shut properly. She’s always been skittish of other people, and owner Missy Sarnow thinks...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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