Melanie Brubaker Mazur

Position: Pine River Times Editor

Los Pinos Fire wants to advertise for new chief in March

Candidates who are interested in becoming chief of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District won’t apply for the position while turmoil is roiling the district. That was the message Tuesday night from...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New children’s book addresses depression

A story about a friendly tortoise who likes to dress up and decorate her shell sounds like a cute children’s book, right? “The Tortoise and the Flair” is that, but it also dives into a deeper...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Ignacio Middle School scores improve in reading, math

Ignacio Middle School is celebrating a quiet victory in the middle of the school year. The school’s state CMAS scores in math and English in 2018 made significant improvements over 2017. “This...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wedding expo to be held Saturday

Whether a wedding date is two weeks away or two years in the future, the Two Hearts Wedding Expo brings together dozens of local exhibitors under one roof. Floral Expressions of Bayfield and...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Town of Bayfield to raise water, sewer rates

Bayfield town trustees have unanimously voted to raise monthly water and sewer rates, each by 10 percent. Water rates will go up beginning in January, and sewer rates will go up beginning in May....

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petitions being circulated to recall Los Pinos Fire board members

Members of a committee to recall all five board members of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District have held four public meetings this week in Ignacio and Arboles to inform residents of their...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recall petitions circulating against Los Pinos Fire board

The Los Pinos Fire Protection District has brought back Larry Behrens as its acting volunteer interim fire chief as the district’s board conducts a search for a new chief and deputy chief. In the...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire damages Bayfield home, re-ignites after initial suppression

A fire destroyed part of a home on Los Pinos Drive on Tuesday in Bayfield, then briefly came back to life on Wednesday morning. The fire started outside the home on Tuesday afternoon, torching the...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio is set for Taste of Christmas Dec. 7

Ignacio’s Taste of Christmas starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday, with a parade starting at Ignacio High School, coordinated by the Boys and Girls Club of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. The parade will be...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Healthy food options in Gem Village, one night a week

On a weeknight in Bayfield, options for picking up dinner and heading home can be a little, well, limited. Several restaurants in town are open only for breakfast and lunch and close in the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Bayfield Heritage Days set for next weekend

Bayfield Heritage Days celebrates the changing of the seasons and the return of area sheep herds from the high country above Lemon Reservoir. All are welcome to two days of events next weekend. ...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield marijuana sales will be on November ballot

Voters in the town of Bayfield will decide in November if they want to lift the ban on selling medical and recreational marijuana within town limits. It will be the first local vote on the ban. ...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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