Position: Pine River Times Editor

Bayfield Middle School evacuated Thursday morning for bomb scare

Bayfield Middle School was evacuated Thursday morning for a student who brought a spool of wire and a 9-volt battery to school and was calling it a bomb. The boy told students that if they told...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck driver hits power pole, knocks out electricity in Bayfield

A Denver truck driver is suspected of hitting a power pole Thursday on Commerce Drive in Bayfield, then driving away before being stopped by the Colorado State Patrol. The driver, Vladimir...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield petition to keep motor vehicle office open goes to La Plata County Commission

A petition signed by more than 1,600 people was presented to the La Plata County Commission on Tuesday morning – it asks to keep the county clerk’s motor vehicle registration office open in...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheep trailing, Heritage Days to be held this weekend in Bayfield

For 18 years, Bayfield has celebrated autumn and harvest-time with its Heritage Days and Sheep Trailing event. The Heritage Days kickoff event will be held at the South Street Gym on Friday. Doors...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents protest closure of Motor Vehicle office in Bayfield

Many residents of Bayfield and Ignacio are not happy the county clerk’s Bayfield Motor Vehicle branch office is closing and are circulating petitions to keep it open. “It’s disappointing,” said...

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

2 teens, 1 adult arrested in Bayfield home burglary

A 16-year-old girl requesting help with a stalled vehicle was allegedly a front for two acquaintances to break into a home on Bayfield Parkway on Saturday, according to the Bayfield Marshal’s...

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

State education department holds meeting in Ignacio

About 30 educators, administrators and parents gathered Monday night in Ignacio with the Colorado Department of Education to discuss ways to attract young people to work in education. The meeting...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empty WWII bomb donated to museum after Bayfield woman finds it on property

The Pine River Heritage Museum has received an explosive gift. Well, not really. It’s actually empty. Monica Smith found the World War II-era bomb when she was cleaning up her 17-acre property this...

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friends, family of Dylan Redwine relieved that father arrested in connection with his death

Elaine Hall, the mother of Dylan Redwine, is tired, happy, confused and missing her son. “It’s been a long day,” Hall said Saturday afternoon, hours after she had learned about the arrest of her...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Bayfield man dies in camper explosion

A former Bayfield resident died Monday after a propane explosion in his camper in Zeeland, North Dakota. Bert Jerry Monger, Jr. died later in the hospital of burn and injuries suffered during the...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health conducts exercise to distribute medicine

If an outbreak of a respiratory infection affected Southwest Colorado, how would officials in this isolated area of the state receive and distribute medications to treat or prevent it? That was the...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman dies after being struck by pickup

A 76-year-old Bayfield woman has died of injuries suffered Saturday when she was struck by a vehicle at the Giant Conoco, 650 S. Buck Highway (County Road 521). Linda Allenbaugh was going into the...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News