Bayfield student Kyra Wilson opens dog sled race with ‘Glamour’ magazine’s Woman of the Year

FOREST LAKES – La Plata County resident Kyra Wilson, 13, will participate in the opening of a 300-mile dog sled race later this month in Wyoming as a junior dog musher with world-class, legally...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield library helps residents achieve new year’s health resolutions

BAYFIELD – At the Pine River Library in Bayfield, patrons won’t just be learning about health from books this year: The library on Wednesday launched its first ever 2020 Health Initiative. The...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec man arrested on suspicion of stalking La Plata County women

Prosecutors have charged an Aztec man with stalking and harassment for allegedly following two, possibly three, women in Durango and Bayfield. Eli Garcia, 24, is suspected of following a woman in...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Libraries, education advocates tackle kindergarten preparedness

More than half of Colorado kids aren’t fully prepared when they enter kindergarten. The Early Childhood Council of La Plata County and local libraries want that to change. Starting this month, the...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Valley queues up events for January

Pine River Valley residents said they wanted more information about upcoming events in their areas. We listened. Here is a quick list of some of the most interesting programs and events starting...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Town Manager Chris La May resigns after eight years

Chris La May, who has been Bayfield town manager for more than eight years, has submitted his resignation. La May is leaving to take a position as north central regional manager with the Colorado...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kids give to kids in Pine River Shares food drive

BAYFIELD – Students collected almost 4,000 nonperishable food items for peers through the sixth annual Pine River Shares “Food, Friends and Fun” drive. During the drive, local businesses, community...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Medical spa offers safe skin care products for cancer patients

BAYFIELD – Sophie’s Aesthetics owner Sophie Owen watched her mother, Vickie Howard, struggle to find safe skin care products while battling Stage 4 breast cancer. Now, Owen helps her mother, and...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine fire mentorship builds path to public service

BAYFIELD – Upper Pine River Fire Protection District and Bayfield High School launched a mentor-based internship program to help seniors find a path to public service and agencies find new...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield fitness center brings holiday cheer to pups

Momentum 24/7 Fitness in Bayfield has the only Christmas tree in Bayfield dedicated to dogs at Annie’s Orphans shelter – and they’re using it to raise food and funds to support 60 dogs for one...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

One man brings recycling to the Pine River Valley

BAYFIELD – One man has single-handedly provided recycling services for the Pine River Valley since 2018, and now he is looking for ways to expand his services. Antwan Whitehead, owner of TDL...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield craft fair offers holiday shopping, chance to support nonprofits

During Frosty’s Craft Fair at Bayfield High School, community members can shop for the holidays while supporting nonprofits focused on cancer treatment, dance and food access. The craft fair, which...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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