Bayfield

Giant American flag can’t be missed near Bayfield

Travelers on U.S. Highway 160 between Durango and Bayfield might have noticed a new addition to the skyline this week: A 100-foot metal pole wielding an American flag about the size of two coach...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield canceled its Fourth of July parade, so residents organized their own

The town of Bayfield might have canceled its Fourth of July Parade, but town residents aren’t having it: A citizen-led effort to organize a parade has drawn about 600 followers on Facebook. The...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are we receptive to police reforms in Southwest Colorado?

On the corner of East 12th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, flowers, signs and memorabilia create a memorial for victims of police violence. The corner has seen marches, vigils and discussions...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield has highest census response rate in La Plata County

The Pine River Valley holds the best and the worst 2020 census response rates in La Plata County, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Coloradans are ahead of the national response rate, with...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield mourns passing of Jim Harrington, former town marshal

Jim Harrington, who died June 6, was a tall man – both literally and as a figure in the law enforcement community, town of Bayfield and La Plata County. “It seemed like at least a good head above...

DATE: June 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield residents say no to a mandatory face-mask order

A survey conducted by the town of Bayfield shows residents do not want a mandatory mask order to be issued by the town. Public health officials say face coverings reduce transmission of the...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield petition moves to ban Confederate flag from parades

A petition against the Confederate flag float that occasionally appears in Bayfield’s Fourth of July parade has gathered about 3,400 signatures of support ... and counting. Two Bayfield residents,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield hands out cleaners, PPE to local businesses

The Bayfield Colorado Area Chamber of Commerce distributed hard-to-find sanitation supplies to businesses Saturday at Bayfield Town Hall. Pine River Valley businesses of all types dropped by to...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Traffic delays expected Wednesday on U.S. Highway 160 near Bayfield

Motorists should expect slowdowns Wednesday and possibly Thursday on U.S. Highway 160 near Bayfield. The Colorado Department of Transportation will repair and replace a section of guardrail at the...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Bayfield town marshal dies after being struck by tree branch

A 72-year-old man died near Bayfield on Saturday after a branch fell from a tree and struck him. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Jim Harrington was at a gathering Saturday where friends...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Shares launches Victory Garden Campaign

Pine River Shares, a grassroots nonprofit serving the Pine River Valley, launched its Victory Garden Campaign on Monday, offering free garden kits to residents from Arboles to Vallecito. Some...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield takes wait-and-see approach on mask requirements

The Bayfield Board of Trustees supported waiting on a decision about whether a mandatory face-covering order is the right move for the town. Face coverings are one way to reduce transmission of the...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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