Bayfield

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

Bayfield author writes about ravages of wildfire, flu in 1918 Minnesota

Fires, illness, conflicts in foreign lands and distrust of immigrants. Has the United States changed that much between 1918 and 2018? Not really, says Curt Brown, the author of “Minnesota 1918:...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Town Board to approve ballot language for retail pot sales

If marijuana sales are approved by Bayfield voters in November, retail operations would pay an annual fee of $3,000 and charge a transaction fee on each sale. That fee hasn’t been set yet but would...

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

Got zucchini?

Zucchini season means it’s time to carve, decorate, weigh, slingshot, and yes, even eat, that prolific squash. On Saturday, the Pine River Library held its fourth annual Zucchini Extravaganza, held...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Tree on fire sends up column of smoke near Bayfield

A tree on fire put up a column of smoke Friday afternoon in the Bayfield area. The lightning-caused fire was reported about 4 p.m. near a water tank, said Bruce Evans, chief of the Upper Pine River...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Library asking for a tax increase this November

The board of directors of the Pine River Public Library District voted this week to ask residents in the district to approve a tax increase. The district hasn’t asked for a mill levy increase since...

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

Pine River Library to host Zucchini Extravaganza

If you’ve got a hankering for courgettes, then Bayfield is the place to be this weekend. In addition to the 2018 Tour de Farms, the town is hosting the fourth annual Zucchini Extravaganza. At the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Bayfield woman dies from gunshot wound

A 64-year-old Bayfield woman was found dead Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Tove Westwood was found by family members around 9:20 a.m. at her...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Inaugural brewfest to be held in Bayfield this weekend

The inaugural Pine River Brewfest, with live music, beer, barbecue and kids events will be held this weekend in Bayfield. The festival be held from noon to 7:30 p.m. and is a fundraiser for the Be...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alert Traffic Control earns statewide honors

Earning top safety awards in a dangerous business isn’t easy. Alert Traffic Control of Bayfield is one of nine companies in Colorado recently honored for doing just that. On June 27, owner Susan...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Library District may ask voters to increase property taxes

The Pine River Public Library District faces a potential $200,000 shortfall in 2019, which may mean district voters will be asked to increase property taxes. The library board has used the...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

No fireworks, but Fourth still shines in Bayfield

There will be no fireworks show, but Independence Day revelers still jammed into downtown Bayfield on Wednesday for the town’s annual events. A large crowd filled Mill Street for the parade, and...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News