Bayfield

Town board elections go uncontested in Bayfield and Ignacio

Town board elections are a moot point this spring in Bayfield and Ignacio, where both boards had four open seats, and both boards had four candidates file for election. With no contested seats, the...

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

Bayfield residents voice opposition to legalizing marijuana

Not in Bayfield. That was the message people brought to a forum about retail or medical marijuana sales in Bayfield earlier this week. Citing a potential increase in crime and homelessness, a...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

SEMA Construction fined for worker’s death in Bayfield

A Colorado-based construction company found responsible for unsafe conditions at a Bayfield worksite that contributed to the death of a 23-year-old man in September has been ordered to pay $14,075...

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

Cooking with Michele kicks off Amazing Authors 2018 Tour

The Amazing Authors Tour, running in libraries in Bayfield, Cortez and Telluride in January, March and May, will be all about food in 2018. The first event of the tour will be a visit by Michele...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Marijuana sales coming to Bayfield?

In the past, proposals to sell marijuana within Bayfield town limits haven’t just been met with a “no.” It was more like: “heck, no.” This was because dozens of people would pack town board...

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

Bayfield woman lends helping hand to those in need in Durango

As the days grow shorter and the nights longer and colder, Durango’s homeless population struggles to stay warm. A report conducted by the National Alliance to End Homelessness found more than...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Pearl Harbor victims will be honored

For a small town, Bayfield paid a large price during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Three men who were graduates of Bayfield High School were killed on the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941. At...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man suspected of attempted robbery charged in District Court

A La Plata County man arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery who led police on a multi-hour pursuit north of Bayfield was charged Wednesday with multiple felonies. Michael Fisher Wilson, 20,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Parkway bridges open

The new bridges and paths that replaced two 86-year-old green bridges across the Pine River on Bayfield Parkway have opened. The town hopes these new replacements are in place “for a long time,”...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Town of Bayfield to open new twin bridges Tuesday

The town of Bayfield has completed work on the Twin Bridges on Bayfield Parkway. The road has been closed since March to allow construction of two new bridges. The town will hold a public grand...

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

County Clerk’s office in Bayfield will open doors every Thursday

The La Plata County Clerk’s office in Bayfield will remain open on Thursdays in 2018, La Plata County Clerk Tiffany Parker said this week. After the county commission announced plans to close the...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman found dead with self-inflicted gunshot wound

A Bayfield woman died earlier this week from what appears to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Jann Smith, La Plata County coroner. Jackie Nelson, 49, was found dead inside her house shortly...

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