Bayfield School District

Three approaches to in-person learning in Southwest Colorado

Nearly one month into the school year, La Plata County schools have seen some of their fears realized as coronavirus cases have cropped up and children have been quarantined. But their COVID-19...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family member tests positive for COVID-19 in Bayfield School District

A family member of students at Bayfield Primary School and Bayfield Intermediate School has tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Kevin Aten said the school district was notified about the...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

WalletHub ranks Ignacio favorably for equitable school spending

The Ignacio School District is one of the most equitable districts in Colorado when it comes to spending on students, according to WalletHub, a personal finance website. Equitable education means...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District OKs back-to-school plan

Bayfield students in grades six to 12 will go to school two days a week and will receive remote, online learning three days a week under a plan unanimously approved Tuesday by the school board....

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District delays start

Bayfield schools will open a week late, Aug. 24, but the exact manner of schooling during the coronavirus pandemic has yet to be determined. La Plata County school districts have been weighing...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield schools release plan for reopening

The Bayfield School District released a draft of its reopening plan for the first time Wednesday, a day after a school board meeting that drew 100 people and comments from almost 20 concerned...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Efforts to improve education in Southwest Colorado just became harder

Tigo Cruz wears a dusty green baseball cap with Mancos scrawled across the front and a button-down blue shirt untucked from khaki pants. He’s driving his big, black SUV down a gravelly dirt road...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic Bayfield barn damaged by car crash

A historic barn in Bayfield was damaged Wednesday after a driver went 100 feet off the road and crashed, suffering serious injuries. Upper Pine River Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supreme Court ruling a bright spot during tough times, says Durango LGBTQ supporter

In a historic 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled that employees could not be fired on the basis of their sexual or gender identity. The decision, a surprise to many observers of the conservative...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield closes key thoroughfare for six months after road collapse

Bayfield residents are about to see six months of detours after a section of road collapsed on Mountain View Drive, which connects a neighborhood and two schools to U.S. Highway 160. A culvert,...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What does Polis’ order closing schools mean for proms, commencements?

La Plata County’s three school districts were traveling down separate paths preparing for the possibility that in-school learning might return after Gov. Jared Polis’ order closing schools expired...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield, Ignacio students struggle with broadband access

Nikki Boling and her three children don’t have broadband access at their home near Bear Creek Canyon northeast of Bayfield. For them, and over 120 students in the Pine River Valley, online...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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