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

Bayfield schools cancel in-person classes for remainder of school year

The Bayfield school board voted unanimously Tuesday to continue home-based learning for the rest of the school year. At least 22 Colorado school districts, with a total of 518,000 students, have...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-area graduates face uncertain future during global pandemic

Kim Cassels planned to leave for Peace Corps service in Zambia after graduating from Fort Lewis College. But then the coronavirus outbreak came. Now, she’s not sure what will happen. “I’m not...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As schools close, coronavirus highlights digital divide in Southwest Colorado

Following the lead of states across the nation, Colorado shuttered schools and businesses practically overnight. Workers were told to log in at home, and some can’t work at all. Colleges and...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As schools close, coronavirus highlights digital divide in Southwest Colorado

Following the lead of other states across the country, Colorado shuttered schools and businesses practically overnight. Workers were told to login at home, and some can’t work at all. Colleges and...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Bayfield trustee candidates prioritize recreation economy

Bayfield Board of Trustees candidates emphasized the local economy, recreation and activities for children in the weeks leading up to the April 7 municipal elections. Residents who live within town...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Bayfield trustee candidates prioritize recreation economy

Bayfield Board of Trustees candidates emphasized the local economy, recreation and activities for children in the weeks leading up to the April 7 municipal elections. Residents who live within town...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield schools plan to increase below-market wages, start with secretaries

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield school district is gradually increasing its employee salaries to market rates, and it is starting by giving a raise to its lowest-paid group: school secretaries. The...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Middle School principal resigns

Tod Lokey, Bayfield Middle School principal of five years, will leave the Bayfield School District in late June after resigning earlier this year. Amid the transition, Lokey said he and the middle...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio School District buys detectors to deter vaping

IGNACIO – The Ignacio School District will use vape detectors to deter students from vaping on school grounds. Staff members will install the devices, which look like a smoke detector, in...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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