High-density developments sought in unincorporated La Plata County

Some developers in the unincorporated parts of La Plata County are seeking higher-density developments. At least that’s the takeaway from a handful of La Plata County properties that had their...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wounded veteran honored with house in Bayfield

BAYFIELD – When veteran Matthew Slaydon and his wife, Annette, stepped into their halfway-built smart home Wednesday, they were beaming and somewhat teary-eyed as 50 community members welcomed them...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire starts in HD Mountains, southeast of Bayfield

Air tankers, helicopters and ground crews responded Tuesday to a wildfire in the southern HD Mountains, southeast of Bayfield. The Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center posted to social media...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gary Sinise Foundation donates smart home to veteran in Bayfield

The Gary Sinise Foundation is holding a “Walls of Honor” event Wednesday in Bayfield to mark the halfway point in the process of donating a smart home to veteran Matthew Slaydon. The Gary Sinise...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Town Board throws support behind library mill levy increase

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield Town Board voted unanimously Tuesday to support the Pine River Library’s mill levy increase on the November ballot. Declining oil and gas property tax revenues have taken a...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield to harvest fruit for food justice and bear safety

Pine River Valley residents will get their fill of fruit Saturday during Bayfield’s first ever Fruit Community Harvest. The event features quintessential autumn activities, like tree gleaning,...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man accused of having child pornography is arrested

A Bayfield man accused of sexual exploitation of a child is being held in the La Plata County Jail on $25,000 bail as prosecutors determine whether to file formal charges. Durango police detective...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield might raise rates to provide bear-resistant trash cans

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield Board of Trustees might switch the entire town over to bear-resistant trash cans, but it will take a rate increase to do so. If approved, the rate increase would add $1.49...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado company faces fines for construction site violations

A Colorado-based construction company likely faces fines for serious violations at a work site near Bayfield, according to state officials. “This is a serious offense,” said Kelly Morgan, an...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

International film festival comes to Bayfield

Bayfield joins cities around the world as residents enjoy a night of Oscar-qualifying short films during the 22nd annual Manhattan Short Film Festival screening Sunday. The international festival...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The sheep are coming. And so is Bayfield’s 20th Heritage Days celebration

BAYFIELD – Bayfield Heritage Days creators recalled the event’s first days as they prepared this week for the 20th anniversary of the town’s sheep-filled, heritage celebration. The two-day event,...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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