Bayfield eases into reopening, but nixes Fourth of July festivities

Bayfield residents are starting to see glimmers of normalcy after weeks of coronavirus-related shutdowns and closures. But not everything is coming back, and the normalcy that is returning is not...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine Fire dives into swift-water rescues

Upper Pine River Fire Protection District crew members went all in during swift-water rescue training at Vallecito Creek. The three-day certification training, taught by Arroyo Rescue and...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield resident pokes fun at run on toilet paper

Missy Sarnow, a Bayfield resident, is the creator of the giant toilet paper roll decorating Bayfield Parkway. “People have just thought it was hilarious,” Sarnow said. “I’ve seen a lot of people...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local health officials expected to advise today on whether to end stay-at-home order

Over 100 governments and businesses were hoping to receive guidance Friday from San Juan Basin Public Health about Southwest Colorado’s move into a “safer-at-home” phase of the coronavirus...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Lakes subdivision gears up for a competitive election

After a tumultuous year, Forest Lakes Metropolitan District residents are ready for the upcoming elections: 10 people are on the ballot vying for three open seats on the board of directors – an...

DATE: April 23, 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

Honey House Distillery whips up hand sanitizer for first responders

In early March, Kevin Culhane, co-owner of Honeyville, made a call to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: The coronavirus was coming to Colorado, and people would need hand sanitizer. “It was...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata, Archuleta counties to receive infant supplies from FEMA

Families in La Plata, Archuleta and Montezuma counties soon will have increased access to diapers, wipes and formula. Buyers depleted store inventories of infant supplies at the beginning of the...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield identifies hundreds of thousands in proposed budget cuts

The Bayfield Town Board this week passed relief measures for its utility customers and identified thousands of dollars in possible budget cuts in an effort to help residents and town finances...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine tests entire first-responder crew for exposure to COVID-19

Antibodies, tiny blood proteins that fight viruses, may be a positive sign for people who have contracted the novel coronavirus. No one has antibodies to fight the new coronavirus until they are...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield, Ignacio voters brave the polls

BAYFIELD – At station one, Bayfield voters received latex gloves and a pen from election judges wearing masks, eye protection, gloves and plastic ponchos. “They’ll keep the gloves and pen with them...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield, Ignacio prepare for elections with social distancing in mind

Ignacio and Bayfield plan drive-up voting procedures for municipal elections, which will be held Tuesday, but neither town knows what to expect from voter turnout because of the coronavirus...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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