Columbine Ranger District starts prescribed burns east of Bayfield

The Columbine Ranger District started the first of two prescribed burns Thursday east of Bayfield, taking a careful approach in the area’s hot and dry conditions. The U.S. Forest Service district...

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

Bayfield takes steps toward 21-and-older smoking ordinance

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield Board of Trustees this week recommended banning smoking in public parks and raising the legal minimum age for buying tobacco or nicotine products to 21. Recent Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New senior, disability services initiative launches in Pine River Valley

There are rumblings in the Pine River Valley. Rural community members – often seniors, caregivers, veterans or people with disabilities, aren’t getting the resources they need. On Friday, two...

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

Former competitors bring new restaurant to Bayfield

BAYFIELD – On Mill Street, two “open soon” signs have had a face-off for weeks. The signs mark new restaurants coming to downtown Bayfield. Further down the road, “for sale” or “for lease” signs...

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

Tracking lightning, from sky to the ground

Lightning is the No. 1 cause of wildfire ignitions in Southwest Colorado. But when a lightning bolt strikes in the vast expanse of the San Juan Mountains, how do fire agencies know how to track it...

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

Bayfield Downtown Farmers Market is dissolving for foreseeable future

The Bayfield Downtown Farmers Market held its last event Aug. 8, and organizers have no plans to launch another market during the 2020 season. The farmers market, which started its third season in...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield searches for solution as road deteriorates because of water damage

BAYFIELD – Part of the Eight Corners intersection in Bayfield, where County Road 501 and Bayfield Parkway intersect, is undrivable as a result of water damage. For years, the water seeping under...

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

Bayfield man pleads guilty to shooting, killing neighbor’s dog

A Bayfield man pleaded guilty this week to shooting a Great Dane with an air-powered pellet gun, inflicting a wound that killed the animal earlier this year, court documents show. Wesley Zufelt,...

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

Bayfield library makes second run for mill levy increase

The decision is made: Bayfield’s Pine River Library will pursue another mill levy increase in a ballot measure this November, asking community members for support one more time. La Plata County...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio library delves into new pathway for learning

IGNACIO – Two Ignacio Community Library programs are bringing a hands-on educational approach to town, helping patrons successfully develop new skills and interests along the way. The library’s...

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

Local nonprofits jump on funding opportunity in Bayfield

Bayfield launched its annual nonprofit community funding application Wednesday. As of Monday, 13 organizations had submitted applications, requesting almost $40,000 from the town. Since the town...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Airbnb came to Bayfield, but who comes to the Airbnbs?

BAYFIELD – For nonresidents, it’s a small town 20 miles east of Durango, where traffic races by on Highway 160. But Bayfield residents who have opened a series of vacation rentals know differently:...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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