Pine River Times

Voters say ‘yes’ to Los Pinos Fire tax increase

La Plata County residents approved a property tax increase for the Los Pinos Fire Protection District, injecting much-needed funding into the district’s struggling budget. Sixty-five percent of...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Special Election fills vacant Tribal Council seat

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe held the 2020 Special Election on Friday and the Southern Ute Election Board presented the certified results Monday. Vanessa P. Torres secured support with 105 votes....

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Habitat for Humanity homes outfitted with solar panels

Two families in Bayfield are receiving free solar panels thanks to La Plata County’s only certified benefit corporation, Shaw Solar, as part of a Habitat for Humanity project. The solar...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Discovery DIY Network wraps up filming of Ignacio off-grid home

Filming finished Sunday on Ignacio’s newest, soon-to-be-famous earthen home. In September, Shalina Luna and her daughter, Joli Galvan, residents just south of Ignacio, embarked on a warp-speed...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Library brings back ‘Rambling Readers’

Pine River Library has brought back its popular “Rambling Readers” program. Participants are invited to meet at 10 a.m. on the first Friday of each month starting Nov. 6 at the gate of Saul’s Creek...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Errors in Bayfield water study could lead to higher utility rates

Bayfield is trying to fix errors in its water rate study, the basis of household utility rates, and the end result might mean higher rates for community members. Water rates pay for every aspect of...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Indian Tribe rescinds Stage 1 fire restrictions

After a long and arduous fire season, widespread moisture finally occurred throughout the Southern Ute Indian Reservation allowing Stage 1 fire restrictions to be rescinded as of 6 a.m. Wednesday....

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine, accused of killing 13-year-old son, Dylan, set for trial Thursday

The long-awaited trial for Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012, begins Thursday. The homicide trial is perhaps the most high-profile case in...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio students quarantined because of COVID-19 case

Ignacio School District quarantined a cohort of fifth grade students Monday after receiving reports that one student tested positive for COVID-19. The family notified the district of the positive...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nebo Fire area closure lifted in Weminuche Wilderness

Because of significant moisture falling on the Nebo Fire, the Nebo Fire area closure has been rescinded effective Monday. Fire crews have been patrolling the 40-acre Nebo Fire, burning in a remote...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Library to host virtual Spanish conversation hour

Pine River Library will host a virtual Spanish conversation hour from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday of the month beginning Wednesday. Participate in an hour of...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Pine River Library to host meet the candidates event

Pine River Library will host a virtual meeting with the three finalists for the director position from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday via Zoom. Community members are invited to ask questions, give input and...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

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