Most incumbents re-elected to town boards

Bayfield and Ignacio will see new faces on their town boards at the next meeting. In Bayfield, turnout was light, with fewer than 10 percent of more than 1,700 registered voters - 144 people -...

DATE: April 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Utes mourn loss of leader

Southern Ute Tribal Chairman Jimmy Newton Jr. died Monday night after an extended illness, the tribe announced Tuesday. Newton, who took over as chairman in December 2011 after serving as a tribal...

DATE: April 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Franklin Harvey of Bayfield named to dean's list

BOSTON - Berklee College of Music announced Franklin Harvey of Bayfield has earned placement on the dean's list for the fall semester of the 2013 academic year. To be eligible for this honor, a...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Local nurse wins regional award

The Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center (SWCAHEC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Nightingale Luminary Awards. The annual Nightingale Luminary Awards event provides an...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio housing issues discussed with county commissioners

Lack of housing in Ignacio was among the issues town trustees discussed with the La Plata County Commissioners at a March 13 dinner meeting at the casino. Commissioner Julie Westendorff, a real...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Forest Service finishes prescribed burn

Photo by Melanie Brubaker Mazur Wednesday was the last day of this week's prescribed burn east of Bayfield in Saul's Creek, according to a press release from the U.S. Forest Service. Staff burned...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield moving forward on economic development effort

The Town of Bayfield is moving forward to develop a town vision and build upon previous public input regarding community and economic development. A visioning meeting is 6scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m....

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Rancher starts crowdfunding site for ag producers

It all started when a friend was having difficulties getting a loan for an irrigation system. Jesse Lasater, who raises sheep near Bayfield with his wife, Veronica, said he knew a fellow Farm...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

State ag commissioner presents student with $1,000 scholarship

Jackson Artichoker received a big check for growing a big cabbage. The Bayfield Elementary fourth grader participated in a project last summer to grow a cabbage provided by Bonnie Plants. His...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio school board debates superintendent pay raise

Ignacio School Superintendent Rocco Fuschetto's contract with the district has included an annual $5,000 pay raise. At the March 18 board meeting, his contract wasn't in question, but the $5,000...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

Business owner's death ruled suicide

The death of Gregg Cuthbert, owner of Four Corners Framed Art in Gem Village, has been ruled as a suicide by the La Plata County Coroner. Sheriff's deputies did a welfare check on March 12 in the...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News


This set of triplets was born at John and Diana McGeeney's place southwest of Bayfield on March 16.  Odds for triplets calves are 1 in 700,000. The calves, two heifers and one bull, are doing well,...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News

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