Don't support those who support SB42

Have you heard about Colorado Senate Bill 42? First let me give you the definition of moron. 1. A very stupid person: they were acting like a bunch of morons. Sounds like some of our politicians. A...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Thanks for the memories

So long, and thanks for all the fish! I always thought I would steal this line from Douglas Adams when I was writing my retirement column. It's the title of one of his books in the Hitchhiker's...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Rest in peace, Pine River Times

In the year 2014 of Our Lord, the Ballantine family, longtime owners and publishers of The Durango Herald, purchased the Pine River Times from its last local owners-publishers, Melanie Brubaker...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Bayfield High School grad thanks mom

Hi Mom, I'm really proud that you owned the paper. I like to write, and I probably wouldn't if you hadn't owned it. Sloan Mazur Steamboat Springs

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Reader appreciates effort from Times

I am so sad to be losing our beloved newspaper. Thank you for your heroic efforts over the years to keep our community in print. Pine River Valley folk were able to talk each other in the pages of...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Library appreciates donors

The Pine River Library wants to thank all of our donors last year. Your help contributed to alleviating our revenue shortfalls. Although a shortage of $135,000 remains for 2019, the library has...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Federal workers deserve extra pay

Last week Donald Trump's very rich Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross poo-poo'd the struggles of those 800,000 federal employees who'd gone a month without pay, including those required to work in...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

I swear, I'm not making any of this up

Writing my last columns for the newspaper I owned for 12 years, then operated for another five, I've started to think about what in the heck I've covered for the past 17 years. Most of it was...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Pine River Shares is harvesting ideas

By P. WilLhoite Pine River Shares director Pine River Shares brings together the knowledge, skills and resources of people in the Pine River Valley to increase our collective power and work toward...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Times 'transition' is a sham

"Transition." Bah! Slamming shut the Pine River Times, an enterprise vital to several small but vigorous communities and replacing it with a page or two in the Friday edition of the Herald seems a...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

School district seeks community input

Bayfield community residents and stakeholders are invited to help shape the future of the school district by attending either of two strategic plan community input forums. They will take place at...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Morons created federal shutdown

Once again, our two-party system is failing us. The parties are unable to agree on anything, even if in the past they supported it, i.e. the wall. The failure to pass a budget results in thousands...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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