Pine River Times

LLP class organizers thank sponsors

The coordinators of the Health and Human Services section of Leadership La Plata 2014-2015 would like to express our sincere THANKS to those who made our day possible, pleasant and productive. Our...

DATE: March 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

We're special, darn it, because we say so

All our children are above average, and we're special, and it's not just us that says so. OK, I'm joking about some of that, but sometimes it's good to have an outsider come to a small town and...

DATE: March 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Win or lose, we're proud of our basketball boys

The boys playing on the Bayfield basketball team have had three coaches in three years. They had an 11-10 season. They only had one league victory during the regular season. They were ranked #28 in...

DATE: March 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Sportsman Association thanks donors

The Vallecito Conservation and Sporting Association thanks the following donors to its annual potluck and auction on Jan. 24: Amerigas, Arnie's Lures, Barb and Jamie Wagner, Basin Co-op, Bayfield...

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

On Monday morning, I will want my missing hour back

Spring forward and fall back. What a cutesy-foo-foo way of making our lives a veritable hell. I think Daylight Savings Time was invented to drive working mothers nuts. But we were talking about it...

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Whacky weather leads to random thoughts

We hope winter is coming back this weekend, but we've hoped for that during the past few storms that have shot right over us to the north, and we've had zip for snow. Don't get me wrong. T-shirts...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Thank you, Pine River Valley Bank, for 28 years

What makes a small place a real town, anyway? An old newspaper adage is that a town needs a school, a post office, a bar, a church, (to balance each other out, I suppose!) and a newspaper. I think...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

League hosting legislators on Feb. 21

The League of Women Voters of La Plata County is presenting its annual Legislative Lowdown this year at 9 a.m. Saturday Feb. 21 at the Durango Public Library. We invite everyone in La Plata County...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Colorado needs to make up for school funding losses

Endorsed by 174 Colorado superintendents representing more than 92 percent of the public school students in our state, this statement communicates our collective position on the foundational issue...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Marijuana could provide tax revenue

I, like Town Manger Chris LaMay and the Bayfield Town Board, am concerned about the town's need to raise money, the public's regularly turning down a sales tax increase, and the seemingly limited...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

LLP arts class coordinators thank volunteers

The Leadership La Plata 2014-15 class met on Jan. 9 at the Durango Arts Center. We want to thank Ted Holteen who moderated the all-day session. A further shout-out goes to the panelists: Sheri...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

If you don't like dogs, don't have them

Actually, I think that applies to children, as well, but we'll stick to dogs for this week. I have a sad walk when I go to the post office in Bayfield because I have to pass two dogs in two...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Opinion

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