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Upper Pine obtains better fire insurance rating

As of May 1, property owners within the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District could pay less for insurance.

That's because the district has secured a lower, meaning better, ISO rating that guides premiums for property insurance. The district got official notice on Jan. 23. ISO stands...



Pine River Shares enters new phase

Pine River Shares, which organizes monthly community potlucks in Bayfield or Ignacio, has separated from La Plata Family Centers and is now operating...

Durango Pine River Shares enters new phase Colorado 380x230

The new logo for Pine River Shares was designed by Lisa Marie Jacobs.


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    Remember in the movie "Field of Dreams" when Kevin Costner carved a baseball diamond into his cornfield? We have our own Field of Dreams in Bayfield, and it is called the Performing Arts Center. "Build it and they will come." We did, and they are.

    Last weekend's Air Force Academy Band concert was thrilling! In case you missed it, the...
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    Our students in Southwest Colorado ride buses across the state to get to their sporting events. Our business owners travel miles and miles on our highways to haul goods and visit other regions. Our tourists depend on safe roads to drive to our scenic towns. Moms and dads are spending more and more time on the road just to get to and from work.
  • Sutton family appreciates community

    On behalf of the family of James Sutton we would like to thank everyone for the cards, calls, visits, dinners and prayers. We are extremely thankful for this great community and all our great family and friends to help us get through this healing time.

    May God bless each of you.

    The family of James Sutton