Tribe opens new Growth Fund building

Along Colorado Highway 172 just outside Ignacio, the new headquarters of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund stands as new evidence of the tribe's success.

"The goal here is to set up something that is going to withstand time," said Bruce Valdez, the executive director of the Growth...



Prepare to have some fun on July 4

Independence Day festivities in the Pine River Valley are spread out this year over three days, but that gives folks a chance to celebrate multiple...

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Members of the American Legion show their red, white and blue on a 4th of July float in Bayfield.


  • Support Our Streets organizing in Bayfield

    Bayfield residents have another chance in November to vote on whether a 1-percent sales tax will be added to their purchases made in town and to all others who make purchases. This tax will be collected in order to keep our town roads and drainage systems maintained now and in the future. The 1-percent increase will add one penny to each dollar...
  • BAAM thanks Bayberry Jam supporters

    Bayfield Association for the Advancement of Music would like to thank the Bayfield community for a great turnout and support for our 3rd annual Bayberry Jam Music Festival on June 20.

    This event was again a huge success because of all the support YOU give us! Thank you to all of our student and parent volunteers. We cannot make the...
  • Music teacher moving on to foundation

    Please allow me to sincerely express my gratitude and love for the shared opportunities in positive, constructive, and nurturing partnerships towards the appreciation of a prosperous musical community. My passion and determination to provide music opportunities in communities and districts, in need of basic music programs, has inspired me to...

Reader Poll

  • The town of Ignacio is considering removing the big spruce tree in front of Town Hall because it's obstructing views as drivers pull out onto Goddard. What do you think?
  • Remove the tree
  • 15%
  • Trim it back
  • 82%
  • No opinion
  • 3%
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