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Volunteers, donors prepare school garden for students, community

The new raised-bed garden plots at the north end of the Bayfield Elementary School classroom wing are coming to fruition just in time for classes to start. Parents are invited to come look at them at the back to school open house on Monday, Aug. 22.

The beds reflect a huge effort from...



Students wake up to first day of school

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Elizabeth Bauer, a first grade teacher at Bayfield Primary School, reads 'Yes We Can' during the first day of school Tuesday. Ignacio students started classes on Monday.


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