Bayfield businesses pay higher property taxes

The owner of a $500,000 commercial property in Bayfield pays a lot more in property taxes than a similar property pays in Durango or Ignacio, County Assessor Craig Larson told members of the Pine River Centennial Rotary Club on April 15, tax day.

The tax on a $500,000 commercial property...



Propane bus hits road

Bayfield schoolbus riders on the route to Vallecito had an early Earth Day present on Tuesday.

It's a brand new 71-passenger school bus, and...

Durango Propane bus hits road
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A new bus in the Bayfield School District fleet runs on propane, not diesel.


  • Assessor's office sending valuations

    It is the time of year when the assessor's offices of Colorado report on the value of all real estate properties in their counties. We inform individual owners with a Notice of Valuation (NOV), either electronically or by mail, informing them of the value of their real estate as it physically existed on Jan. 1, 2015.

    Every two years,...
  • Take Christi Zeller's word for it!

    The oil and gas behemoths must be desperate.

    Having worked double shift to degrade this planet for their obscene profits, they now send their paid bully Christi Zeller - the lady who never saw a fracked aquifer, a poisonous oil spill, a dead cow or a despoiled ranch she didn't like - to try and decide the LPEA elections for us WITHOUT...
  • BLM management plan lacking, but leasing plan is positive move

    We were encouraged to learn that Connie Clementson, BLM's Tres Rios Field Office (TRFO) Manager, recently committed to putting a Master Leasing Plan back on the table for southwest Colorado. In a meeting with La Plata County officials as reported in the Cortez Journal and the Pine River Times, Clementson said, "We are wishing to move forward with...

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%
  • Total Votes: 130