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...



Upper Pine ready for visitors

With seven bedrooms, a weight room, and a kitchen to die for, a lot of folks might want to live in this place.

But while the living...

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Chief Bruce Evans of Upper Pine Fire Protection District laughs with his crew members Tuesday as they prepare the entrace for Saturday's open house at the Forest Lakes fire station.


  • 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