Cost of replacing 2 bridges keeps going up Bayfield scrambles for street funding

Bayfield town trustees are proceeding with plans to replace the two 1930s-era green bridges on Bayfield Parkway despite complications and sharply...

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Bayfield scrambles for street funding
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Replacement costs for Bayfield's two bridges on Bayfield Parkway, shown here last spring, have risen sharply since the Town of Bayfield took over their ownership and maintenance in 2011.


  • Federal listing of Gunnison sage grouse as 'threatened' is disrespectful

    By J. Paul Brown

    I am writing to register my displeasure with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to list the bird as "threatened" under the endangered Species Act.

    It is not rational and it's not respectful, of either Gunnison residents or the Gunnison sage grouse. This is truly disrespectful to the people of Gunnison...
  • Leadership La Plata hosts government class

    On behalf of all Leadership La Plata, we want to sincerely thank all of those businesses, organizations and individuals who contributed to the success of the Government Day session held at the La Plata County Extension office on Friday, Nov. 14. We appreciate the generosity of Tafoya, Barrett and Associates, La Plata County/CSU Extension office,...
  • Gas drilling permitted in HD Mountains

    The purpose of this letter is to inform the community of the ongoing plans for drilling gas wells in the HD Mountains.

    In July, the U.S. Forest Service circulated information by letter, email and some telephone calls concerning their intent to grant "permits to drill" to Petrox (two wells in the Fosset Gulch area) and Elm Ridge Drilling...

Reader Poll

  • Hunting season is upon us. What do you think?
  • Blam blam blam!
  • 9%
  • Poor Bambi's mother.
  • 9%
  • It puts meat on the table.
  • 73%
  • Just gonna keep my head low until it's over.
  • 8%
  • Total Votes: 96