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Carole McWilliams
Position: Staff reporter

County comp plan turns to environmental resources

Public safety is next element to be reviewed

Bayfield public works needs more staff, director says

Bayfield's current public works employees are spread thin with the many demands on their time, Public Works Director Ron Saba told town trustees on Oct. 4. He was scheduled to gi...

Ignacio residents debate marijuana businesses

Ignacio residents expressed mixed opinions last week on whether to continue a ban on marijuana businesses in town. The discussion, which took up most of the regular town board mee...

Health insurance costs increasing for towns

Ignacio and Bayfield are facing big premium increases for employee health insurance for 2017. Ignacio Town Treasurer Diana Briar told town trustees on Oct. 5, "We shopped insuranc...

Fall colors light up Beaver Meadows

Beaver Meadows northeast of Bayfield was alight with fall colors Sunday. It also was a busy place with locals cutting firewood before bad weather sets in. Most likely, some people were scout...

Morlan feted, roasted at retirement bash

Colleagues threw a big retirement party on Sept. 30 for Ed Morlan, who is retiring after 27 years as executive director of the Region 9 Economic Development District. The district covers La ...

Ballot issue for ColoradoCare debated

Will it ruin the state or save people money?

Airport tax increase gets Bayfield board support, barely

Bayfield town trustees narrowly approved a resolution Tuesday evening supporting the property tax ballot question to build a new terminal at the Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO). The vo...

Ignacio school staff celebrates

District no longer under state oversight for test scores

Durango-La Plata County Airport tax hike gets Bayfield OK

Town trustees offer support, barely

County commission candidates speak at Cattlemen's forum

La Plata County's business climate was a big issue at the Sept. 22 county commissioner candidates forum hosted by the La Plata- Archuleta Cattlemen's Association. Candidates are i...

Brown, McLachlan speak at Cattlemen's candidate forum

Incumbent State Rep. J. Paul Brown, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Barbara McLachlan answered questions at the Sept. 22 candidate forum hosted by the La Plata -Archuleta Cattlemen's...