Melanie Brubaker Mazur

Position: Pine River Times Editor

Ignacio Middle School scores improve in reading, math

Ignacio Middle School is celebrating a quiet victory in the middle of the school year. The school’s state CMAS scores in math and English in 2018 made significant improvements over 2017. “This...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wedding expo to be held Saturday

Whether a wedding date is two weeks away or two years in the future, the Two Hearts Wedding Expo brings together dozens of local exhibitors under one roof. Floral Expressions of Bayfield and...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New children’s book addresses depression

A story about a friendly tortoise who likes to dress up and decorate her shell sounds like a cute children’s book, right? “The Tortoise and the Flair” is that, but it also dives into a deeper...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petitions being circulated to recall Los Pinos Fire board members

Members of a committee to recall all five board members of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District have held four public meetings this week in Ignacio and Arboles to inform residents of their...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield keeping retail pot ban, for now

About 60 people filled Bayfield Town Hall on Tuesday, most of them raising their hands to show they opposed marijuana retail sales in Bayfield. A few raised their hands to say they supported the...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Bayfield residents voice opposition to legalizing marijuana

Not in Bayfield. That was the message people brought to a forum about retail or medical marijuana sales in Bayfield last week. Citing a potential increase in crime and homelessness, a majority of...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Head Start forced to move out of building after asbestos discovered

The Head Start program in Ignacio unexpectedly closed Tuesday, leaving about 95 families scrambling to find day care and other services for their children after the Southern Ute Indian Tribe closed...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead in house on fire in Bayfield

A man was found dead inside his house that was on fire early Friday morning in Bayfield. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation was at the home on County Road 516 and Bayfield Parkway on Friday to...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Middle School evacuated Thursday morning for bomb scare

Bayfield Middle School was evacuated Thursday morning for a student who brought a spool of wire and a 9-volt battery to school and was calling it a bomb. The boy told students that if they told...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

State education department holds meeting in Ignacio

About 30 educators, administrators and parents gathered Monday night in Ignacio with the Colorado Department of Education to discuss ways to attract young people to work in education. The meeting...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parks and Wildlife looks at doubling hunting, fishing fees

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is testing the waters to see if hunters and anglers would be willing to pay double for their licenses.About 20 people attending a budget meeting the agency hosted...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Beyond the flowing water

At a minimum, the mining spill in the Animas River will cause a multi-million dollar loss to the area economy, economic experts estimated on Friday. “This is a man-made disaster,” said Roger...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

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