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School district to donate 5th Street to town

The Archuleta School District and the Town of Pagosa Springs have been working together to clear up a land ownership issue that has come to light recently. JEM Partners LLC,…

McCabe Creek bridge project scheduled for 2016

Town Planner James Dickhoff assured SUN staff Tuesday night that the Colorado Department of Transportation has no plans to tear up U.S. 160 at McCabe Creek near the intersection of…

Street reconstruction on hold, other projects planned

One major concern that has popped up again during this budget season is the sorry state of streets and sidewalks in downtown Pagosa Springs. Council member David Schanzenbaker has reported…

Pirates lose last game of the season, look forward to next year

Pirates lose last game of the season, look forward to next year

The Pagosa Springs Pirates lost the last football game of the season, falling prey to the Wolverines last Friday night in Bayfield by a score of 29-2. “Bayfield got up…

Town vacates alley right of way

The Pagosa Springs Town Council voted last week to approve the second reading of an ordinance that will essentially vacate the town’s right of way (ROW) for the entire alley…

Public meeting set for Reservoir Hill thinning project

While the Pagosa Springs Town Council continues to express support for the proposed forest-thinning project on Reservoir Hill, after a recent walking tour revealed the scope of the planned work,…

Council considers GGP grant, park restrooms

The Pagosa Springs Town Council voted last week to become even more invested in the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP), but the decision was not unanimous and was preceded by over…

Local unemployment rate plummets to 3.7 percent

The unemployment rate for September in Archuleta County fell to 3.7 percent, which is nearly an entire percentage point lower when compared to August and three full percentage points lower…

Club 20 holds local caucus, elects voting member

A delegation from Club 20 traveled to Pagosa Springs last week in order to hold a caucus and present information about the recent work of the organization. There are 22…

School board discusses standardized testing

Archuleta School District Assistant Superintendent David Hamilton briefed the Board of Education last week on the preliminary results from last year’s PARCC assessment. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for…