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Unemployment rate increases in January

The unemployment rate for January in Archuleta County rose by 1.5 percentage points over the month. There were less people in the county holding jobs, according to a report issued…

Lady Pirates drop first game of season

The Pagosa Springs Lady Pirates lost their first matchup of the season 8-0 against Montezuma-Cortez last Saturday afternoon. Coach Lindsey Kurt-Mason explained that the Pirates were only able to field…

Community Development Corporation adopts new bylaws

The Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation voted last week to approve a new set of bylaws. “We’ve been discussing this and working on this since September,” board chairman Jason Cox…

Pirates’ postseason play ends

By Ed Fincher Staff Writer The Pagosa Springs Pirates boys’ basketball team made it into the Sweet 16 round of the state’s 3A division tournament by defeating the Sheridan Rams…

Town planning commission opposes marijuana businesses

When the Pagosa Springs Town Council decided recently to change direction regarding the issue of allowing marijuana businesses within town limits, everyone understood there would be a lot of work…

Pirate boys enter state tournament

Pirate boys enter state tournament

The Pagosa Springs boys’ basketball team entered postseason action last week during the Intermountain League Tournament and the results were no different than what Pirate fans have grown to expect…

Parts of Archuleta County no longer an Enterprise Zone

At its Tuesday night meeting, the Pagosa Springs Town Council heard a report from Laura Lewis Marchino, the assistant director of the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado…

Snow delays soccer season

Although the Pagosa Springs Lady Pirates began soccer practice last week, they were unable to play their scrimmage games last Saturday in Canon City and they had to cancel tomorrow’s…

Geothermal exploration granted line of credit

The Pagosa Area Geothermal Water and Power Authority (PAGWAPA) asked for, and received, a loan totaling $500,000 from both the Town of Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County during two separate…

Downtown Task Force assists with grant to hire staff

The Downtown Task Force (DTF), which has been working with Downtown Colorado Inc., since 2012 to form some type of development authority, met last week with Pagosa Springs Town Manager…