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April sales tax shows continued growth

This year, because the Colorado Department of Revenue has been adding in the collection of back taxes from previous years — dating all the way back to 2011 — the…

Hospital releases 2014 annual report

The board of directors for the Upper San Juan Health Service District voted last week to accept the 2014 Annual Report as presented by CEO Bradley Cochennet. According to the…

Traffic closures expected on Trujillo Road, pipeline project continues

A portion of Trujillo Road stretching south from Pagosa Springs to the transfer station and recycling center will be closed at various times over the next few weeks as Hammerlund…

Unemployment rate drops in April

With the grand opening of Walmart on April 22 and the recent addition or expansion of several smaller businesses within the community, Pagosa Country’s unemployment rate continued to fall in…

Sewer district considers dormant account status

Having a dormant sewer account may soon be a possibility for certain customers of the Pagosa Springs Sanitation and General Improvement District (PSSGID), according to a decision made at last…

Town supports Downtown Task Force

A Department of Local Affairs (DoLA) grant application to help support the Downtown Task Force was just one of several items the Pagosa Springs town council decided to move forward…

Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership sees big boost

The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP), which for the past several years has envisioned a project that would see three geodesic grow domes erected in downtown Pagosa Springs, received two big…

Town council passes ordinance to allow marijuana businesses

Marijuana businesses will soon be legal within the town limits of Pagosa Springs after town council passed the second reading of its ordinance in front of a standing-room only audience…

Town Tourism Committee changes name, allocates funding

The Pagosa Springs Area Tourism Board, which until recently was known as the Town Tourism Committee or TTC (when it began receiving lodgers’ tax money from Archuleta County, it decided…

Town to conduct second reading of marijuana ordinance

  The second reading of Ordinance 825, which will allow for the licensing and regulation of marijuana businesses within the town boundaries of Pagosa Springs, will occur at this evening’s…