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Town manager gets increase in salary

Staff Writer Pagosa Springs’ town manager David Mitchem presented a request for a cost of living increase to his salary at the Tuesday night town council meeting. According to Mitchem’s…

New minimum wage for state

Staff Writer Effective yesterday, Jan. 1, the new minimum wage for the state of Colorado has been raised to $8 per hour, or $4.98 for tipped employees — an increase…

County unemployment 6.8 percent in November

Staff Writer The unemployment rate for Archuleta County rose to 6.8 percent in November, with 6,176 people in the labor force and 421 of those claiming unemployment. In October, there…

Pirates head to holiday break after two losses

Pirates head to holiday break after two losses

Staff Writer The Pagosa Springs Pirates suffered two losses over the weekend as the boys fell 56-33 to the Ignacio Bobcats on Friday and then 50-26 to the Sangre de…

Pirates win two of three at Buena Vista

Staff Writer The Pagosa Springs Pirates evened up their record at 2-2 after last weekend’s Buena Vista Varsity Invitational Basketball Tournament, falling first to the host, 66-59, but rallying to…

Bob Hart resigns from Town Tourism Committee

Staff Writer Bob Hart, who for the last five years has acted as the chairman for the Pagosa Springs Town Tourism Committee, will be stepping down from that role and…

Sales tax up, no windfall

Staff Writer The monthly sales tax report generated quite a bit of excitement amongst the staff at Pagosa Springs Town Hall after it came out last Thursday. Sales tax revenue…

Rough start for Pagosa boys

Staff Writer The Pagosa Pirates boys’ basketball team is off to a rough start this season, losing their first game 46-25 to the Sanford Indians. “Sanford was a tough opening…

Pagosans react to rec center proposal

Pagosans react to rec center proposal

Staff Writer Correction By Ed Fincher Staff Writer In last week’s SUN article about the public input meeting concerning the proposed community recreation center, audience member Cynda Green was misquoted.…

Schools deal with safety issues

Staff Writer With the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting occurring this week, school safety continues to be a major topic of conversation at the Archuleta School District’s…