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School board considers safety issues

Staff Writer In preparation for next month’s election, the four candidates campaigning for two open seats on the Archuleta School District’s Board of Education were recently featured in a series…

Town, county fund power plant test

Staff Writer Sixty-five thousand, five hundred dollars. That’s how much money the town of Pagosa Springs was asked to invest in feasibility research for a geothermal electric power plant proposed…

Pirates to host Gunnison in Friday tilt

Pirates to host Gunnison in Friday tilt

Staff Writer The Pagosa Pirates made the trip to Olathe last week, and while the corn may be sweet up there this time of year, the football is definitely ferocious…

County unemployment rate down in August

Staff Writer On Oct. 1, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced the state’s Unemployment Insurance Division was prepared to assist approximately 40,000 federal workers impacted by the government…

Two perspectives on Amendment 66

Two perspectives on Amendment 66

Staff Writer The Archuleta School District will hold an election next month in which four candidates will vie for two seats on the Board of Education and voters will be…

August sales tax revenue up over 2012

Staff Writer Since Oct. 1, when Pagosa Springs Town Manager David Mitchem handed the preliminary 2014 budget to town council, a series of work sessions have taken place in which…

High bids stall Wal-Mart plan

Staff Writer Wal-Mart representative Josh Phair placed a call to the Pagosa Springs Planning Department on Oct. 9 informing the town the bids it had received from contractors for the…

School board race, District 5: Dryburgh and Hooten

School board race, District 5: Dryburgh and Hooten

The Archuleta School District Board of Education has two openings this year, with both seats being contested before voters. Incumbent Tim Taylor will face challenger Brooks Lindner to represent District…

Football team takes 39-21 league loss

The Pagosa Pirates’ two-game winning streak came to an end last weekend when the Grand Valley Cardinals handed them a 39-21 defeat.  “This game was frustrating for all of us,”…

Pipeline project hits a snag

While the Pagosa Springs Sanitation General Improvement District continues to struggle with issues surrounding its sewage, recent events have only contributed to the muddied waters, so to speak. “The current…