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Pirates drop season opener to Falcons

Staff Writer The Pagosa Springs Pirates played their first football game of the season last Saturday afternoon in La Jara against the Centauri Falcons, and the 40-0 loss was reminiscent…

Linda Reed takes post as school district superintendent

Staff Writer The Archuleta School District Board of Education held a special, closed-door executive session on Aug. 28 to negotiate a new contract with Linda Reed, who will take over…

Proposal made for catch-and-release section in San Juan River

Staff Writer Town Tourism Committee member Larry Fisher, who also owns a local sporting goods store, has been working on a project that lives up to his last name —…

Council prepares marijuana sales ban

Staff Writer Both medical and retail marijuana businesses will be banned from within the town limits of Pagosa Springs once town council approves the second reading of Ordinance 796; it…

Skate park, Phase 2, underway

Staff Writer The Skaters’ Coalition for Concrete has secured private donations totaling $20,000 for the second phase of construction at the skate park located at the southern end of Yamaguchi…

Local unemployment down slightly in July

Staff Writer Last month’s unemployment rate for Archuleta County was 7.1 percent, a slight drop from June’s 7.8 percent, but down significantly compared to 8.9 percent (revised) for July of…

Pirates battle Falcons at Centauri Saturday

Staff Writer With a couple of good scrimmages and nearly a month’s worth of two-a-day practices under the belt, the Pagosa Springs Pirate football team is pumped up for this…

Town Council to vote on marijuana sale ban

Staff Writer The Pagosa Springs Town Council held a work session last week to discuss with the town’s attorney the possibility of establishing regulations in preparation for issuing licenses to…

Downtown City Market building has new owner

Staff Writer The property that formerly housed the downtown City Market was sold by the Dillon Real Estate Company, on behalf of the Kroger Company, last Friday to the Pierce…

Schools: different tests, different results

Staff Writer Last week the Colorado Department of Education released the results for the 2013 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP), which measures student ability and growth in reading, writing, math…