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Pirate boys suffer two losses, postpone Cortez game

While the Pagosa Springs Pirates had two games scheduled for this week — against the Bloomfield, N.M., Bobcats Saturday and the Cortez Panthers Tuesday — the game in Cortez was…

Sales tax collections increase through November

According to a report last week from Archuleta County Finance Director Larry Walton, the gross sales tax for November 2014 was $510,855.93, which is 2.28 percent higher than what was…

Storm causes closures, cancellations and power outages

While this week’s snowstorm may have been good news for the area’s snow sports enthusiasts, it caused quite a bit of havoc for many Pagosa Country residents. Archuleta County offices…

Sanitation district awarded grant for pipeline

The Pagosa Springs Sanitation and General Improvement District was notified late last week that its application for funding from the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) had…

Town adopts fee schedule

When the Pagosa Springs town council met Tuesday night, there were several routine business items on the agenda — setting the time, date and place for regular meetings; renewing the…

Town discusses sidewalk issues

Two issues concerning sidewalks in Pagosa Springs came up at Tuesday night’s town council meeting. First, Town Planner James Dickhoff asked the councilors to accept an easement donation from Kyle…

Town amends 2014 budget

At last week’s meeting, without any debate or questions, the Pagosa Springs Town Council voted to pass an amendment to its 2014 budget. “The item before you today,” Town Manager…

November unemployment up .6 percent

With Wolf Creek Ski Area not opening until the second weekend in November, and even then experiencing less-than-stellar snowfalls for the rest of the month, the unemployment rate did something…

Wal-Mart on schedule for March opening

The Wal-Mart construction project in uptown Pagosa Springs is on schedule, despite some weather-related delays, and the 93,000-square-foot store should still open sometime in March 2015. The full version of…

Economy improves, county loses Enhanced Rural Enterprise Zone status

The Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation has received some much-needed support in recent months from the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado. In fact, Ed Morlan and Laura…