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Sales tax revenue increases 7.9 percent for November

Staff Writer November Sales Tax revenue received earlier this week totaled $499,450.22, an increase of $36,564.52 or 7.9 percent over November 2012, according to a report from LeeAnn Foutz of…

School board approves Unified Improvement Plans

Staff Writer The Archuleta School District Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the Unified Improvement Plans (UIP) for all three schools and the district overall, but not before one…

Pirates start year out with victory over Tigers

Pirates start year out with victory over Tigers

Staff Writer The Pagosa Springs Pirates started the new year off right with a 48-38 victory over the Del Norte Tigers last Friday afternoon, moving their record to 3-4 and…

Aragon to end 36-year run as mayor

Aragon to end  36-year run  as mayor

Staff Writer This year Pagosa Springs’ voters will be asked to decide several important issues ranging from amenities on Reservoir Hill to positions on town council. Mayor Ross Aragon, during…

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…