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Local unemployment rate 10 percent in January

Staff Writer A report on the January 2013 employment situation, which provides a somewhat bleak picture for Pagosa Country, was released last week by Chief Economist Alexandra Hall from the…

Lady Pirates take to pitch with 9-0 win

Lady Pirates take to pitch with 9-0 win

Staff Writer   The Lady Pirates hit the road Tuesday afternoon in order to teach the Ignacio Bobcats how to play soccer, scoring five goals in the first half and…

Monday deadline for town voter registration

Staff Writer Next Monday, March 25, is the deadline for residents of the town of Pagosa Springs to register in order to be able to vote in a special election…

January sales tax up 8.5 percent over 2012

Staff Writer If things are going well in Texas, business will be booming in Pagosa Country as well, and according to a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau, the…

Pirate boys begin state play today

Pirate boys begin state play today

Staff Writer The Pirates hardly broke a sweat in front of their hometown fans last week as the boys breezed through the first two games of the state championship bracket,…

Will Wal-Mart build in Pagosa?

Staff Writer Wal-Mart, according to the timeline presented to town council on Dec. 20, was expected to pull a building permit in February, start breaking ground in the middle of…

Board hears case for arming school officials

Staff Writer Bruce Hankins, superintendent of the Dolores County School District, was a guest speaker at the Archuleta School District Board of Education’s Tuesday night work session, leading a discussion…

Pirates set to host next round of playoff action

Pirates set to host next round of playoff action

Staff Writer The first weekend of post-season action was a mixed bag for the Pagosa Springs Pirates as the boys soundly defeated the Bayfield Wolverines on Friday night, but then…

Town legalizes marijuana

Staff Writer Possession and use of less than one ounce of marijuana for recreational purposes by a person over 21 years of age will become legal in Pagosa Springs upon…

Town, county give $18,000 for geothermal exploration

Staff Writer Imagine using geothermal energy to generate electricity locally. Jerry Smith of Pagosa Verde made a request for $9,000 from the Pagosa Springs Town Council at its Tuesday night…