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Local unemployment rate plummets to 3.7 percent

The unemployment rate for September in Archuleta County fell to 3.7 percent, which is nearly an entire percentage point lower when compared to August and three full percentage points lower…

Club 20 holds local caucus, elects voting member

A delegation from Club 20 traveled to Pagosa Springs last week in order to hold a caucus and present information about the recent work of the organization. There are 22…

School board discusses standardized testing

Archuleta School District Assistant Superintendent David Hamilton briefed the Board of Education last week on the preliminary results from last year’s PARCC assessment. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for…

Pirates outgunned by Cowboys

Pirates outgunned by Cowboys

The Pagosa Springs Pirates lost their penultimate football game of the 2014 season, allowing the Gunnison Cowboys to score 47 points while only putting up six of their own. “Gunnison…

FFA students plan trip to Louisville

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired…

Town to vote on vacating alley right of way

Under old business on the agenda for today’s town council meeting is the second reading of an ordinance that will, if passed, give the right of way for a portion…

Williams announces run for secretary of state position

Williams announces run for secretary of state position

Republican Wayne Williams, who announced his run for Colorado secretary of state soon after Scott Gessler threw his hat in the ring for the governor’s race, stopped by The SUN…

Pagosa outscores Olathe 14-6, faces Gunnison next

Pagosa outscores Olathe 14-6, faces Gunnison next

The Pagosa Springs Pirates football team chalked up another victory last Friday night at Golden Peaks Stadium against the Olathe Pirates. “We have to give credit to Olathe,” coach Scott…

Drilling approved for geothermal project

The Pagosa Area Geothermal Water and Power Authority met early yesterday morning, and while the meeting itself lasted less than 10 minutes, the decision made marked a monumental milestone for…

Sales tax up 8.16 percent

The sales tax revenue received last week for collections made during the month of August totaled $713,414.92, an increase of $53,841.25 or 8.16 percent compared to August 2013, according to…