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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…

Pirates break even at Buena Vista invite

The Pagosa Springs Pirates broke even at the Buena Vista Invitational Basketball Tournament last week, falling to the Grand Valley Cardinals on Friday night, but then turning things around Saturday…

Town council meets today, appeals board on agenda

According to the agenda packet for today’s meeting of the Pagosa Springs Town Council, one of the items up for discussion will be the creation of a board of appeals…

Schanzenbaker appointed to Pagosa Waters board

The Pagosa Area Geothermal Water and Power Authority (PAGWPA) decided during a Monday night meeting to appoint David Schanzenbaker as its representative to Pagosa Waters, LLC. PAGWPA is a governmental…

Pirates win one, lose one in Wolf Creek Classic

Pirates win one, lose one in Wolf Creek Classic

The Pagosa Springs Pirates hosted the Wolf Creek Classic tournament last weekend, where they took on the Gunnison Cowboys Friday night and then faced the Buena Vista Demons the next…

Historic Preservation Board questions heritage brochure

At its regular monthly meeting last week, the Pagosa Springs Historic Preservation Board discussed a brochure produced by the Town Tourism Committee, and while Town Manager Greg Schulte had asked…

Sewer pipeline project flush with extra costs

The board for the Pagosa Springs Sanitation and General Improvement District (PSSGID) passed two resolutions at last week’s meeting — one adopting its final budget for 2015 and the other…

Pirates begin season by beating Bobcats

Pirates begin season by beating Bobcats

The Pagosa Springs Pirates played their first official basketball game of the season Tuesday night when they hosted the Ignacio Bobcats, and started the year off on the right foot…