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Town tackles tax compliance issue

During Jennie Green’s monthly report on lodgers’ tax at last week’s Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting, the issue of businesses who are out of compliance sparked quite a bit of…

Walmart appeals determination on parking lot lights

The Pagosa Springs Board of Adjustments will conduct a public hearing next Tuesday, June 30, to consider an appeal from Walmart Real Estate Business Trust regarding Town Planner James Dickhoff’s…

Property purchased, downtown grocery store progresses

If all continues to go well, by August the downtown neighborhoods of Pagosa Springs will once again enjoy a full-service grocery store. “Thank heaven, we finally closed on Monday,” Hometown…

CDOT explains changes to McCabe Creek project

The Colorado Department of Transportation has not issued a statement or news release concerning its newest plan for McCabe Creek, but the topic has come up at a number of…

McCabe Creek culvert replacement project delayed, details remain unclear

The specific details of an impending project by the Colorado Department of Transportation to replace the culverts where McCabe Creek flows beneath U.S. 160 remain unclear. “I heard an ugly…

Geothermal authority plans more drilling

The Pagosa Area Geothermal Water and Power Authority (PAGWAPA) discussed two items at its Monday night meeting — the plan to continue drilling thermal gradient (TG) wells and the need…

Tipton holds town hall meeting

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton held a town hall-style meeting recently at the Ross Aragon Community Center in Pagosa Springs where he highlighted some of the issues he has been working…

Hospital expansion plans approved

The Pagosa Springs Medical Center’s expansion project took a significant step forward this week when its major design review application was approved by the town’s planning commission, which also acts…

April sales tax shows continued growth

This year, because the Colorado Department of Revenue has been adding in the collection of back taxes from previous years — dating all the way back to 2011 — the…

Hospital releases 2014 annual report

The board of directors for the Upper San Juan Health Service District voted last week to accept the 2014 Annual Report as presented by CEO Bradley Cochennet. According to the…