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County unemployment rate remains steady

With efforts underway to revitalize an economic development organization in Pagosa Springs, the unemployment rate for the county remained steady from June to July. There were 36 more people in…

Pirate football schedule free from fluff

Pirate football schedule free from fluff

With the NFL already into its preseason schedule and the first hints of fall coming into the mountains, football is in the air with the Pagosa Springs Pirates preparing for…

Sales tax collection continues to rise

Even though one of the topics at tomorrow’s joint work session with Archuleta County will be ballot language concerning an increase in sales tax for November’s election, Pagosa Springs Interim…

Town to discuss vacating 6th/7th alley today

The request by local contractor Peter Adams for the Town of Pagosa Springs to give up its right of way (ROW) for the 6th/7th alley north of Navajo Street between…

Economic development restart raises concerns

The efforts to restart an economic development organization in Pagosa Country, led by Ed Morlan from the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado, were called into question by…

School-based health center continues to stir up a crowd

The Archuleta School District Board of Education (BOE) learned a valuable lesson this week — if the agenda includes a discussion of the school-based health center (SBHC) and the meeting…

Town asks county to contribute funds to operate Visitor Center

While the Pagosa Springs Town Council and the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners continue to foster an atmosphere of cooperation, the question of contributing county lodgers’ tax funds to…

Two groups deal with development issues

There are two groups operating in Pagosa Springs with goals and objectives that seem at times to be in complete opposition to each other. Ed Morlan, the executive director of…

School continues to wrestle with issues around health center

While the Archuleta School District Board of Education could not make any official decisions at the retreat it held last week, it continued to discuss the issue of opening a…

Town considers designating Res Hill a dog park

Pagosa Springs Town Council member David Schanzenbaker recently became the first councilor to take advantage of a new policy instituted by Mayor Don Volger which allows more input for setting…