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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…

Traffic closures expected on Trujillo Road, pipeline project continues

A portion of Trujillo Road stretching south from Pagosa Springs to the transfer station and recycling center will be closed at various times over the next few weeks as Hammerlund…

Unemployment rate drops in April

With the grand opening of Walmart on April 22 and the recent addition or expansion of several smaller businesses within the community, Pagosa Country’s unemployment rate continued to fall in…

Sewer district considers dormant account status

Having a dormant sewer account may soon be a possibility for certain customers of the Pagosa Springs Sanitation and General Improvement District (PSSGID), according to a decision made at last…

Town supports Downtown Task Force

A Department of Local Affairs (DoLA) grant application to help support the Downtown Task Force was just one of several items the Pagosa Springs town council decided to move forward…