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Town discusses sidewalk issues

Two issues concerning sidewalks in Pagosa Springs came up at Tuesday night’s town council meeting. First, Town Planner James Dickhoff asked the councilors to accept an easement donation from Kyle…

Town amends 2014 budget

At last week’s meeting, without any debate or questions, the Pagosa Springs Town Council voted to pass an amendment to its 2014 budget. “The item before you today,” Town Manager…

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…