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Pirates receive post-season track honors

Pirates receive post-season track honors

The Pagosa Springs Pirates track and field team had 11 members named to the Intermountain League all-conference team. Athletes named to the all-conference team include: Tate Drane for the 400-meter…

PAWSD continues to battle water loss problem

In May 2013, the percentage of treated water lost by the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District increased to 35 percent. The 12-month running percentage loss for the year is…

What can we learn from the Little Sand Fire?

On June 18 and 19, the community will have the chance to discuss the management and impacts of last year’s Little Sand Fire, as well as tour the burn area.…

As summer approaches, water concerns sharpen

Staff Writer Discussions of water levels in Pagosa Country lakes, streams and reservoirs by our officials begin with the same comment: “We cannot make predictions.” According to the Natural Resources…

Natural gas project proposed in county

Staff Writer A legal notice has been printed in the Pagosa Springs SUN notifying the public of a comment opportunity concerning a proposal for natural gas extraction in the North…

The lessons of Little Sand, a year later

By Melissa Stedman and Randi Pierce Staff Writers Just over one year ago, on May 13, 2012, a lightning strike ignited a fire in the Piedra area northwest of Pagosa…

Health department continues its work in Pagosa Country

Staff Writer The San Juan Basin Health Department (SJBHD) is an organized district health department with offices located in both Archuleta and La Plata counties, serving residents since 1948. Currently,…

PAWSD and SJWCD: Much ado about Dry Gulch

Staff Writer The Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD) has sent a letter to the San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD) concerning an alleged proposal by SJWCD for a…

Site visits prompt changes at hospital

Staff Writer The Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC) has undergone two routine site visits and one non-routine site visit from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) over…

USJHSD to charge interest on overdue medical bills

Staff Writer The Upper San Juan Health Service District (USJHSD) Board of Directors unanimously approved a motion to begin charging an 8-percent interest charge on all overdue medical bills beginning…