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Authorities investigate possible arson

By Randi Pierce Staff Writer An Arboles house fire that took place late Saturday night is being investigated as a case of possible arson. According to Los Pinos Fire Protection…

Soccer team to play two matches on home pitch

By Randi Pierce Staff Writer A trip to Crested Butte didn’t end as planned for the Pagosa Springs High School soccer team last week. The team dropped the game by…

Don’t seek treasure from the gold company

By Randi Pierce Staff Writer Individuals who sold gold and other jewelry to Treasure Hunters in April can no longer seek reimbursement from the company, which has declared bankruptcy. Treasure…

Crews contain fire southeast of Pagosa Springs

By Randi Pierce Staff Writer The Cinnamon Bear Fire, discovered the afternoon of Oct. 5, was contained at 85 acres Tuesday morning, up from 30 percent containment the prior evening.…

K-9 team ends search

K-9 team ends search

By Randi Pierce Staff Writer A second search of the area where the remains of David Bruce Ritchie, 59, were found in September has been completed and is considered successful.…

Feds call for halt to county park

By Randi Pierce Staff Writer A letter written by the Colorado Field Supervisor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking to prevent Archuleta County from obtaining grant funding…

Valdez named new undersheriff

Valdez named new undersheriff

By Randi Pierce Staff Writer On Oct. 8, Archuleta County will have a new undersheriff serving under Sheriff Pete Gonzalez. Effective Friday, Oct. 5, current Undersheriff Jim Saunders will retire,…

BoCC disperses Secure Rural Schools funds

By Randi Pierce Staff Writer Two organizations working in Archuleta County have received Secure Rural Schools funding to further fire-mitigation projects within the county that satisfy the strict parameters of…

Two small wildland fires quickly contained

By Randi Pierce Staff Writer Temperatures may be falling throughout Pagosa Country as the landscape transitions into fall, but fire season is not over, as was evidenced by two fires…

Voters reminded of key deadlines

By Randi Pierce Staff Writer Ceaseless political commercials are dominating the airwaves, the first presidential debate is in the books, and November’s General Election is just around the corner. Voters…