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Pursuit suspect linked to burglaries

Pursuit suspect linked to burglaries

Staff Writer The man arrested earlier this month for eluding Colorado State Patrol (CSP) troopers is now suspected in several burglaries in Archuleta and La Plata counties. Shawn Wester, 35,…

46-year sentence for 1988 murder

46-year sentence  for 1988 murder

Staff Writer Charles Ray Stane, 58, convicted last fall of second degree murder for a 1988 incident, was sentenced to 46 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections on Tuesday…

Authorities continue search for fugitive

Authorities continue search for fugitive

Staff Writer Area law enforcement remains on the lookout for a fugitive who escaped from a Durango correctional facility last Thursday afternoon, Jan. 16. Brandon Vaughn, 26, was serving a…

Lady Pirates undefeated, face Centauri Saturday

Staff Writer The Pagosa Springs High School Lady Pirates are continuing their winning ways, holding a perfect 8-0 record as they head into the conference-heavy portion of the season. The…

County hires planning manager

Staff Writer Archuleta County is again close to having a full staff following this week’s announcement of the hiring of a new planning manager. James Shoopman is expected to start…

County to hold work session on marijuana issues

Staff Writer Archuleta County will hold a work session next Tuesday, Jan. 21, concerning the development of an ordinance on retail operations for recreational marijuana. The county’s Retail Marijuana Steering…

Cause of Jan. 8 plane crash remains unknown

Staff Writer The cause of a minor plane crash at Stevens Field, the Archuleta County airport, on Jan. 8 remains unknown. And, because the incident was minor, a cause may…

Empty Bowls fills local food banks

Empty Bowls fills local food banks

Staff Writer For several years, local food banks have benefited from the Empty Bowls fund-raiser, and this year is no different. A nationwide effort to support local food banks, Empty…

County: ‘Share the tax’

Staff Writer Archuleta County is making known that it is not in favor of a possible increase in the town’s sales tax, instead suggesting both entities should, and would have…

Geothermal leaps forward with partnership, $3.8 million grant

Staff Writer The burgeoning geothermal industry in Pagosa Springs took a significant step forward this week, with the final signature placed on an agreement that officially creates a public-private parternship…