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Pirates seek key win against Alamosa Friday

Pirates seek key win against Alamosa Friday

Staff Writer At 12-0 on the season, the Pagosa Springs High School Lady Pirates have become a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court. The team further solidified…

Area law enforcement perform compliance check

Staff Writer An increased presence of law enforcement in the area last Thursday had onlookers wondering what was going on, but rest assured — it was only a compliance check.…

Woman takes plea deal in 2011 murder

Woman takes plea deal in 2011 murder

Staff Writer Following two mistrials, the suspect in a 2011 murder in Archuleta County agreed to a plea deal Monday morning. Elizabeth Blan, 39, of Farmington, N.M., pleaded guilty to…

Lady Pirates top Centauri in first league match

Lady Pirates top Centauri in first league match

Staff Writer A trio of wins over the last week improved the Pagosa Springs High School Lady Pirates to an unblemished, 11-0 record, with the second conference game of the…

BoCC appoints Lucero as board chair for fourth year

BoCC appoints Lucero as board chair for fourth year

Staff Writer In traditional fashion, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners made several beginning-of-the-year decisions at their first two meetings, including naming Clifford Lucero as chair of the board…

Commissioner visits D.C. in favor of legislation

Commissioner visits D.C. in favor of legislation

Staff Writer For the second time as a commissioner, Michael Whiting has represented Archuleta County in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Whiting was invited to visit the capital on behalf of…

Woodruff announces candidacy for county assessor

Woodruff announces candidacy for county assessor

Staff Writer Natalie Woodruff has thrown her hat in the ring for a second term as Archuleta County assessor for the 2014 election. Woodruff recently announced her candidacy for the…

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…