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Mountain Express: Can it continue?

Staff Writer In the face of potential cuts that could leave Archuleta County’s Mountain Express bus system without funding, a stakeholder meeting was held on May 23 to discuss the…

Chemicals, lawsuit, board politics topics at Aspen Springs meeting

Staff Writer During a May 14 regular meeting of the Aspen Springs Metropolitan District board that was, at times, contentious, several residents living within the metro district voiced concerns about…

Gonzalez joins sheriffs in gun legislation lawsuit

Staff Writer Archuleta County Sheriff Pete Gonzalez is one of 54 Colorado county sheriffs making waves following the May 17 filing of a lawsuit in U.S. District Court challenging recently…

EAGLE-Net back to work — but not in Archuleta County

Staff Writer The federal suspension levied last December on a statewide broadband project through EAGLE-Net Alliance (ENA) has been lifted, but it appears Archuleta County might not receive service in…

McLachlan recall fails

Staff Writer The recall effort against Rep. Mike McLachlan (D-Durango) failed Tuesday when organizers failed to turn signatures in to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office. The recall petition, due…

Boat capsizes at Lake Hatcher, two men rescued

Staff Writer Two men, estimated to be in their 20s, were rescued from Hatcher Lake Saturday night after their boat capsized. According to firefighter Thad McKain with the Pagosa Fire…

BoCC considers additional medical marijuana outlets

Staff Writer The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners are expected to consider an amended ordinance concerning medical marijuana in early June, potentially opening the door for additional medical marijuana…

Who will manage Casa de los Arcos?

Staff Writer Archuleta County Housing Authority is beginning the process of seeking a new management company for Casa de los Arcos — a housing facility located on South 8th Street…

County to form focus groups

Staff Writer Archuleta County’s strengths, weaknesses, needs, obstacles and priorities were the topic of a two-hour meeting held for elected officials, department heads and supervisors on May 9. The meeting,…

Police seek information in April theft case

Staff Writer Police are seeking information on a set of kayaks and related gear stolen — and subsequently returned — in April. Although the majority of the gear was recovered,…