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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,…

BoCC agrees to HUTF funds for Timber Ridge metro district

Staff Writer Giving Highway Users Tax Funds (HUTF) to metropolitan districts in Archuleta County was the topic of discussion for more than one hour at Tuesday’s meeting of the Archuleta…

Tanker crash, spill closes U.S. 160 Saturday

Staff Writer A portion of U.S. 160 west of Pagosa Springs closed for nearly 12 hours Saturday, May 4, following the rollover of a fuel tanker and subsequent spill of…

Burglar vacations in local homes

Staff Writer An Illinois man is currently in jail after reportedly admitting to authorities that he broke into and stayed at several houses located east of Pagosa Springs. Preston Philippe,…

BoCC extends medical marijuana moratorium

Staff Writer With the expiration of a moratorium banning new medical marijuana businesses looming, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday afternoon that extends that moratorium…

Pirates get first road win of season, host Sargent today

Pirates get first road win of season, host Sargent today

Staff Writer The Pirate baseball team got its exercise in Tuesday, when it broke out for 19 runs and brought home a 19-16 win over the 2A Sanford Indians. Unfortunately…

What does the future hold for Casa de los Arcos?

Staff Writer The Archuleta County Housing Authority board was dealt a blow Monday afternoon during an emergency meeting — the loss of director Jodi Halstead, and a potential loss of…

Two injured, one serious, in Sunday crash

Staff Writer Two men were taken to the hospital Sunday night following an accident in which both men were ejected from a pickup at a site next to Cemetery Road.…

County property valuations: ‘… not as ugly as we thought’

Staff Writer Preliminary property tax figures are in for 2013 (paid in 2014), and things don’t look quite as bad as originally expected for Archuleta County. The totals are preliminary,…