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County extends marijuana moratorium

Staff Writer With possible approval of an ordinance regulating marijuana businesses just around the corner, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners extended the county’s moratorium on retail marijuana businesses…

Voter affiliation FAQs answered

Staff Writer In advance of the June 24 primary election, a number of Archuleta County’s registered voters have received a letter in the mail that has generated several questions. The…

Governor to visit, sign geothermal bill May 30

Staff Writer Next Friday, May 30, Gov. John Hickenlooper will visit Pagosa Springs to sign HB14-1222 — a bill concerning geothermal energy generation and financing — into law. The ceremony…

Memorial Day services Monday

Staff Writer Memorial Day may be an unofficial start to the summer season, but it is also a day to remember those who have served or are currently serving our…

Pirates fall prey to No. 2 Tigers to end season

Staff Writer The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate baseball team fell prey to the Holy Family Tigers in district action last Saturday, ending Pagosa’s season. The Pirates entered the post…

Guilty plea in 2013 vehicular homicide

Staff Writer Jared Earley, the driver in an October accident that killed a New Mexico man, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide DUI on May 6. He is scheduled to be…

County administrator appoints new finance director

Staff Writer Archuleta County has a new finance director — with a familiar face. Larry Walton, who for years has served as the county’s contracts and procurement officer, accepted the…

Fire crews busy despite snow

Staff Writer Despite the late season snowy weather, area fire crews stayed busy Monday with both wildland and structure fires. At about 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, a call reported…

Woman bitten by bear while camping

Staff Writer An unidentified woman was attacked by a bear while camping on private property south of Pagosa Springs Saturday morning. Subsequent to the attack, the bear was tracked by…

Tempers flare over nuisance ordinance

Staff Writer An Aspen Springs property owner has been given 90 days to clean up her property before Archuleta County takes additional action against her. According to Archuleta County officials,…