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‘The fight in Archuleta County was fierce and hot’

‘The fight in Archuleta County was fierce and hot’

We have been describing the bitter contest between Anglos and Hispanics for control of the Archuleta County government during the first years following creation of the county. Today, we continue…

The battle over Archuleta County’s government continues

The battle over Archuleta County’s government continues

During the first 15 years of its existence, competition between Anglos and Hispanics for control of the Archuleta County government was so fierce it attracted the attention of newspapers across…

Historic downtown walking tour set for Sunday

By Margaret Gallegos Special to The SUN Take a walk through the historic Town of Pagosa Springs on Sunday, May 17, with community members Twila Brown and Judy James. They…

An indictment for riot and a dismissal of charges

An indictment for riot and a dismissal of charges

We wrote last week about the friction between Anglos and Hispanics for control of the government of newly formed Archuleta County. When the first elected county officials met to organize…

Historic Preservation Month activities announced

By Margaret Gallegos Special to The PREVIEW Historic Preservation Month is celebrated nationally during the month of May, and is a tradition in the state of Colorado and in Pagosa…

Learn about ‘Galvanized Yankees’ May 2

By April Holthaus Special to The PREVIEW During the Civil War, the Union Army wanted to empty its prison camps and stop feeding and burying Confederate prisoners. Many of these…

Trouble with the county commissioners

Trouble with the county commissioners

When Archuleta County was organized in 1885, the first county officers were appointed by Gov. Benjamin Harrison Eaton. In 1886, an election was held for the first elected county officers.…

Historic Preservation Month poster contest for students launched

By Margaret Gallegos Special to The PREVIEW The town’s Historic Preservation Board (HPB) is hosting the annual Historic Preservation Month youth artwork poster contest. The HPB encourages all Pagosa Springs…

Early roads and an auction

Early roads and an auction

We’ve been writing about the first county road system created after the county was formed in 1885. Road locations are historically important because where the roads were, that’s where the…

‘The West’ documentary series continues through May

By Margaret Gallegos Special to The PREVIEW “A frenzy seized my soul … piles of gold rose up before me … castles of marble … In short, I had a…

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