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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…

The creation of Archuleta County

The creation of Archuleta County

The land which was to become Archuleta County had been part of Conejos County since the territory of Colorado was formed in 1861. Prior to the formation of the county…

Nationally acclaimed ‘The West’ documentary viewing continues

By Margaret Gallegos Special to The SUN The Pagosa Springs Historic Preservation Board invites you to join the community as we continue the journey into the 19th century. On Tuesday,…

Building a herd the illegal way

Building a herd the illegal way

A brand-blotting case or “rustling” or “grand larceny” was the big news in 1884. The Hoover Bros. accused the Brown Bros. of the cattle-stealing crime and produced nine cattle at…