Business – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:48:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Cotton’s Hole Park open house planned for public comments http://www.pagosasun.com/cottons-hole-park-open-house-planned-for-public-comments/ Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:00:46 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191210 By James Dickhoff
Special to The SUN
The Town of Pagosa Springs invites the community to provide comments on future Cotton’s Hole Park improvements.
In 2018, the town purchased lands to begin acquiring the area known as Cotton’s Hole as a formal public town park. This park is located at the east end of Hermosa Street along the river and had historically been used by the public as a park area and to access the San Juan River. However, the area was predominantly private property.
The town has also recently received a State Trails grant to extend the Riverwalk from Town Park heading east along Hermosa Street and through Cotton’s Hole Park. This trail is expected to be constructed next year in 2020.
The town is seeking public input on traffic circulation options for accessing the park area and potential park improvements.
A public comment open house will be hosted on Tuesday, Nov. 19, between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall, located at 551 Hot Springs Blvd. The open house format will allow you to arrive anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. and view display boards, speak with staff and provide your comments. Please plan on joining us to provide your comments on these future pubic park improvements.

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Charter school removes member from board, discusses board recruitment http://www.pagosasun.com/charter-school-removes-member-from-board-discusses-board-recruitment/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:00:51 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191222 The Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) Board of Directors voted to terminate the board membership of John Daffron at a regular meeting on Nov. 12.

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Dispatch board tweaks budget, talks E-911 surcharge and possible move http://www.pagosasun.com/dispatch-board-tweaks-budget-talks-e-911-surcharge-and-possible-move/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:00:45 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191187 At its meeting on Nov. 4, the Dispatch Executive Management Board voted to tweak its budget and continued to debate options for moving the dispatch center next year, among other things.

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School district to research grant options for HVAC upgrades http://www.pagosasun.com/school-district-to-research-grant-options-for-hvac-upgrades/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:00:45 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191234 Looking to improve the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment at two of its local schools, the Archuleta School District (ASD) Board of Education (BOE) has elected to gather more information about possibly going for one or two grants to cover a portion of the potential costs.

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BoCC authorizes eminent domain, tables liquor decision at regular meeting http://www.pagosasun.com/bocc-authorizes-eminent-domain-tables-liquor-decision-at-regular-meeting/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:00:26 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191185 In its first regular meeting in nearly a month, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) voted Tuesday to use eminent domain to gain access to a communications tower and ratified a signature on a grant application for funds to build a new courthouse, among other things.

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BoCC votes to approve noise ordinance http://www.pagosasun.com/bocc-votes-to-approve-noise-ordinance/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:00:20 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191240 At its meeting on Tuesday, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) voted to approve the second and final reading of the county’s revised noise ordinance.

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PFPD talks contract, URA and budget http://www.pagosasun.com/pfpd-talks-contract-ura-and-budget/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:00:13 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191202 The Pagosa Fire Protection District (PFPD) Board of Directors met Tuesday to continue contract negotiations with chief Randy Larson and review the 2020 budget.

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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/public-meetings-197/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:00:08 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191172 The following meetings are subject to change.
Thursday, Nov. 14
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners special work session — 2020 budget departmental review. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Pagosa Springs Town Council budget work session. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. 1:30 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta School District Board of Education special meeting. 5 p.m., Pagosa Springs Middle School library, 309 Lewis St.
Upper San Juan Health Service District regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center Great Room, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Town of Pagosa Springs Historic Preservation Board work session. 9 a.m., Pagosa Baking Company, 238 Pagosa St.
Archuleta County Republican Central Committee meeting. Noon, Pagosa Brewing, 118 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Upper San Juan Library District board meeting. 4 p.m., Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St.
Thursday, Nov. 21
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, Nov. 26
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Town Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments and Design Review Board. 5:30 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, Dec. 3
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Dec. 4-8
Archuleta School District 50 Joint Board of Education notice of gathering. The board will be traveling to Colorado Springs to attend the annual Colorado Association of School Boards conference.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce conference room, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
Monday, Dec. 9
Pagosa Peak Open School Board of Directors regular meeting. 5 p.m., 7 Parelli Way.
Public meeting information should be sent to editor@pagosasun.com with “Public Meeting” in the subject line. The deadline is noon Monday each week prior to publication for that week’s issue.

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Holiday Hoopla to begin Nov. 15 http://www.pagosasun.com/holiday-hoopla-to-begin-nov-15/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:00:01 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191267 By Mary Jo Coulehan
Special to The PREVIEW
What was once the Parade of Stores weekend shopping extravaganza has now morphed into the Holiday Hoopla, giving stores and shoppers more time to embrace the concept of “Shopping Local.”
The Hoopla event technically takes place from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15 whereby shoppers can reap the rewards of special discounts and chances to enter the prize packages. However, remember that you an always shop local.
This year, more than 35 retail stores and restaurants will be participating in the Hoopla. Let’s get started.
First off, stop by any of the participating retail stores and sign up and receive your Hoopla card. Keep this with you to use at the other participating retail stores and restaurants during this shopping period. When shopping, for every $10 you spend, you will be entered into drawings for special prize packages to be awarded after Dec. 15. Different from the Parade of Stores rules, it doesn’t matter whether you spend $10 or $100, you get one entry, not one entry for every $10 you spend. However, the same concept remains, the more you shop, the more times you can be entered in the drawings. You can also be entered multiple times in the same store if you make multiple visits and purchases.
Also, use your Hoopla card at participating restaurants to receive restaurant discounts for food and beverage specials. After all, we need sustenance when we shop ‘til we drop.
There are many opportunities to shop local during this time frame. Many stores will be offering specials only on certain days. Some stores may take advantage of national programs such as Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
How do you know how to take advantage of these specials? Check out the Holiday Hoopla pages in this week’s The Pagosa Springs SUN PREVIEW.
Not only does your shopping dollar give almost three times the value of circulation by shopping local, you also support your friends, neighbors and community residents. Sometimes online shopping is just tough to beat. However, be thoughtful in your gift giving and try to send gifts from your community and support Pagosa Springs.
Downtown lighting and caroling Nov. 29
The Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and downtown business community will be bringing back the lighting of the Visitor Center on Nov. 29 — the day after Thanksgiving. This is a perfect time during this holiday season to gather the family and come downtown for a community experience.
Victorian carolers will be roaming the downtown district from about 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. They will be around the stores until about 5 p.m., at which time they will be at the Visitor Center/Chamber when the building will be “lit up.”
Surrounding businesses will also attempt to coordinate the downtown lighting at 5 p.m. Many of the parks and bridges are on timers, but we are aiming for the 5 p.m. time slot to light up our town. Come to the center, where hot drinks and cookies will be served and Santa will make his initial visit to the Visitor Center. Enjoy the carolers before they head back out into the downtown district.
Many of the stores in the historical district will be open until 6 or 6:30 p.m. so that shoppers can take advantage of any specials and enjoy the music. The carolers will close out their singing at The Springs Resort, so you can also take advantage of a warm and cozy place to gather after hitting the shopping streets. If you have visitors or family in town, this is a perfect opportunity to show off your community with this beautiful lighting.
Remember to get your Hoopla cards and shop local.

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Judge makes preliminary findings that BoCC made decisions behind closed doors http://www.pagosasun.com/judge-makes-preliminary-findings-that-bocc-made-decisions-behind-closed-doors/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:58:47 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191151 A Nov. 3 court order from Sixth Judicial district Chief Judge Jeffrey Wilson makes a preliminary finding that the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) made policy decisions during executive session earlier this year that should have been in made in public.

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