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January sales tax 1.62 percent ahead of 2015

The total sales tax collection in January for Archuleta County was $630,441.77, according to a report issued on Thursday, March 8, by Archuleta County Finance Director Larry Walton, with the…

Town voters have opportunity to opt out of broadband limitations

Less than 25 years ago, the World Wide Web and email communication were just getting started. Now, we can’t live without them. Internet connection is critical to personal and business…

Community Foundation infuses nearly $1 million into nonprofits in 2015

Community Foundation infuses nearly $1 million into nonprofits in 2015

By Paige Elliott Special to The SUN The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado infused nearly $1 million into Southwest Colorado’s nonprofit community in 2015, including: • $208,058 in grants facilitated…

County’s unemployment rate at 3.5 percent

The unemployment rate for Archuleta County rose to 3.5 percent in January, with 6,175 people in the labor force and 214 of those claiming unemployment. In December of 2015, there…

Public Meetings

The following meetings are subject to change. Thursday, March 17 Pagosa Springs Town Council work session. 5 p.m., Ross Aragon Community Center. Tuesday, March 22 Archuleta County Board of County…

Judge to review executive session recording Public meeting tonight on 5th Street bridge

As the Town of Pagosa Springs prepares for its public meeting at 5 p.m. today to discuss the prospective bridge over the San Juan River at 5th Street and the…

Chamber, CDC welcome community involvement

For those who went to the economic forum hosted by the Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation (CDC) on Friday, March 4, there was some thought-provoking information released and a lot…

Hospital board cancels election, considers expansion contract details

By Leah Ballard Staff Writer The Upper San Juan Health Service District (USJHSD)called a special meeting on Monday, March 7, to cancel the election of new board members. Three candidates…

Oil and gas excavation: BLM lease sale information presented to BoCC

On Tuesday, March 8, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) heard a presentation on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) lease sale scheduled for May. Walt Brown, a…

LPEA to host ‘Lunch and Lights’ workshop in Pagosa Springs

By Indiana Reed Special to The SUN Continuing its free information series designed to help co-op members understand the new lighting technology and save energy, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA)…