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County’s unemployment rate decreases to 2.3 percent

The unemployment rate for Archuleta County decreased to 2.3 percent in July, with 6,971 people in the labor force and 159 of those claiming unemployment. The full version of this…

Back to school: Parents encouraged to sign bus contracts early

With the start of the 2017-2018 school year less than a month away, parents who intend to have their children ride the bus are encouraged to return signed bus contracts…

Taking a closer look at the county’s sales tax request

A resolution approved at the Aug. 15 regular meeting of the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) means Archuleta County voters will have another choice to make this fall—…

Local man arrested for felony menacing, theft

On Aug. 19, the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) arrested a man who was allegedly intoxicated and pointed a stolen shotgun at a deputy. The full version of this story…

Public Meetings

The following meetings are subject to change. Thursday, Aug. 17 Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting and work session. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd. Town council…

HomesFund expands lending to developers of affordable housing

By Lisa Bloomquist Palmer Special to The SUN Developers of affordable housing in La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta and San Juan counties have a new source of funding for development of…

More road construction on the horizon

Pagosa Country will soon be seeing even more road construction. On Tuesday afternoon, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners awarded a contract to Strohecker Asphalt and Gravel to do…

County asking voters for sales tax increase

It’s official: This election season, Archuleta County voters will consider a 1 percent sales tax increase for the county to fund “justice system capital improvements,” including the construction of a…

Sales tax collections up 5.06 percent over last year

Sales tax collections for June 2017 were 5.6 percent higher than sales tax collections in June of 2016, with the year-to-date collections for 2017 being 5.06 percent higher than the…

Two seats open for Archuleta School District Board of Education

By Robyn Bennett Special to The SUN The Board of Education of Archuleta School District 50 JT in the counties of Archuleta and Hinsdale, State of Colorado, calls for nomination…