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Unemployment rate drops in April

With the grand opening of Walmart on April 22 and the recent addition or expansion of several smaller businesses within the community, Pagosa Country’s unemployment rate continued to fall in…

Town, county help school district save thousands

The school district, town and county have now all signed off on a project that is slated to save the school district thousands of dollars per month — allowing the…

Arizona man rescued after hours atop Wolf Creek Pass

An unidentified Arizona man was rescued after spending several hours in the snow atop Wolf Creek Pass Saturday night and Sunday morning. The 65-year-old man had apparently gone out looking…

American Legion collecting unserviceable flags

By Roy Vega Special to The SUN The American Legion is collecting unserviceable American and Colorado state flags for proper disposal on or about Flag Day, June 14. The full…

Airport receives almost $5 million for taxiway project

The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to accept more than $4.7 million in grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for safety-related construction at…

Commissioners hear first-quarter finance report

Archuleta County is in good financial shape after the first quarter of the year, according to a May 5 report by Archuleta County Finance Director Larry Walton. The report is…

Heightened seat belt enforcement underway

By Sam Cole Special to The SUN Last year, 156 people in Colorado who lost their lives in crashes weren’t wearing a seat belt. Those lives account for over half…

Comments sought on reopening gravel pits, expansion

In a public notice giving citizens an opportunity to comment, the Pagosa Ranger District is proposing to re-enter the existing Gordon Creek and Chub Draw gravel pits to provide a…

County considers changes to marijuana ordinance

The first reading of Archuleta County’s proposed updated marijuana ordinance last week featured several small changes to the ordinance that was originally approved last year, as well as a larger…

County facility update

As expected, the courthouse is at the forefront for Archuleta County’s elected officials and staff following the recent flooding of the western portion of the building after a series of…