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Local unemployment rate up slightly in June

Staff Writer The unemployment rate for Archuleta County in June 2013 was 7.8 percent, up slightly compared to 7.6 percent in May, but down significantly compared to 8.9 percent in…

County working on 2014 budget, strategic plan

Staff Writer Work on the 2014 Archuleta County budget is officially underway, and work towards a strategic plan for the county is progressing. The strategic plan, an effort spearheaded by…

County seeks new administrator

Staff Writer Archuleta County is again in the hunt for a new county administrator. The contract for the current administrator, Jesse Smith, expires Oct. 15, and will not be renewed…

Bid accepted for Piedra Road work

Staff Writer Construction on Piedra Road is nearing reality following the opening of bids for the reconstruction project last week. Following the opening of the bids Wednesday, July 17, the…

Roads: To mill or not to mill

Staff Writer Affected residents made themselves clear during a work session with Archuleta County last week: Don’t mill up our roads. The work session was held July 10, allowing the…

May sales tax up

Staff Writer May sales tax revenue received in July 2013 totaled $504,611.42. This is an increase of $30,407.72 or 6.41 percent over May 2012. Each month, Pagosa Springs Town Manager…

Area groups, governments consider impacts of energy development

Staff Writer The Chama Peak Land Alliance has partnered with Archuleta County, Rio Arriba County (New Mexico), Future West and Grouthtruth Geographics to consider and discuss the impacts of energy…

Fees paid, suit against disposal company dismissed

Staff Writer Archuleta County Attorney Todd Starr’s office has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the owner of At Your Disposal filed in June. The lawsuit alleged thousands…

County terminates HUTF agreements with metro districts

Staff Writer The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners has terminated funding agreements for dispensing Highway Users Tax Funds to the five metropolitan districts in Archuleta County. The current agreements…

Carl Smith announces sheriff candidacy

Carl Smith announces sheriff candidacy

By Bob Hite Special to The SUN On Saturday, June 22, Carl Smith announced his candidacy for the office of Archuleta County Sheriff at the Patriot’s Day celebration hosted by…