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County finance report predicts positive end-of-year numbers

By Marshall Dunham Staff Writer The county is due to end the fiscal year with $500,000 of unanticipated sales tax revenue, according to a quarterly finance report presented by Archuleta…

Lawsuit over county legal services dropped

The civil suit filed against the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) and Todd Starr, the county’s legal counsel, has been dismissed by the four residents who recently filed…

Town and county approve emergency response plans

According to a November El Niño update, the peak of the current El Niño “is expected to occur in the next month or so,” and local officials are continuing to…

Sales tax revenues continue to show growth

The total sales tax collection in September for Archuleta County was $910,147.74, according to a report issued late last week by Archuleta County Finance Director Larry Walton, with $455,073.87 going…

ASCO implements new program to read to youth

ASCO implements new program to read to youth

By Marshall Dunham Staff Writer The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) is implementing a new program to read to the youth of Archuleta County. The program includes the kindergarten and…

If building permits are up, why is construction sales tax down?

While sales tax collections in Archuleta County have broken several records this year, and all indications are that the local economy is recovering after the most recent recession, one industry…

Regional organizations issue report on economic health

The Economic Health and Diversity Report, the first report in a series titled “The 2015 Southwest Colorado Index,” was published Nov. 5, according to a press release from Paige Elliott…

Civil suit filed over county legal services contract

A group of four Archuleta County residents has filed a civil lawsuit against Archuleta County concerning the county’s legal services agreement with Rose Walker Starr LLP. More specifically, the case…

Behind the scenes of Archuleta County Victim Assistance

Behind the scenes of Archuleta County Victim Assistance

Karen Hatfield sat behind her desk as the afternoon sun peered through the window, her unwavering blue eyes filled with conviction and sincerity. “I totally and completely believe in what…

Seeking affordable housing solutions

Archuleta County is experiencing a housing crisis that is manifesting both in the amount of housing available, and the affordability of housing.  The SUN has been running a series of…