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Personal property declaration filing deadline nearing

By Carla Elliott Special to The SUN The Archuleta County assessor reminds all persons owning, possessing or controlling taxable personal property (furnishings, equipment and other movable personal property) that the…

Man steals identity to get out of traffic ticket

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) is currently in the process of getting a warrant for an individual who lied to deputies about who he was during a traffic stop.…

Courts, sheriff support Harman Museum site for new county facility

Discussion by the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) of the recent proposal of the site of the Fred Harman Art Museum as a location for a new jail…

Council approves first reading of Enclave rezoning ordinance

During its regular meeting on Thursday, March 23, the Pagosa Springs Town Council voted to approve the first reading of Ordinance 854. The full version of this story is available…

Public Meetings

The following meetings are subject to change. Tuesday, April 4 Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.…

County’s unemployment rate increases to 4 percent

The unemployment rate for Archuleta County rose to 4 percent in February, with 6,274 people in the labor force and 253 of those claiming unemployment. The full version of this…

Archuleta County receives funding for National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day activities

By Pam Wilson Special to The SUN National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is May 6. Recently, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) selected 150 communities to receive $500 project funding…

County to acquire new trash compactor for landfill

At its regular meeting on March 21, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners approved action to complete a lease-purchase agreement for the acquisition of a new trash compactor for…

Proposal to change county land use code may impede community’s broadband efforts

Archuleta County’s land use regulations require that in residential areas, utility lines are to be buried. The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition…

Harman location proposed for new sheriff’s office, jail

Local businessman J.R. Ford presented a new proposal for the location of the future Archuleta County justice center to the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners at its work session…