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Richard Valdez announces sheriff candidacy

Richard Valdez announces sheriff candidacy

Although the primary election is still more than a year away, Richard Valdez, current Archuleta County undersheriff, has thrown his name in the hat for the 2014 sheriff’s election. Valdez…

Officials work to exhume body in double homicide

Officials work to exhume body in double homicide

Authorities are digging into an unsolved 1982 double homicide — literally. In the near future, Archuleta County Sheriff Det. George Barter, with the help of the New Mexico Office of…

U.S. Marshals, ACSO arrest fugitive

U.S. Marshals, with the help of Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office personnel, arrested a man Monday for sex offender-related offenses who has been evading capture for about five years. According to…

Green light for Piedra Road project

Better late than never. The reconstruction of Piedra Road is looking more like a reality for this summer following this week’s green light to put the project out to bid,…

Sales tax revenues down in April

The shoulder season in Pagosa Springs, that time of year between when the ski area closes and the warm weather arrives, officially ended this week on the backs of about…

BoCC exempts county for two years from Colorado electronic waste ban

Staff Writer The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners has opted to exempt its county landfill from Colorado’s electronic waste ban that goes into effect on July 1. The ban…

BoCC dismisses lawsuit, owner and PLPOA continue legal battle

Staff Writer The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners has decided to dismiss a nuisance ordinance lawsuit against a resident levied by the county in light of a lawsuit filed…

County hires new finance director

Staff Writer After four months with the position vacant, Archuleta County has hired a new finance director. The new hire, Larry Augsbury, is expected to begin work at the post…

Personal property taxpayer remedies

From June 15 to July 1, 2013, owners of taxable personal property (e.g., business furnishings, equipment, etc.) may challenge the county assessor’s valuation of their property. The value determined by…

HUTF: How much, and to whom?

Staff Writer If there were a catch phrase at the May 21 work session concerning Archuleta County’s payment of Highway Users Tax Funding (HUTF) to metropolitan districts in Archuleta County,…