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Arboles zoning concerns raised with county commissioners

In 2006, zoning regulations were adopted by Archuleta County. Several residents of the Arboles area now feel the zoning adopted by the county for their area in particular was flawed.…

ACSO arrests two in burglary

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) arrested two individuals on April 18 after they burglarized a hotel under renovation. The full version of this story is available in the print…

County’s unemployment rate decreases to 3 percent

The unemployment rate for Archuleta County dropped to 3 percent in March, with 6,375 people in the labor force and 192 of those claiming unemployment. The full version of this…

Enforcement of county nuisance ordinance may include criminal charges

An Archuleta County ordinance approved in 2008, and amended in 2009, authorizes steps to eliminate nuisances throughout the unincorporated areas of the county. The full version of this story is…

Public Meetings

The following meetings are subject to change. Thursday, April 20 Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District work session and board meeting. 4 p.m. work session, 5:30 p.m. board meeting. PAWSD…

Deadline nears for housing needs survey

By Mary Jo Coulehan Special to The SUN Please do not forget to take the Housing Need Study contracted jointly by the Town of Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County. The…

Rise in residential property values will offset decline in assessment rate

By May 1 this year, local residents will begin receiving biennial notices of the reassessed, current values of their properties. The notices will concern valuations becoming effective in 2017. The…

ACSO reports increase in domestic violence calls

On Saturday, April 15, the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) responded to a domestic violence case that resulted in the arrest of one male. The full version of this story…

Property owners encouraged to sign up for emergency notification system

Archuleta County Assessor Natalie Woodruff informed the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners at the board’s Tuesday morning work session that notices will soon be mailed to county property owners…

Ordinance restricts open burning in county

At its regular meeting on Tuesday this week, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners gave final approval to an ordinance to require permits for open burning in the unincorporated…