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Public Meetings

The following meetings are subject to change. Thursday, May 14 Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District regular meeting. 5 p.m., 100 Lyn Ave. Saturday, May 16 La Plata Electric Association…

County approves $576,000 remodel for Harman house

By John Finefrock Staff Writer The Archuleta County Commissioners have awarded a $576,000 contract to Snowy River Construction to remodel the former home of Norma and Fred Harman III. The…

Structure fire on County Road 551 under investigation

By Chris Mannara Staff Writer A structure fire that occurred on County Road 551 is currently under investigation by the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office. The full version of this story…

Courthouse offices temporarily closed due to potential COVID-19 exposure

Out of an abundance of caution, Archuleta County Clerk, Archuleta County Treasurer and Archuleta County Assessor offices are closed due to an immediate relative of an employee being exposed to…

Ahead of the curve? Local business owners looking for a variance from public health orders

By Chris Mannara Staff Writer A group of local business owners is looking to local governments to apply for a variance from the state’s Safer at Home orders. According to…

Health order prohibits vacation rentals from operating

By John Finefrock Staff Writer The state health department has issued an order that prohibits vacation rentals from operating in Colorado, according to Archuleta County Attorney Todd Weaver. At the…

Major design review sketch of new courthouse approved, reduced scope possible for final design

By Chris Mannara Staff Writer The major design review sketch for the planned Archuleta County Courthouse was approved by the Pagosa Springs Planning Commission at a regular meeting on April…

Region 9 and partners assist 36 businesses across the region

By Stephani Burditt Special to The SUN The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado has provided $226,000 in no- and low-interest loans to 36 businesses throughout southwest Colorado,…

County’s improperly divided parcel program scheduled to expire

By John Finefrock Staff Writer Archuleta County’s program to legalize certain improperly divided lots is scheduled to end on May 31. “Do you have property in Archuleta County less than…

Sales tax revenues up in February, expected to ‘crash’

By John Finefrock Staff Writer February sales tax revenue for the town and county is 22 percent higher than February of last year, but local officials expect those revenues to…