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Fire restrictions lifted, effects of recent storms linger

All fire restrictions for unincorporated, private lands in Archuleta County were lifted Tuesday thanks to recent monsoonal moisture that fell in the area, but, unfortunately, the effects of the recent…

Town asks county to contribute lodgers’ tax revenue for Visitor Center

As the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners and the Pagosa Springs Town Council continue to build a stronger relationship, conducting joint work sessions every two weeks (for the most…

Unemployment rate down again for June

With excavation at the future site of Wal-Mart’s 92,000-square-foot super center in Aspen Village starting on June 6, the unemployment rate for June in Archuleta County fell by half of…

Sales tax revenue continues to grow, local governments agree not to ask for 1-percent increase

The idea of asking Archuleta County voters for a 1-percent sales tax increase on this November’s ballot may have finally been laid to rest, but at a joint work session…

Agencies considering advanced aerial mapping

Several area agencies are looking into a process called Pictometry — a patented, advanced form of aerial imagery and associated computer program named for the company that provides the service…

County seeking planning commissioners

Staff Writer Archuleta County is seeking volunteers for its planning commission, and the sooner, the better. Currently, the board has three vacancies due to resignations, and unless new volunteers are…

Economic development: Setting goals, defining roles

Staff Writer The three main economic development organizations in Archuleta County continue to work to establish their respective rolls in the community, especially in light of changes within those organizations.…

Johnston looks to continue as county surveyor

Johnston looks to continue as county surveyor

Staff Writer Current surveyor Thomas Johnston is throwing his hat in the ring for another go-round in the position. Johnston, an unaffiliated candidate, was appointed to the position in 2013…

By the numbers: June 24 primary voter turnout up

Staff Writer It’s now official — the June 24 primary election was the highest-attended primary election in several years in Archuleta County, and showed a high number of voters changing…

Council divided on sales tax issue

Staff Writer This week’s joint work session for the Pagosa Springs Town Council and the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners was canceled at the last minute due to technical…