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County joins quest to protect Rio Grande cutthroat trout

Staff Writer Archuleta and nine other Colorado counties are banding together with the Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout County Coalition in an attempt to avoid having the fish listed as federally…

Candidates in contested primary races provide views

Staff Writer As of Monday, June 2, ballots were mailed to active, affiliated voters for the Archuleta County primary election. However, only two county-level races are contested in the primary…

Jail captain resigns, Weiss named interim manager

Archuleta County will soon be in the market for a new captain for the Archuleta County Detention Center — but not quite yet. Randy Yoder, who took over as detention…

Concerns raised as primary election nears

With the primary election only weeks away and ballots expected to hit mailboxes next week, Archuleta County Clerk and Recorder June Madrid held a special meeting with staff members from…

Pagosa to host Gov. Hickenlooper for bill signing Friday

By Mary Jo Coulehan Special to The SUN Community ownership, community projects and economic development will be celebrated on Friday, May 30 when Pagosa Springs hosts Gov. John Hickenlooper as…

County heading to court to clean Aspen Springs property

Despite striking a tentative agreement with an Aspen Springs property owner to clean up her property, which is in violation of the county’s nuisance ordinance, the county is now moving…

County extends marijuana moratorium

Staff Writer With possible approval of an ordinance regulating marijuana businesses just around the corner, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners extended the county’s moratorium on retail marijuana businesses…

County’s unemployment rate down significantly

Staff Writer Despite the recent struggles of the Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation, the local economy shows signs of improving this summer, with the unemployment rate for April falling drastically.…

Sales tax collections up significantly for March

Staff Writer When the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners and the Pagosa Springs Town Council met on March 9 to discuss a new 1-percent sales tax increase, Councilor David…

County administrator appoints new finance director

Staff Writer Archuleta County has a new finance director — with a familiar face. Larry Walton, who for years has served as the county’s contracts and procurement officer, accepted the…