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Charter school contract approved

After delaying a decision earlier in the week, the Archuleta School District (ASD) Board of Education (BOE) unanimously approved the charter contract for the Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS), which…

BoCC declares potential conflicts of interest

At the regular Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) meeting on Feb. 7, board chair Steve Wadley observed to his fellow commissioners that it is important for the public…

Discussion of justice center location continues

Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu once said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” The question for Archuleta County 2,500 years later seems to be, when does…

Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office to hold public Q&A forum

By Mike LeRoux Special to The SUN This week, the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office announced its upcoming public question-and-answer forum to be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 11:30 a.m. at…

Region 9 announces new board members

By Terry Blair-Burton SUN Columnist The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado announces Craig Benally, Steve Garcher and Rebecca Anderson have joined the Region 9 Board of Directors.…

Commissioner debate over justice center heats up

Last September, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners decided in a 2-1 vote over the dissent of Commissioner Michael Whiting that a critically needed new justice center should be…

County will sue for damages from courthouse roof repair, jail flooding

County Attorney Todd Starr said Archuleta County will bring suit against Hart Construction Corp. later this month for alleged defective workmanship in repairing the roof of the Archuleta County Courthouse…

ACSO seizes 88.8 pounds of marijuana in bust

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) recently conducted a drug bust that resulted in the seizure of 88.8 pounds of marijuana. The full version of this story is available in…

Public Meetings

The following meetings are subject to change. Tuesday, Feb. 7 Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.…

County’s unemployment rate increases to 3.2 percent

The unemployment rate for Archuleta County increased to 3.2 percent in December, with 6,027 people in the labor force and 191 of those claiming unemployment. The full version of this…