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Wear denim to support survivors of sexual violence

By Mara Koch Special to The SUN April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program is sponsoring an awareness event to bring the community together around this…

Local man arrested for meth possession

Local man arrested for meth possession

Staff Writer A Pagosa Springs man was arrested last Friday for possession of meth and another controlled substance following a citizen tip. Dale Trefethen, 56, of Pagosa Springs, was booked…

Your job and recreational marijuana use

By Courtney Gibb Special to The Pagosa Springs SUN Online Question: “Can I lose my job over recreational marijuana use?” Answer: Yes, you can lose your job because of the…

Push-up victims of domestic violence: Together, we will gain strength and confidence

By Carmen Hubbs Special to The Pagosa Springs SUN Online The Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program has designed a new and fun challenge for the women of our community. Understanding…

Five arrested in downtown bust

Five arrested in downtown bust

Five individuals were arrested last week following a drug bust at a motel in downtown Pagosa Springs. The arrests took place shortly before 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, following…

10-year sentence handed down for homicide

10-year sentence handed down for homicide

During an emotional and tearful hearing, Elizabeth Blan, of Farmington, N.M., was sentenced to 10 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections for a 2011 Archuleta County homicide. Blan, 39,…

Victim of 1982 homicide identified

Victim of 1982 homicide identified

Staff Writer Nearly 32 years after his murder, the male victim of a 1982 double homicide in Archuleta County was identified last week. That male, who was previously dubbed Richard…

Arrest made in meth bust

Arrest made in meth bust

Staff Writer A Pagosa Springs man was arrested last week following the execution of a search warrant that revealed drug paraphernalia related to methamphetamines. The man, Tye Fehrenbacher, 26, of…

Woman takes plea deal in 2011 murder

Woman takes plea deal in 2011 murder

Staff Writer Following two mistrials, the suspect in a 2011 murder in Archuleta County agreed to a plea deal Monday morning. Elizabeth Blan, 39, of Farmington, N.M., pleaded guilty to…

Pursuit suspect linked to burglaries

Pursuit suspect linked to burglaries

Staff Writer The man arrested earlier this month for eluding Colorado State Patrol (CSP) troopers is now suspected in several burglaries in Archuleta and La Plata counties. Shawn Wester, 35,…