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School district lowers kindergarten tuition

In an attempt to have more kids attend full-day kindergarten, the Archuleta School District (ASD) Board of Education voted on June 13 to cut the tuition cost for full-day kindergarten…

Rotary awards record $30,000 in scholarships

By Livia Lynch Special to The SUN The Pagosa Springs Rotary Club is proud to announce those individuals receiving 2017 Rotary scholarships totaling a record $30,000. The full version of…

New charter school law provides greater accountability, transparency to parents, taxpayers

By Mike Wetzel Special to The SUN Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1375 into law opening a new chapter in transparency and accountability for charter schools in Colorado. The…

Charter school hires additional advisors

The board of the Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) approved hiring three additional advisors (teachers) Sunday afternoon, bringing the new school’s count to four so far. The full version of…

Education legislation: Determining how laws are applied

Last month I reported on the education bills that were considered during the 2017 legislative session. The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition…

Temperature inversions responsible for air quality trends in Pagosa Springs

Temperature inversions responsible for air quality trends in Pagosa Springs

By Nate Houston Special to The SUN People often visit small towns such as Pagosa Springs to escape the smog and pollution of big cities, but is Pagosa’s air quality…

District suspends policy: Board member can be hired as teacher

The Archuleta School District (ASD) Board of Education (BOE) voted Tuesday evening to hire, or to allow the district to extend an offer to, several familiar faces, landing those familiar…

Public Meetings

The following meetings are subject to change. Sunday, June 11 Pagosa Peak Open School board meeting. 4 p.m., 7 Parelli Way. Monday, June 12 San Juan Water Conservancy District board…

School board set to consider upcoming year’s budget

Hiring new assistant superintendent, policy changes and more on agenda Archuleta School District’s (ASD) draft budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year includes another projected increase in the district’s enrollment, as…

High school grads win more than 100 scholarships, totaling more than $600,000

High school grads win more than  100 scholarships,  totaling more  than $600,000

The 65 graduates of the Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) class of 2017 are walking away from their time in high school with more than just their diplomas and memories.…