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County, town extend declarations of local disaster

By John Finefrock and Chris Mannara Staff Writers Both the Town of Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County have extended their respective local disaster orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic.…

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Pagosa Springs Medical Center on Aug. 13

Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC), in collaboration with San Juan Basin Public Health, will be offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PSMC is…

Local coalition rallying growers, securing food for food pantries

By John Finefrock Staff Writer The Archuleta County Food Equity Coalition has been working to increase the local food supply since 2017. Pauline Benetti, who is involved with the growers’…

Community leaders discuss unified message around COVID-19

Community leaders discuss unified message around COVID-19

By John Finefrock Staff Writer Amid rising COVID-19 cases in Archuleta County, community leaders on Tuesday discussed the virus in general and putting out a unified message to help curb…

Wolf Creek Ski Area seeking public input with reopening survey

By John Finefrock Staff Writer Wolf Creek Ski Area (WCSA) is seeking public input to plan for reopening next winter amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The full version of this story…

Archuleta County seeing increase in severity among COVID-19 cases

Archuleta County seeing increase in severity among COVID-19 cases

By Randi Pierce Staff Writer “There’s no doubt that increased testing means increased cases, but we’re seeing increased sick people with COVID, so it is not just the increased testing,”…

LEAP application period closing July 31

By Jane Dvorak Low-income Energy Assistance Program Colorado LEAP (Low-income Energy Assistance Program) will accept applications through July 31 as the annual benefit program begins to wind down the 2019-2020…

Governor announces rental assistance fund

Gov. Jared Polis’ office Gov. Jared Polis and the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) announced the Property Owner Preservation (POP) Program for rental assistance resulting from HB20-1410, COVID-19-related Housing Assistance. …

New COVID guidelines for businesses

By Mary Jo Coulehan Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce The state of Colorado and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) have issued some new guidelines for…

Veteran’s Corner: VA expands funding for veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness during pandemic

By Raymond Taylor Archuleta County Veterans Service Office The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is allocating an additional $400 million of its coronavirus relief funding to enhance…

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