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Local officer receives drug-recognition expert certification

Local officer receives drug-recognition expert certification

A Pagosa Springs police officer has obtained certification as a drug-recognition expert (DRE) after completing a law enforcement training program sponsored by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The certification,…

Local man found injured hours after motorcycle crash

By Randi Pierce Staff Writer A Pagosa Springs man involved in a motorcycle crash Saturday night, Oct. 10, was not found until the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 11.…

Pagosa Verde presents risk versus benefits of continuing project

Last week, Pagosa Verde president Jerry Smith presented the Pagosa Area Geothermal Water and Power Authority (PAGWAPA) with an analysis of the risks associated with continuing to explore the local…

New playground equipment to be installed at Town Park

By Darren Lewis SUN Columnist The Town Park playground will be closed Oct. 19 through Nov. 8 for the much-anticipated new pirate-themed playground equipment installation. The Parks and Recreation Department…

County pledges $54,000 for skate park expansion

By Marshall Dunham Staff Writer At a regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners pledged $54,000 to help pay for phase II of the…

Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October

By Michelle Wilson Special to The SUN The San Juan Basin Health Department (SJBHD) urges women ages 40 years and older to talk with their doctors during National Breast Cancer…

Counselors offer assistance to Medicare beneficiaries

By Vincent Plymell Special to The SUN Medicare looks complex, but it doesn’t have to be. The Colorado SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) gives you free, personalized and unbiased…

Hunter rescued in Piedra area

By Marshall Dunham Staff Writer On Saturday evening, Oct. 10, a rescue effort took place for an unidentified man who suffered an injury while hunting in the Piedra area. According…

Tourism board paying full price to host media writers

One of the functions of the Pagosa Springs Area Tourism Board is to host media writers as a way to get the word out to the rest of the world…

Changes in local health care affect thousands

The landscape for primary care in Archuleta County is undergoing major transitions. With one primary care practice seeing big changes and Pagosa Springs Medical Center’s (PSMC) primary care expansion project…