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Free classes: Learn English along with laughter

By Joyce Holdread Special to The SUN Would you like to learn to laugh in another language? Although laughter is a universal “language,” if you want to learn English, along…

Workers’ compensation loss cost will see significant reduction for 2018

By Vincent Plymell Special to The SUN The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), recently approved a large reduction of 12.7 percent for…

County approves weed management plan, preliminary engineering on North Pagosa

At its Oct. 17 meeting, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) approved a resolution bringing the county back into alignment with the Colorado Noxious Weed Act and to…

Outbuilding destroyed by fire

The Pagosa Fire Protection District (PFPD) responded to a structure fire off of County Road 175 on Oct. 25 that began in a burn barrel and destroyed a shed. The…

Reminder: Ballots due Tuesday

Election Day is just around the corner, with voted ballots due back by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to be counted. The full version of this story is available…

Judge: Courthouse is not safe or adequate

Despite a resolution approved by the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) in October declaring the Archuleta County Courthouse safe, the Sixth Judicial District has announced it will not…

Town to lease purchase lots for Cottonhole Park and Riverwalk

During a special meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Pagosa Springs Town Council discussed potential options for acquiring land for the Riverwalk Trail and Cottonhole Park. The full version of…

How PERA reforms will affect school district

The Archuleta School District (ASD) Board of Education held a board retreat on Oct. 24 to discuss, among other things, reforms to the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA). The…

Matching grant funds awarded for ambulance

The Upper San Juan Health Service District (USJHSD) recently received a grant that will contribute matching funds toward the district’s goal of getting a new ambulance. The full version of…

Future Jail and Sheriff’s Office Site

Future Jail and Sheriff’s Office Site

This rendering shows the potential site of a future jail and sheriff’s office for Archuleta County in Harman Park, near U.S. 160 and Piedra Road. Funding for new facilities is…