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Local unemployment rate up slightly in June

Staff Writer The unemployment rate for Archuleta County in June 2013 was 7.8 percent, up slightly compared to 7.6 percent in May, but down significantly compared to 8.9 percent in…

County working on 2014 budget, strategic plan

Staff Writer Work on the 2014 Archuleta County budget is officially underway, and work towards a strategic plan for the county is progressing. The strategic plan, an effort spearheaded by…

Town seeks volunteers for commission

SUN Columnist The Town of Pagosa Springs is seeking volunteers to serve one- and two-year terms on the Parks and Recreation Commission. The commission serves as a liaison with town…

Sheriff office considers concealed weapon program for retired law enforcement officers

Staff Writer The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office is looking for retired law enforcement officers who are interested in taking part in a potential new program that would allow qualified individuals…

Correction

A photo caption in last week’s issue of The SUN incorrectly stated that construction of Forest Health Company, LLC’s power plant is underway. In fact, the construction is for a…

County seeks new administrator

Staff Writer Archuleta County is again in the hunt for a new county administrator. The contract for the current administrator, Jesse Smith, expires Oct. 15, and will not be renewed…

Bid accepted for Piedra Road work

Staff Writer Construction on Piedra Road is nearing reality following the opening of bids for the reconstruction project last week. Following the opening of the bids Wednesday, July 17, the…

SUN guides receive national awards

Staff Writer “10+++,” wrote judges of the National Newspaper Association’s 2013 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest. The comment was made regarding the Pagosa Springs Official Visitor Guide, summer edition, which, for…

Council to consider marijuana regulations

Staff Writer Members of the Pagosa Springs town council expressed their frustration with town manager David Mitchem at the July 18 meeting because of the perception that he is trying…

Local wildfires topic at SJOC meeting

By Isabelle Emerson Special to The SUN At the Aug. 1 meeting of the San Juan Outdoor Club, Steve Hartvigsen of the Forest Service will speak about this summer’s local…