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New law protects injured workers when employers have no workers’ compensation insurance

By Bill Thoennes Special to The SUN Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law the Colorado Uninsured Employer Act (HB17-1119) to provide assistance to workers who are injured on the job.…

Lightning strike ignites fire near East Fork

A lightning strike started a small fire on the evening of June 1 in the East Fork area south of U.S. 160. The fire is now contained. The full version…

Social companions for elders offered

By Kay Kaylor Special to The SUN The San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging (AAA), via the Older Americans Act, has partnered with a small business to provide free…

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…

FireWise offering Chipper Rental Rebate Program

By Pam Wilson Special to The SUN FireWise of Southwest Colorado is offering a Chipper Rental Rebate Program for residents wishing to reduce the slash from wildfire fuels mitigation on…

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…

Town gives update on South 8th Street project

As the Town of Pagosa Springs construction season continues, Projects Manager Scott Lewandowski gave The SUN an update on some of the things the town has in the works. The…

Rise Above Violence director to present at ACRW meeting

By Julie Church Special to The SUN The Archuleta County Republican Women will be hosting Carmen Hubbs, the executive director of Rise Above Violence (RAV), on Tuesday, June 13, at…

Work begins to remove Adobe building rubble

We finally have the answer to when the eyesore left from the Adobe building fire will be cleaned up. The full version of this story is available in the print…

Search and rescue aids lost hiker

The Upper San Juan Search and Rescue (USJSAR) team located a lost hiker near the Windy Pass and Treasure Mountain trails on the afternoon of Friday, June 2. The full…