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PFPD Chief Bower to retire in July

The Pagosa Fire Protection District (PFPD) Board of Directors held a special meeting on Tuesday, March 22, for the purpose of entering executive session to discuss PFPD Chief Diane Bower’s…

Fire district to hold election in May

The Pagosa Fire Protection District (PFPD) will be holding an election on May 3 for the purpose of filling two vacant director seats, with three candidates vying against each other.…

Spring prescribed burns planned in April for Pagosa Ranger District

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The San Juan National Forest plans to conduct prescribed burning in April in two areas of the Pagosa Ranger District. The burn operations…

PSMC continues to show growth

By Leah Ballard Staff Writer The Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC) patient volume is, as Dr. Ralph Battels put it, “booming.” At its meeting Tuesday evening, PSMC CEO Brad Cochennet…

Call 811 before you dig

By April Prout-Ralph Special to The SUN This April marks the ninth annual National Safe Digging Month, reminding Colorado residents to always call 811 three business days before any digging…

It’s not too late to get your flu shot

By Claire Ninde Special to The SUN Southwest Colorado has had a slow but significant start to the 2015/16 flu season, with four reported hospitalized cases from Oct. 1, 2015,…

Public Meetings

The following meetings are subject to change. Thursday, March 24 Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd. Tuesday, March 29 Archuleta County…

Town discusses resources, next steps for potential 5th Street bridge

By Jim Garrett Staff Writer At the Pagosa Springs Town Council’s public work session last Thursday night, Town Manager Greg Schulte told attendees that financing of the potential cost of…

Snowpack drops below average in early spring

By Leah Ballard Staff Writer Snowpack in the San Juan Basin didn’t fall below average until the end of February, according to data from the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).…

Bills address CDOT accountability and water issues

I had some important victories in the past few weeks, two of which were the unanimous approval by the House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee of HB16-1256 regarding a…