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Requirements change for Colorado driver’s licenses, instruction permits and identification cards

By Colin Waters Special to The SUN Applicants who do not hold a valid Colorado driver’s license, identification card or instruction permit will be required to show two documents to…

Tipton holds town hall meeting

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton held a town hall-style meeting recently at the Ross Aragon Community Center in Pagosa Springs where he highlighted some of the issues he has been working…

Living with fire: minimizing your risk

By Bill Trimarco Special to The SUN Wildfire has been a major force in creating the landscape here and in many areas of the world. Anthropologists theorize that wildfire had…

Disaster recovery plan critical for all small business owners

By Stanley Nakano Special to The SUN One of this region’s most expensive disasters unfolded the night of Sept. 9, 2013, when over 10 inches of rain fell in a…

Bridging the divide after the West Fork Fire

By Aaron Kimple Special to The SUN Where were you when the West Fork Fire was burning? Mountain Studies Institute, Rio Grande Watershed Emergency Action Coordination Team (RWEACT-Win), San Juan…

Medicare: Free help available locally

By Christina Knoell Special to The SUN Medicare is complicated. It is important that you know your rights, options, deadlines, possible penalties and where to find the information you need.…

Severe thunderstorm on its way

The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory for western Archuleta County warning of a strong thunderstorm moving into the area. The weather advisory notes that nickel-size hail…

Flood advisories continue

An area flood advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service through mid-morning Friday. According to Thad McKain, Archuleta County’s director of emergency management, the specific areas to watch…

Courthouse safety called into question

Courthouse safety called into question

Despite being vacated by county staff until remediation can be done following the April flooding of the facility, emails between the county’s elected officials indicate that personnel from the independent…

Hospital expansion plans approved

The Pagosa Springs Medical Center’s expansion project took a significant step forward this week when its major design review application was approved by the town’s planning commission, which also acts…