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With new lease, transfer station expanding

The Archuleta County Transfer Station received a new lease on life on Aug. 15 with the approval of a new 20-year lease for the land the facility sits on. The…

Charter school to hold open house, ribbon cutting

By Ursala Hudson Special to The SUN Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.…

LPEA cautions customers of phone scam attempt in Pagosa area

By Indiana Reed Special to The SUN La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) is once again cautioning its members to not be fooled by impersonators who claim to be from LPEA…

County’s unemployment rate decreases to 2.3 percent

The unemployment rate for Archuleta County decreased to 2.3 percent in July, with 6,971 people in the labor force and 159 of those claiming unemployment. The full version of this…

Back to school: Parents encouraged to sign bus contracts early

With the start of the 2017-2018 school year less than a month away, parents who intend to have their children ride the bus are encouraged to return signed bus contracts…

Chamber welcomes new events/communications coordinator

The Chamber welcomes new employee Katie Dobbins to the staff. Dobbins will be replacing Angela Wirth as events and communications coordinator. The full version of this story is available in…

Suspected intruder shot approximately 20 miles west of town

The following statement was issued this morning by Archuleta County Undersheriff Tonya Hamilton: “On August 23rd, 2017, at approximately 10:47 pm, Dispatch received a call from an unnamed male subject…

Town road projects will impact travel times

By Scott Lewandowski Special to The SUN There are three main road projects taking place now and throughout the fall that may impact travel times in and around town. The…

Time running out to run for school board

By SUN staff  Those interested in serving on the Archuleta School District (ASD) Board of Education (BOE) only have until 3 p.m. on Sept. 1 to file to become a…

Taking a closer look at the county’s sales tax request

A resolution approved at the Aug. 15 regular meeting of the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) means Archuleta County voters will have another choice to make this fall—…