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County’s unemployment rate increases to 3 percent

The unemployment rate for Archuleta County increased to 3 percent in November, with 6,766 people in the labor force and 201 of those claiming unemployment. The full version of this…

Voting for new Chamber directors closes Jan. 5

The deadline for voting for the incoming Chamber board of director nominees is Jan. 5. Chamber businesses have until this date to cast their ballot for up to three of…

Rocky Mountain Health Foundation opens grant cycle for 22 western Colorado counties

By Kim Lewis Special to The SUN The newly established Rocky Mountain Health Foundation recently announced its first grant cycle, which began Dec. 22. It is anticipated that $1 million…

Giving rural Colorado the same opportunity for financial success

There are many challenges facing hardworking families trying to maintain their way of life in rural America, but one of their greatest obstacles may be lack of access to a…

‘What can I do?’: Working together to prevent suicide

By Claire Ninde Special to The SUN As area communities continue to struggle with an ever-increasing rate of suicide, the question of “why?” is the resounding response for many of…

National Wrestling Hall of Fame announces Michael Martinez as 2018 Medal of Courage recipient

National Wrestling Hall of Fame announces Michael Martinez as 2018 Medal of Courage recipient

By Lincoln Mansch Special to The SUN The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced on Dec. 21 that former University of Wyoming and Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) wrestler Michael…

San Juan Water Conservancy District: Case moves to Colorado attorney general

It’s been a tough couple of years for the San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD), with issues concerning an “inappropriate” contract, an oath of office, misrepresentations to the court, violations…

Courts, county meet to discuss options

Both temporary and long-term fixes for county facilities have been the topic of discussion in recent weeks, with county and court representatives meeting Wednesday, and the Archuleta County Board of…

Screening to save lives Who We Play For coming to Pagosa

Screening to save lives  Who We Play For coming to Pagosa

As student athletes know, winning, individual stats and championships are often barometers for success. The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition of the…

Sales tax collections 6.55 percent ahead of last year

Sales tax collections for October 2017 were 14.8 percent higher than sales tax collections in October of 2016, with the year-to-date collections for 2017 being 6.55 percent higher than the…