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New playground equipment to be installed at Town Park

By Darren Lewis SUN Columnist The Town Park playground will be closed Oct. 19 through Nov. 8 for the much-anticipated new pirate-themed playground equipment installation. The Parks and Recreation Department…

Pagosa Verde presents risk versus benefits of continuing project

Last week, Pagosa Verde president Jerry Smith presented the Pagosa Area Geothermal Water and Power Authority (PAGWAPA) with an analysis of the risks associated with continuing to explore the local…

County pledges $54,000 for skate park expansion

By Marshall Dunham Staff Writer At a regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners pledged $54,000 to help pay for phase II of the…

Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October

By Michelle Wilson Special to The SUN The San Juan Basin Health Department (SJBHD) urges women ages 40 years and older to talk with their doctors during National Breast Cancer…

Counselors offer assistance to Medicare beneficiaries

By Vincent Plymell Special to The SUN Medicare looks complex, but it doesn’t have to be. The Colorado SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) gives you free, personalized and unbiased…

Hunter rescued in Piedra area

By Marshall Dunham Staff Writer On Saturday evening, Oct. 10, a rescue effort took place for an unidentified man who suffered an injury while hunting in the Piedra area. According…

Tourism board paying full price to host media writers

One of the functions of the Pagosa Springs Area Tourism Board is to host media writers as a way to get the word out to the rest of the world…

Changes in local health care affect thousands

The landscape for primary care in Archuleta County is undergoing major transitions. With one primary care practice seeing big changes and Pagosa Springs Medical Center’s (PSMC) primary care expansion project…

Courthouse progress:

Sheriffs’ Office moves back, firm hired for future planning Archuleta County recently took two very different steps forward regarding the courthouse — relocating the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office back to the…

League of Women Voters to host election forum

By Pauline Benetti Special to The SUN The League of Women Voters will host a candidate and issues forum on Tuesday, Oct. 20, to take place in the South Conference…