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Town council takes action on short-term rentals

During its regular meeting on April 19, the Pagosa Springs Town Council voted to enter into an agreement with a company that monitors short-term vacation rentals. The full version of…

San Juan Basin Public Health reminds residents to take precautions to prevent rabies exposures

By Claire Ninde Special to The SUN During the 2017 summer season, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) submitted and tested 11 bats for rabies, one of which was positive.…

Fourth quarter report of Archuleta County reveals ‘clouds on the horizon’

By Avery Martinez Staff Writer Larry Walton, Archuleta County finance director, made his report on the 2017 fourth-quarter finances to the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) on March…

County unemployment rate drops to 3.5 percent in March

The unemployment rate for Archuleta County decreased to 3.5 percent in March, with 6,462 people in the labor force and 224 of those claiming unemployment. The full version of this…

Search and Rescue locates couple who spent night in backcountry

The Upper San Juan Search and Rescue Team (USJSAR) team responded to an incident where a couple got lost and ended up spending the night in backcountry on April 19…

Rise Above Violence: support and service to survivors

Rise Above Violence: support and service to survivors

By Avery Martinez Staff Writer “I truly, truly believe that I don’t think that I could be doing this kind of work if I didn’t believe that sexual and domestic…

County to consider updated short-term rental regs Tuesday

By Avery Martinez and Randi Pierce Staff Writer Short-term rentals (STR) in Archuleta County received a spotlight at the joint meeting of the Pagosa Springs Town Council and Archuleta County…

Courts outline conditions for courthouse reoccupation

By Avery Martinez Staff Writer The Archuleta County Courthouse may yet again house court activity, as talks between the county government and the courts continue. The full version of this…

Drought management plan outlined, special meeting scheduled for May 1

Drought management plan outlined, special meeting scheduled for May 1

With dry conditions persisting around Pagosa Springs, a course of action for the summer, as well as a possible drought management plan, were discussed by the Pagosa Area Water and…

Nystrom pleads guilty to manslaughter

The sentencing for Chad Nystrom, the man accused of killing Richard “Dick” Isaacs, will be held on May 30. The full version of this story is available in the print…