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School board recognizes retiring teachers

Tuesday evening’s monthly Board of Education meeting was busy. The session began by recognizing four long-term teachers who are retiring at the end of the school year. Pam Levonious, a…

Heightened seat belt enforcement underway

By Sam Cole Special to The SUN Last year, 156 people in Colorado who lost their lives in crashes weren’t wearing a seat belt. Those lives account for over half…

Town awards two construction contracts

The special projects manager for the Town of Pagosa Springs, Scott Frost, presented town council with two requests at last week’s meeting — first, that it award the Piedra Street…

Town crafts cargo container restrictions

Although the Pagosa Springs Town Council did eventually provide some direction to its staff concerning how to proceed with an ordinance to restrict the use of cargo containers within town…

USDA extends comment period for ACEP interim rule

By Sylvia Rainford Special to The SUN Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Jason Weller announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will extend the deadline to provide public comment…

Bulk data for wellbore testing, complaints available to public

By Todd Hartman Special to The SUN The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) this week made data related to public complaints and mechanical integrity tests for wellbores available…

Comments sought on reopening gravel pits, expansion

In a public notice giving citizens an opportunity to comment, the Pagosa Ranger District is proposing to re-enter the existing Gordon Creek and Chub Draw gravel pits to provide a…

Sales tax collections continue to grow

The sales tax figures for Archuleta County have been unrealistically high during the first three months of 2015 because the Colorado Department of Revenue has been adding in the collection…

LPEA annual meeting to be at Pagosa Springs High School

By Indiana Reed Special to The SUN Results of director elections in all four districts of La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will be announced at the electric cooperative’s annual meeting…

Snowpack down, water outlook less than favorable

While April is historically the peak month for snowpack, this year was different, according to a press release from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), with the snowpack melted…