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Legislators put politics aside to pass water bill

The unanimous passage of House Bill 2016-1256, the South Platte River Water Storage Bill, shows that the Colorado Legislature can put politics aside, come together and get behind an issue…

County awards grants to area nonprofits

On Tuesday, April 19, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) awarded grants to several nonprofit organizations within the county. According to agenda information used at the meeting, eight…

Shortened application times will put pharmacist grads to work sooner

By Cory Everett Special to The SUN Getting a license just got easier for aspiring pharmacists in Colorado. The Colorado Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO), part of the Department…

Geothermal exploration funding dilemma remains unresolved

An effort initiated last February by the Pagosa Area Geothermal Power and Water Authority (PAGWAPA) to move forward on its stalled project to locate a geothermal energy resource lying deep…

SJWCD down one long-time board member, moving forward on Dry Gulch project

By Leah Ballard Staff Writer The San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD) approved a $1,000 increase to its donation to the Water Information Program (WIP) at its bi-monthly meeting on…

Affordable housing proposed for school property

By Leah Ballard Staff Writer At its April 12 work session, the Archuleta School District (ASD)Board of Education heard a proposal from two local independent contractors hoping to build affordable…

Man drives Outback down under

Man drives Outback down under

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) is investigating why a 23-year-old drove his vehicle into Village Lake recently, with the driver reporting that he was being chased by a man…

Sales tax collections continue to increase

The total sales tax collection in February for Archuleta County was $600,884.81, according to a report issued on April 14 by Archuleta County Finance Director Larry Walton, with the town…

Cell tower application withdrawn

By John Shepard Special to The SUN Verizon Wireless, through its representatives Black and Veatch, have withdrawn the rezoning application for the proposed Pagosa Lakes telecommunications facility (cell tower) on…

Lindsey Kurt-Mason: Beyond Captain America

Lindsey Kurt-Mason:  Beyond Captain America

By Leah Ballard Staff Writer Lindsey Kurt-Mason is not one normally predisposed to the limelight, instead masquerading behind goggles, glasses and helmets as his various alter egos: Captain America, coach,…