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New Scenic and Historic Byway goes before Transportation Commission

By Lenore Bates Special to The SUN Colorado’s Byways Commission is asking the state Transportation Commission to approve and designate a new Scenic and Historic Byway through southwestern Colorado and…

Budget process in need of change

Last week was “budget week” for the Colorado House of Representatives. The 2015-2016 $26 billion budget, or “long bill,” $9 billion of which is in the discretionary General Fund, was…

DA slapped with small-claims lawsuit

By Chase Olivarius-Mcallister Durango Herald staff writer A lawsuit filed in small claims court by a Pagosa Springs man against 6th Judicial District Attorney Todd Risberg illustrates how easily someone…

Baseball registration begins Monday

By Tom Carosello SUN Columnist Registration for this year’s youth baseball leagues begins Monday and will run through Wednesday, May 6. The recreation office will accept registrations for coach-pitch division…

Walmart

Walmart

A new Wal-Mart in Pagosa Springs will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, April 22, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The store is conveniently located…

CDOT prepares for upcoming spring storm

By Amy Ford Special to The SUN Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance personnel are on snow shifts, as a spring storm is on the way. According to the outlook…

One in six households can’t afford to buy food

By Eric Galatas Colorado News Connection While Congress considers cuts to safety-net programs such as food stamps, a new report by the Food Research and Action Center shows millions of…

Biomass project receives $250,000 federal grant

Renewable Forest Energy’s (RFE) biomass power generation project was awarded a federal $250,000 Wood Innovations Grant last week that will help the company finalize its design for a power plant…

Marijuana dispensary robbed at gunpoint

Marijuana dispensary robbed at gunpoint

An Archuleta County marijuana dispensary was robbed at gunpoint last weekend, with nearly $8,000 worth of merchandise stolen. According to Archuleta County Undersheriff Tonya Hamilton, the aggravated robbery and theft…

Funding timeline for geothermal exploration cut short

The board of directors for the Pagosa Area Geothermal Water and Power Authority had some bad news to digest at its meeting Monday night. Before jumping into an explanation of…