Town of Pagosa Springs – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:13:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 Historic Preservation Board seeking public input on future of Water Works building http://www.pagosasun.com/historic-preservation-board-seeking-public-input-on-future-of-water-works-building/ Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:00:07 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195993 By Randi Pierce
Staff Writer

The Town of Pagosa Springs is seeking input on what should be done with the town’s only public historic site, the Water Works site near U.S. 160 and 1st Street.
To help determine the future use or uses of the site, the town’s Historic Preservation Board is slated to host a series of three design vision exercises to help garner ideas, with the first set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 5 in the Ross Aragon Community Center.
The design vision exercises are the next step in a planning and repurposing process for the site that dates back to 2016.
The site includes the historic Water Works building and tanks, as well as an older stone arch bridge known as the Rumbaugh Creek bridge, which have all seen restoration work in recent years thanks to grant funding received by the town.
“The Water Plant in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, was built in 1938 as one of the projects built under the auspices of the federal New Deal’s Works Progress Administration,” a historic assessment of the site notes. “The rustic stone building and its three associated water-settling tanks, which cost $4,630.00, provided domestic water to the residents of the town from the San Juan River.”
The assessment further explains that water flowed into the first settling tank, where dirt settled on the floor and clear water flowed over the gaps in the tops of the walls to the second and third tanks.
It continues to explain the water was pumped from the third tank through the Water Works building, to a pipeline to a water tower on the west side of town, where it was gravity-fed through pipes into homes and businesses.
It is unknown when the building stopped being used to treat water, though it is believed it was used until the 1960s, Senior Planner Cindy Schultz told The SUN.
“What should be done with the wall? Or the stone arch bridge? Or the structure? What would make your kids want to visit here? What do they want to see? What would make this a cool place to visit? This is your public historic site, help us make your wishes reality,” a town press release states.
The second of the design vision events is slated for the same time and place on Feb. 19, with the third following on March 4.
The press release notes the site is also slated to eventually host the Riverwalk trail connection from Cotton Hole to the River Center area east of the river.
“We hope you will attend and take part in creating this vision for this place that you will feel connected to and cherish into the future. Make history now,” the press release states.

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Recreation News and Community Center News: Youth volleyball registration underway http://www.pagosasun.com/youth-volleyball-registration-underway/ Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:00:58 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195965 By Darren Lewis
SUN Columnist

The Recreation Department is accepting youth volleyball registration for the 9-10 and 11-12 age groups through Feb. 24.
The 9-10 division will be an instructional league held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The 11-12 division will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Cost is $35.
Please call the Recreation Department with any questions, 264-4151, ext. 232.

Community Center open on Saturday
The Ross Aragon Community Center will be open Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for open gym. This will continue through Saturday, April 11.
Any event conflicts which would not allow a Saturday open gym will be posted in advance on the town’s website, Facebook page and in the newspaper.
Please call the Community Center with any questions, 264-4152, ext.521.

Online registration
The Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department offers online registration for most youth programs, including tee ball, baseball, soccer, basketball and volleyball.
Xpress Bill Pay provides a secure, convenient option to register for programs through the use of a credit card, debit card or by transferring funds directly from a banking account using electronic funds transfer. To register for programs online, visit the parks and recreation department page at www.townofpagosasprings.com.
For more information, call the recreation office at 264-4151, ext. 232.

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2019 YEAR IN REVIEW http://www.pagosasun.com/2019-year-in-review-4/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:00:45 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195937 2019 was a busy and interesting year in Pagosa Country. There was no want for good news, bad news, controversial issues, and no lack of interesting news events to keep SUN readers focused on local events, situations and personalities.
The SUN is taking a look back at some of those events, selected by SUN staff writers. This week, we look back at October, November and December.

OCTOBER

• The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) approved upon first reading a revised noise ordinance and adopted the Model Traffic Code upon second and final reading at the board’s regular meeting on Oct. 1.

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Three town council seats up for grabs in April election http://www.pagosasun.com/three-town-council-seats-up-for-grabs-in-april-election/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:00:36 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195947 By Randi Pierce
Staff Writer

Those interested in serving on the Pagosa Springs Town Council still have a few days to return a completed petition if they want to make the April 7 ballot.
The election will be a mail-ballot election and is set to include the election of three at-large town council members.
Those seats are currently held by David Schanzenbaker, Tracy Bunning and Mat deGraaf.
Schanzenbaker and Bunning who were both originally elected in 2012, are term-limited and cannot run again.
Those interested in running have until Jan. 27 to return completed petitions.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Town Clerk April Hessman reported that four petitions had been picked up, with none of them yet returned.
Per Section 2.7 of the town’s charter, to be eligible to be elected to office, a person must be a citizen of the United States, a registered elector of the town and have been a town resident for no fewer than 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the election.
Candidates cannot have been convicted of a felony and cannot be an employee of the town.
The election
According to the town’s website, ballots for the election will be mailed to registered town voters beginning March 16.
If you are not registered to vote, you can register with the Archuleta County Clerk’s Office located in the Archuleta County Courthouse at 449 San Juan St.
To receive a ballot by mail, you must be registered to vote prior to March 5.
Ballots can then be dropped off at Town Hall during regular business hours, or from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.

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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/public-meetings-206/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:00:24 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195931 The following meetings are subject to change.
Thursday, Jan. 23
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District and San Juan Water Conservancy District joint work session. 5 p.m., 100 Lyn Ave.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Southwestern Water Conservation District board teleconference. 9 a.m. Call (605) 475-5618, 797282#.
Archuleta School District Board of Education special meeting. 5 p.m., Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, 800 S. 8th St.
Town Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments and Design Review Board. 5:30 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Wednesday, Jan. 29
Pagosa Peak Open School board recruitment luncheon. Noon, 7 Parelli Way.
Thursday, Jan. 30
Pagosa Springs Town Council work session. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Monday, Feb. 3
San Juan Water Conservancy District meeting. 5 p.m., 46 Eaton Drive, Unit 5.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Archuleta School District Board of Education high school visit. 8 a.m., Pagosa Springs High School, 800 S. 8th St.
Archuleta School District Board of Education work session and regular meeting. 5 p.m. work session, 6 p.m. regular meeting, Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, 800 S. 8th St.
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Town of Pagosa Springs Historic Preservation Board Water Works design visioning exercise. 5 p.m., Ross Aragon Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd.
Thursday, Feb. 6
Dispatch Executive Management board. 9:30 a.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center board room, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Monday, Feb. 10
Pagosa Peak Open School Board of Directors regular meeting. 5 p.m., 7 Parelli Way.
Wednesday, Feb. 12
Southwestern Water Conservation District grant meeting and teleconference. Time to be determined, 841 E. Second Ave., Durango, or call (605) 475-5618, 797282#.
Thursday, Feb. 13
Southwestern Water Conservation District grant meeting and teleconference. Time to be determined, 841 E. Second Ave., Durango, or call (605) 475-5618, 797282#.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Upper San Juan Library District board meeting. 4 p.m., Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St.
Town of Pagosa Springs Historic Preservation Board Water Works design visioning exercise. 5 p.m., Ross Aragon Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Upper San Juan Health Service District regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Southwestern Water Conservation District board teleconference. 9 a.m. Call (605) 475-5618, 797282#.
Wednesday, March 4
Town of Pagosa Springs Historic Preservation Board Water Works design visioning exercise. 5 p.m., Ross Aragon Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd.
Public meeting information should be sent to editor@pagosasun.com.
with “Public Meeting” in the subject line. The deadline is noon Monday each week prior to publication for that week’s issue.

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Town sets meeting schedule for 2020, adopts financial policy http://www.pagosasun.com/town-sets-meeting-schedule-for-2020-adopts-financial-policy/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:00:19 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195991 By Randi Pierce
Staff Writer

The Pagosa Springs Town Council and Pagosa Springs Sanitation General Improvement District (PSSGID) dealt with several beginning-of-the year items on Jan. 7, including setting their regular meeting schedules and again approving a town financial policy.

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School board opts to not have representation on URA commission http://www.pagosasun.com/school-board-opts-to-not-have-representation-on-ura-commission/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:58:07 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195888 By Chris Mannara
Staff Writer
The Archuleta School District (ASD) Board of Education (BOE) opted to not appoint any of its members to the recently developed Pagosa Springs Urban Renewal Authority (URA) commission following a board vote made at a regular meeting on Jan. 14.

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2019 YEAR IN REVIEW http://www.pagosasun.com/2019-year-in-review-3/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:00:45 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195423 2019 was a busy and interesting year in Pagosa Country. There was no want for good news, bad news, controversial issues, and no lack of interesting news events to keep SUN readers focused on local events, situations and personalities.
The SUN is taking a look back at some of those events, selected by SUN staff writers. This week, we look back at July, August and September.

JULY

• At a Future of Power Supply Information Series meeting held in Pagosa Springs on July 1, La Plata Electric Association representatives discussed the future of energy and a potential buyout of its existing power-supply contract with Tri-State Generation and Transmission.

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Town sanitation district considers options for odor control http://www.pagosasun.com/town-sanitation-district-considers-options-for-odor-control/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:00:29 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195411 At its Jan. 7 meeting, the board of the Pagosa Springs Sanitation General Improvement District (PSSGID) again worked to deal with a stinky issue that’s plagued the district and some Archuleta County residents — odor control near the town’s two pump stations in the Timber Ridge area.

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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/public-meetings-205/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:00:17 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195425 The following meetings are subject to change.
Thursday, Jan. 16
Archuleta School District Board of Education special meeting. 4 p.m., Centerpoint Church, 2750 Cornerstone Drive. Superintendent interviews with dinner to follow at Pagosa Brewing Company.
Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District regular meeting. 5 p.m., 100 Lyn Ave.
Friday, Jan. 17
Archuleta School District Board of Education special meeting. 4 p.m., Centerpoint Church, 2750 Cornerstone Drive. Superintendent interviews with dinner to follow at Pagosa Brewing Company.
Tuesday, Jan. 21
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. 1:30 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Upper San Juan Health Service District regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center Great Room, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Archuleta School District Board of Education special meeting. 5:30 p.m., administrative office, 309 Lewis St.
Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce conference room, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
Archuleta County Planning Commission regular meeting. 6 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Thursday, Jan. 23
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District and San Juan Water Conservancy District joint meeting. 5 p.m., 100 Lyn Ave.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Southwestern Water Conservation District board teleconference. 9 a.m. Call (605) 475-5618, 797282#.
Archuleta School District Board of Education special meeting. 5 p.m., Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, 800 S. 8th St.
Town Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments and Design Review Board. 5:30 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Wednesday, Jan. 29
Pagosa Peak Open School board recruitment luncheon. Noon, 7 Parelli Way.
Thursday, Jan. 30
Pagosa Springs Town Council work session. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Archuleta School District Board of Education work session and regular meeting. 5 p.m. work session, 6 p.m. regular meeting, Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, 800 S. 8th St.
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Public meeting information should be sent to editor@pagosasun.com with “Public Meeting” in the subject line. The deadline is noon Monday each week prior to publication for that week’s issue.

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