Water – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:51:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 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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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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2019 YEAR IN REVIEW http://www.pagosasun.com/2019-year-in-review-2/ Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:00:51 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194567 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.
Over the next few weeks, The SUN will take a look back at some of those events, selected by SUN staff writers. This week, we look back at April, May and June.

APRIL

• On April 1, Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) added Julie Simmons to its board. Simmons replaced former board member Clay Buchner.

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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/public-meetings-204/ Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:00:00 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194565 The following meetings are subject to change.
Thursday, Jan. 9
Dispatch Executive Management board. 9:30 a.m., Pagosa Fire Protection District, 191 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Region 9 Southwest Economic Outlook. noon, Fort Lewis College, Durango.
Monday, Jan. 13
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners gathering. 8:30 a.m., County Road 500 and Pagosa Junction bridge. Commissioners to inspect County Road 500 erosion site and Pagosa Junction bridge with the county administrator and public works director.
Pagosa Peak Open School Board of Directors work session and regular meeting. 5 p.m. work session, 6 p.m. regular meeting, 7 Parelli Way.
Tuesday, Jan. 14
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#.
Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation work session. 10 a.m., Visiting Angels conference room, 301 N. Pagosa Blvd, Ste. B10.
Archuleta County Republican Women’s meeting. Noon, Boss Hogg’s, 157 Navajo Trail Drive.
Town Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments and Design Review Board training. 4:30 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Town Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments and Design Review Board meeting. 6 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
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 Fire Protection District Board of Directors meeting and Board of Trustees of the Pagosa Fire Protection District Firemen’s Pension Fund regular meeting. 6:30 p.m., Station 1, Training Room, 191 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Wednesday, Jan. 15
Weed Advisory Board meeting. 9:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Republican Central Committee meeting. Noon, Pagosa Brewing, 118 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Upper San Juan Library District board meeting. 4 p.m., Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St.
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.
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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2019 YEAR IN REVIEW http://www.pagosasun.com/2019-year-in-review/ Thu, 02 Jan 2020 22:00:42 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194166 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.
Over the next few weeks, The SUN will take a look back at some of those events, selected by SUN staff writers. This week, we look back at January, February and March.

January

• Beginning Jan. 5, the Pagosa Fire Protection District (PFPD) began 24/7 paid staffing for the first time in the department’s history.

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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/public-meetings-202/ Thu, 26 Dec 2019 22:00:55 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=193717 The following meetings are subject to change.
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020
Pagosa Springs Town Council work session. 6 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Monday, Jan. 6, 2020
Dispatch Executive Management Board regular meeting. 9:30 a.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center board room, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020
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.
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020
Town of Pagosa Springs Historic Preservation Board. 4:30 p.m., Town Hall conference room, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
Region 9 Southwest Economic Outlook. noon, Fort Lewis College, Durango.
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020
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#.
Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation work session. 10 a.m., Visiting Angels conference room, 301 N. Pagosa Blvd, Ste. B10.
Archuleta County Republican Women’s meeting. Noon, Boss Hogg’s, 157 Navajo Trail Drive.
Town Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments and Design Review Board training. 4:30 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Town Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments and Design Review Board meeting. 6 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Archuleta School District Board of Education meeting. 6 p.m., Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, 800 S. 8th St.
Pagosa Fire Protection District Board of Directors meeting and Board of Trustees of the Pagosa Fire Protection District Firemen’s Pension Fund regular meeting. 6:30 p.m., Station 1, Training Room, 191 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
Archuleta County Republican Central Committee meeting. Noon, Pagosa Brewing, 118 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Upper San Juan Library District board meeting. 4 p.m., Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St.
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020
Archuleta School District Board of Education special meeting. 4 p.m., location to be determined.
Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District regular meeting. 5 p.m., 100 Lyn Ave.
Friday, Jan. 17, 2020
Archuleta School District Board of Education special meeting. 4 p.m., location to be determined.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020
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, 2020
Archuleta School District Board of Education special meeting. 5 p.m., location to be determined.
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.
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020
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., Denver.
Town Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments and Design Review Board. 5:30 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.

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San Juan River posts lowest recorded flow total for Dec. 18 http://www.pagosasun.com/san-juan-river-posts-lowest-recorded-flow-total-for-dec-18/ Mon, 23 Dec 2019 12:00:49 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=193242 As of Dec. 18, the San Juan River had a reported flow of 21.6 cubic feet per second (cfs), the lowest reported flow total for that day according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
The USGS’s website notes that, previously, the lowest reported flow on Dec. 18 came in 1990 when the San Juan River had a reported flow of 27 cfs; the highest flow total came in 1987 when the river had a flow of 167 cfs.
Water report
Total water production has seen a decline since last week; however, this week’s total is almost 2 million gallons more than this time last year, according to a press release from Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District Manager Justin Ramsey.
From Dec. 6 through Dec. 12 of this year, total water production was 10.40 million gallons.
Contributing to that total the Snowball water treatment plant produced 3.73 million gallons and the Hatcher water treatment plant produced 6.67 million gallons.
Last year, also from Dec. 6 through Dec. 12, water production totaled 8.80 million gallons.
From Nov. 29 through Dec. 5 of this year, water production totaled 11.06 million gallons.
Two local lakes have seen a drop in their levels since last week, according to Ramsey’s press release.
This week, Hatcher Lake is 11 inches from full, or 96.60 percent full; last week it was 15 inches from full.
Stevens Lake, Lake Pagosa and Village Lake all have maintained their levels since last week, staying at 36 inches from full, 5 inches from full and, in Village Lake’s case, remaining full.
Lake Forest is 8 inches from full this week, or 93.94 percent full; last week it was 12 inches from full.
Total diversion flows remain at 4.5 cfs, with the West Fork diversion still adding 3 cfs and the Four Mile diversion is still adding 1.5 cfs.

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Water district endorses Ford for URA board http://www.pagosasun.com/water-district-endorses-ford-for-ura-board/ Thu, 19 Dec 2019 22:00:03 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=193231 In an effort to increase local participation and to keep the Southwestern Water Conservation District (SWCD) board abreast of the happenings of the Pagosa Springs Urban Renewal Authority (URA) commission, SWCD board member JR Ford requested to be nominated by the district to be considered for a seat on the commission.

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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/public-meetings-199/ Wed, 27 Nov 2019 22:00:09 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192098 The following meetings are subject to change.
Monday, Dec. 2
Combined Dispatch Executive Management board meeting. 9:30 a.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center board room, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Tuesday, Dec. 3
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Pagosa Springs Sanitation General Improvement District meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Dec. 4-8
Archuleta School District 50 Joint Board of Education Notice of Gathering. The board will be traveling to Colorado Springs to attend the annual Colorado Association of School Boards conference.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
San Juan Water Conservancy District meeting. 5 p.m., 46 Eaton Drive, Unit 5.
Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce conference room, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
Monday, Dec. 9
Pagosa Peak Open School Board of Directors work session and regular meeting. 4 p.m. work session, 5 p.m. regular meeting, 7 Parelli Way.
CSU Extension Advisory Board meeting. 11:30 a.m., CSU Extension office, 344 U.S. 84.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Republican Women’s meeting. Noon, Boss Hogg’s, 157 Navajo Trail Drive.
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. 1:30 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis 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 Area Tourism Board meeting. 4:30 p.m., Visitor Center, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
Pagosa Fire Protection District Board of Directors meeting and Board of Trustees of the Pagosa Fire Protection District Firemen’s Pension Fund regular meeting. 6:30 p.m., Station 1, Training Room, 191 N. Pagosa 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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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/public-meetings-198/ Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:00:22 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191599 The following meetings are subject to change.
Thursday, Nov. 21
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Pagosa Springs Sanitation General Improvement District meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Monday, Nov. 25
Pagosa Springs Urban Renewal Authority discussion. 5 p.m., Town Hall, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Archuleta County Combined Dispatch Exploratory Subcommittee meeting. 4 p.m., Town Hall, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, Nov. 26
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Town Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments and Design Review Board. 5:30 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Monday, Dec. 2
Combined Dispatch Executive Management board meeting. 9:30 a.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center board room, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Tuesday, Dec. 3
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Pagosa Springs Sanitation General Improvement District meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Dec. 4-8
Archuleta School District 50 Joint Board of Education Notice of Gathering. The board will be traveling to Colorado Springs to attend the annual Colorado Association of School Boards conference.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
San Juan Water Conservancy District meeting. 5 p.m., 46 Eaton Drive, Unit 5.
Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce conference room, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
Monday, Dec. 9
Pagosa Peak Open School Board of Directors regular meeting. 5 p.m., 7 Parelli Way.
CSU Extension Advisory Board meeting. 11:30 a.m., CSU Extension office, 344 U.S. 84.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Republican Women’s meeting. Noon, Boss Hogg’s, 157 Navajo Trail Drive.
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. 1:30 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis 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 Area Tourism Board meeting. 4:30 p.m., Visitor Center, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
Pagosa Fire Protection District Board of Directors meeting and Board of Trustees of the Pagosa Fire Protection District Firemen’s Pension Fund regular meeting. 6:30 p.m., Station 1, Training Room, 191 N. Pagosa 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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