Weather – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 21:06:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Area snowpack down slightly http://www.pagosasun.com/area-snowpack-down-slightly/ Thu, 13 Feb 2020 22:00:12 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=197459 By Chris Mannara
Staff Writer
This week, local basins have a reported snowpack total of 102 percent of median. This is a decrease of 2 percent from last week for the San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan River basins, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

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Local snowpack sees 4 percent decrease http://www.pagosasun.com/local-snowpack-sees-4-percent-decrease/ Thu, 06 Feb 2020 22:00:26 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=196921 By Chris Mannara
Staff Writer
Since last week, local basins have seen a 4 percent decrease in snowpack, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

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Snowpack levels drop, still no need to worry http://www.pagosasun.com/snowpack-levels-drop-still-no-need-to-worry/ Thu, 30 Jan 2020 22:00:46 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=196390 By Chris Mannara
Staff Writer
Even with light snowfall experienced last week, local basins have seen a 7 percent decrease in snowpack totals, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

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Snowpack totals remain about the same since last week http://www.pagosasun.com/snowpack-totals-remain-about-the-same-since-last-week/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:00:34 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195980 By Chris Mannara
Staff Writer

Since last week, local snowpack basins have dropped just 2 percent, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

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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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Local basin snowpack totals see no change since last week http://www.pagosasun.com/local-basin-snowpack-totals-see-no-change-since-last-week/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:00:22 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195451 Local basins have not seen a change in their collective snowpack totals since last week, remaining at 117 percent of median, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

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Chromo sunset http://www.pagosasun.com/chromo-sunset/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:56:16 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195331

Photo courtesy George
Hunyadi

Sunday evening’s brilliant sunset as seen from Chromo. The striking sunset was viewed from numerous vantage points throughout the county.

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Local groups tout free and low-cost weatherization programs for homeowners http://www.pagosasun.com/local-groups-tout-free-and-low-cost-weatherization-programs-for-homeowners/ Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:00:31 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194605 Last month, representatives from three area nonprofits came to Pagosa Housing Partners’ Community Talk to discuss free to low-cost programs that help residents weatherize their home.
The panel included:
• Molly Morris, program manger for 4CORE.
• Marcy Child, weatherization program director for Housing Resources of Western Colorado (HRWC).
• Lori Hendricksen, executive director for Habitat for Humanity Archuleta County.
Each panel member outlined free and low-cost programs their organizations offer, which include:
• 4CORE offers a free home energy audit, installation of energy efficiency upgrades through its CARE program, which stands for Colorado Affordable Residential Energy Program. This program is available for area residents that are at or below 80 percent of the area median income.
• 4CORE also offers (with no income requirements) affordable energy audits, energy efficiency coaching and can coordinate low-cost financing options for energy upgrades through its EnergySmart program.
• HRWC, in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office, offers energy audits, insulation, furnace replacement, refrigerator replacement, air leak sealing and other services through their weatherization program. There are income requirements to qualify for the program.
• Habitat for Humanity Archuleta County offers options for families to construct a new home and qualify for a mortgage. Habitat Archuleta also has a “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” program which coordinates repairs for local homeowners.
Hendricksen explained some examples of repairs include fixing a rotten floor, replacing a broken water heater or doing cosmetic upgrades on the exterior of homes.
Hendricksen also noted the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program relies heavily on volunteers and urged the public to volunteer with the program.
Vickerstaff asked the panel what the most common energy efficiency issues were that the organizations had seen around the region.
“In our program, insulation and air sealing is the most cost-effective thing you can do in a home,” Child said.
Morris explained that ensuring that a home is air-sealed from the environment is generally an efficient first step in reducing energy costs.
More information about these programs can be found at the following websites:
• 4CORE, fourcore.org
• HRWC, hrwco.org
• Habitat for Humanity Archuleta County, habitatarchuleta.org

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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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Snowpack totals drop over week, snow in the forecast through Sunday http://www.pagosasun.com/snowpack-totals-drop-over-week-snow-in-the-forecast-through-sunday/ Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:00:45 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194571 Local basins have seen a 13 percent decrease in snowpack totals over the last week, with the San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan River basins sitting at 117 percent of median this week, compared to 130 percent of median last week.

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