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CDC asks town for $100,000
Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation board member Mark Weiler made a dramatic offer to the town council during its Nov. 15 work session after the CDC submitted a request for $100,000 in funding for 2013.

Council, TTC consider plans for signs
Jon Johnson, head of the wayfinding and signage subcommittee for the Pagosa Springs Town Tourism Committee, made a progress report on the gateway monument upgrade at the monthly meeting held Nov. 14 in the Ross Aragon Community Center. His report mirrored a similar report given to town council on Nov. 7 by TTC Director Jennie Green.

Imagine Downtown group to hold kickoff meeting
The Imagine Downtown group will hold a kickoff meeting to brainstorm next steps for discussing and implementing some of the recommendations presented by the Downtown Colorado, Inc. team following last week’s assessment of the community.

BoCC criticizes ‘Village’ EIS
Archuleta County is speaking out against portions of the Village at Wolf Creek Project Draft Environment Impact Statement involving an analysis of the project’s socioeconomic impacts, calling the analysis inadequate.There will be no new faces on Archuleta County’s Board of County Commissioners following Tuesday’s election.

Groups envision a vibrant Pagosa Springs
Downtown Colorado, Inc., a nonprofit membership organization committed to building better communities by providing assistance to Colorado downtowns, commercial districts and town centers, was hired by Imagine Downtown, a local group of concerned citizens including members of the Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce, to come here and help our community create a more vibrant and vital downtown area.

Red tape dooms downtown development
David Stuard, an investor who planned to buy and demolish the DeVore House on Lewis St. in downtown Pagosa Springs and turn it into a parking lot, while at the same time remodeling the old San Juan Supply building next door into a high end restaurant, backed out of the deal Tuesday.

Friends of Reservoir Hill seek to amend town charter
At the inaugural meeting of the Friends of Reservoir Hill held Monday night in the south conference room of the Ross Aragon Community Center the second item on the agenda, after board member Jeff Greer read the group’s mission statement, was a presentation of an initiative to amend the Pagosa Springs Home Rule Charter.

County building permit revenues up 50 percent over last year
Third quarter reports for Archuleta County’s building and planning departments show, among other things, two trends in Archuleta County — increasing numbers of lot consolidations and permit revenues 50 percent higher than last year.

BoCC appoints Todd Starr as interim administrator
The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners made two moves at its Nov. 8 meeting to deal with the departure of County Administrator Greg Schulte, who tendered his resignation effective Nov. 16.

Conservancy district stays on road to a reservoir
The San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD) is taking steps, albeit small steps, to push the possibility of Dry Gulch reservoir to actuality.

Lucero, Wadley returned to office
There will be no new faces on Archuleta County’s Board of County Commissioners following Tuesday’s election.

Tipton , McLachlan win, marijuana amendment passes
Colorado may have gone blue in the presidential election, but it was a different story in Archuleta County and the Third Congressional District.

Reservoir Hill chairlift: one report says ‘no,’ another says ‘yes’
As budgetary debates continue in Pagosa Springs, with an eye on how town government plans to spend taxpayer dollars in 2013, the proposed development on Reservoir Hill remains one of the issues in the forefront, specifically concerning the Chuchara chairlift and whether or not it is appropriate for use on the hill.

Downtown project focus groups will meet Tuesday
Downtown Pagosa Springs is the heart of the community and your input is needed to make it healthy.

Non-profits request county funding
A total of $153,800 in budget requests were presented to the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners Monday afternoon, with six non-profits seeking funding in the county’s 2013 budget.

Third-quarter report shows declining county revenues
Archuleta County continues to reign in its spending in the face of decreasing revenues, according to the Third Quarter Financial Report.

TTC deals with conflict of interest, Reservoir Hill
The Pagosa Springs Town Tourism Committee has conducted a flurry of subcommittee meetings recently in preparation for its budgetary presentation to the town council, which must have a final balanced budget for 2013 in place before the end of the year.

Lawsuit filed against town, county
The Town of Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County have been served with a lawsuit by Steven and Vivian Rader alleging civil rights violations and asking for $2,250,000 in compensatory relief and $6,750,000 in punitive damages.

DA to Hayward: Cease and desist
Independent Mike Hayward, candidate for Archuleta County commissioner, District 2, has been told by the district attorney that, in order to avoid prosecution, he must stop making campaign promises concerning donation of his salary to charity if he is elected.

BoCC to appoint interim admin
On the heels of Archuleta County Administrator Greg Schulte’s resignation, the Board of County Commissioners is undertaking the process to find his replacement.

Wal-Mart: Appeal without appellants
Steve and Vivian Rader, having filed an appeal to The Pagosa Springs Town Council requesting it overturn the Design Review Board’s Aug. 21 decision to approve Wal-Mart’s application, were conspicuously absent from their own hearing held at noon on Oct. 23 in the Ross Aragon Community Center.

County proceeds with plans for 95 acres
Described as an important juncture in the journey to develop the county-owned 95 acres just south of the fairgrounds on U.S. 84, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Master Plan for the County-Owned 95 Acres during Tuesday’s regular meeting.

Draft budget: $4 million in grants for Reservoir Hill development?
Pagosa Springs Town Manager David Mitchem presented a preliminary budget for 2013 to town council at their last meeting, and while there is only $61,485 set aside for a number of service organizations that traditionally have been able to count on the town for support, one line item anticipates over $4 million for the Reservoir Hill development plan.

Schulte resigns county position
Greg Schulte, Archuleta County administrator since 2008, has announced his resignation and move to a position in California.

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