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Colorado launches Youth Mental Health Corps, joins national initiative to provide mental health support

Serve Colorado is joining forces with 10 other states, the Schultz Family Foundation, Pinterest, AmeriCorps, the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration and the Colorado Community College System to recruit, train and deploy the nation’s first Youth Mental Health Corps to help teenagers access critical mental health resources. 
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Pagosa Ranger District office’s garden gets makeover

The San Juan National Forest’s Pagosa Ranger District office located at 180 Pagosa St. is getting some improvements to its demonstration garden.   On Tuesday, May 14, U.S. Forest …

Chase Regester Memorial Scholarship recipients announced

Donovan Galabota, Jack Hittle, Kynslie Limebrook, Michelle Ray and Shayda Valdez have each been awarded a $1,000 Chase Regester Memorial Scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year.
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Pagosa Springs Rotary Club awards $24,000 to graduating seniors

Pagosa Springs Rotary Club is pleased to announce the graduating seniors who will be receiving the 2024 Rotary scholarships. This year, Rotary is awarding $24,000. 

Jefferson Pinson

Jefferson Pinson, of Pagosa Springs, has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s winter 2024 Dean’s List. The winter terms run from January to May.
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School board hears financial, budget updates

At its regular meeting held on May 14, the Archuleta School District Board of Education (BOE) heard an update on its finances and upcoming budget, in addition to approving the renewal of the district’s health insurance plan, among other things. 

Lewis Street will close June 7 and 8

The 400 block of Lewis Street will close June 7 and 8 for multiple events. 
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PPOS board hears treasurer’s report, draft budget

Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) board treasurer Pamela Meade provided the PPOS board of directors with a treasurer’s report during the board’s most recent meeting on May 15.
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Margaret Madrid 
On Nov. 19, 2023, heaven gained a new angel. Her name is Margaret Madrid. She was an amazing, godly person who made the biggest impact on her family’s lives. She was a mother, grandmother and a …
Jose Ernesto M. Garcia 
Jose Ernesto M. Garcia was born on April 12, 1943, to Alejandro and Louisa Garcia, and left this earth on May 13, 2024.
Lora ‘June’ Snow/Sweat 
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a Pagosa native — Lora “June” Snow/Sweat, youngest daughter of Lucy and Noble Snow. The last of her generation of Snows. …
Jon Kent Ross
Jon Kent Ross was born on Aug. 27, 1936, in Price, Utah, the son of John Franklin and Dorothy E Ross. He passed away on May 2, 2024. He spent his childhood and early years in Green River, Utah, …
Rebecca Anne Scott Johnson
Rebecca Anne Scott Johnson, at the age of 95, (Sept. 20, 1928 - April 25, 2024), passed from her earthly home at Brookdale Assisted Living in Brighton, Colo., to her eternal heavenly home after suffering from congestive heart failure.
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Pirates place in 11 events at state meet

Lady Pirate Abigail Nehring throws to a second-place finish at the state track and field championships last week. Nehring threw a distance of 121 feet, 11 inches. The Lady Pirates finished 12th as a team.

The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate athletes brought home medals in 11 events from last week’s state track and field championship in Lakewood.

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On to state!

Fourteen Pirate athletes are competing at the state track and field championships beginning today, May 16, and continuing through Saturday. For more information, see related story on A12.

Fourteen Pirate athletes will represent Pagosa Springs High School at the Track and Field State Championships at Jeffco Stadium Thursday, May 16, through Saturday, May 18.

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Pirates send 14 athletes to state championships

Lady Pirate Kylie Ketchum eyes the finish line while clearing a hurdle at the Dennis Teeters Tiger Invite in Grand Junction. The Lady Pirates took fourth at the meet.

Fourteen Pirate athletes will represent Pagosa Springs High School at the Track and Field State Championships at Jeffco Stadium Thursday, May 16, through Saturday, May 18.

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New Thought Center to meet Sunday

The Sunday service on May 26 at 6 p.m. will be the Flower Moon Drumming Circle at the Malone home on Jack’s Pasture.   Bring drums, rattles and a lawn chair. A love donation will be …

‘Pioneers in Faith’: Celebration planned for Immaculate Heart of Mary Church’s 75th anniversary

Before there was an Archuleta County and even before there was a Colorado or even the United States, faith and spirituality existed in our region.   Those who have dedicated their research …

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School board approves first reading of new graduation requirements

At its meeting on Tuesday, May 14, the Archuleta School District Board of Education (BOE) voted unanimously to approve the first reading of the district’s new graduation requirements, which would take effect beginning with the class of 2025-2026.

What comes next: Actions to take after the food summit

Last Saturday was the second Archuleta Food Summit. More than 20 local experts gathered to speak with our community about local food production and other aspects of the local food system. In honor of …
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Boomers have a drug problem, but not the kind you might think
Baby boomers – that’s anyone born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 – are 20% of the population, more than 70 million Americans. Decades ago, many in that generation experimented with drugs that were both recreational and illegal. …
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