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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.
Students and staff at Pagosa Springs High School participate in an assembly to help raise funds for Make-A-Wish Colorado’s recipient Brielle, a 6-year-old recently diagnosed with Leukemia, whose wish is to go to Hawaii.
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High school students raise funds for Make-a-Wish recipient

Students at Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) came together earlier this month to help raise money for this year’s Make-A-Wish Colorado recipient, 6-year-old Brielle, who was diagnosed with leukemia last year and whose wish is to go to Hawaii. 
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Obituaries
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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Asking the public to decide if it’s a good idea to ban hunting mountain lions and bobcats is no way for a state to run its wildlife agency. We all have opinions, but most of us aren’t …
Victims are not always virtuous. But most of us would judge that they still deserve our help and support. However, in pre-Christian history, if you were born amid the meager margins of society …
Do you remember when God laid something on your heart to do? Your passion grew hot. You lost sleep at night. You told the world you had a revelation from God and it would be the most important work …
Unlike the rest of modern wildlife management, killing bobcats is unregulated, driven not by science, but by fur prices. We’re stuck in the 19th century, when market hunters, for example, shot …
Faith

Spiritual Experiences Group to discuss ‘Our Divine Kinship with Animals’

Have you ever wondered about your relationship with pets and other animals, and what creates such a strong heart-to-heart connection between people and animals? Living with dogs and cats, and …

UUs to discuss shared values

Unitarian Universalism is a covenantal faith tradition which is based in shared values. The Pagosa Unitarian Universalist (UU) Fellowship offers each individual support in our unique spiritual path …

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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.
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Fighting back against food insecurity: Community food banks see rising demand

Our Community Eats food pantry volunteers stand together in the pantry’s shopping aisle on Friday, May 10, before opening for the day. Pictured, left to right, are Paula Craig, Loren Talley, Doug Baxter and Lindy Porter.
Local food pantries throughout Archuleta County have been experiencing increases in the number of people they are serving, with some noting significant increases initially with the COVID-19 pandemic that haven’t subsided.
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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. …
Since the first cellphone came out in the '80s, how have they changed?
Spokeo dove into news sources like CNN, data from researchers like Pew Research Center, and online encyclopedias to uncover the history of cellphones.
Wildfire smoke is back – fires burning across Canada are already triggering US air quality alerts in the Midwest and Plains
Dozens of wildfires are burning across Canada in May 2024 and sending unhealthy smoke blowing into the northern U.S. again. At the same time, the southeastern U.S. is getting smoke from Mexico, where …
7 things your dog wants you to know about separation anxiety
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Is AI as capable as humans? Here's how far artificial intelligence has come.
Image generation is just one area in which AI use is exploding. Verbit used data from academic research to see how AI is progressing.
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