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USDA Forest Service celebrating National Get Outdoors Day with fee-free days at several locations

The next fee-free day for the USDA Forest Service will be Saturday, June 8, in recognition of National Get Outdoors Day. All day-use fee sites on national forests and grasslands in the Rocky …

Michelle Clark awarded Colorado Retirement Association scholarship

Michelle Clark, the finance specialist for the Town of Pagosa Springs, has been named a recipient of the Colorado Retirement Association (CRA) Scholarship Program. 
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PAWSD talks gravel mining on Running Iron Ranch

The Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD) Board of Directors heard an update from its Running Iron Ranch subcommittee and discussed the future of the property it jointly owns with the San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD) at its May 23 meeting.
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Main Street board discusses parking, role with town

The Main Street Advisory Board met May 22, with the board discussing the town’s proposition of having a portion of the Town Park athletic field paved and used as a permanent parking lot, along with other temporary parking plans.
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Town rezones properties along Goldmine Drive

On May 23, the Pagosa Springs Town Council approved the second reading of Ordinance 1005, which rezones certain properties along the western portion of Goldmine Drive, amending the official zoning map for the area. 
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Obituaries
Betty Seibel
Betty Seibel, age 99, peacefully passed away on May 27, 2024. She was born in Meeker, Colo., on March 17, 1925, to Charles and Winnie Cox.
‘Chip’ Harry Smith Neal Jr.
It is with a heavy heart that we let our communities know “Chip” Harry Smith Neal Jr. passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in Green Valley, Ariz.
James John Christopher Mollendor ‘Moe’
Captain James John Christopher Mollendor “Moe,” of Pagosa Springs, passed from this life on May 28, 2024, after a courageous fight with lung cancer.
Barry James Kelley
Former long-time resident, Barry James Kelley, 53, passed away at his mother’s home in Tucson, Ariz., on April 30, 2024, from a tragic fall. Barry was born to Jim and Carol Kelley on Aug. 13, 1970. He was preceded in death by his father in July 2014.
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 …
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Opinion
Pagosa Springs is like a magnet. It has a certain appeal that brings long-time guests and part-time residents back every year. They feel at home with good, honest people around them, and where …
Back in the ‘90s, when writer Hunter S. Thompson held court at the Woody Creek Tavern just outside of Aspen, he’d often rail against the “greedheads.” I grew up in Aspen, …
Palm trees in Colorado. It sounds crazy, but not any crazier than the world we live in. The Lord said to Joshua, “You are old, advanced in years, and there remains very much land yet to be …
One hundred and one years ago, my Ute ancestors were forced to live within a barbed-wire camp in Blanding, a small town in southeast Utah. For six weeks, nearly 80 people were trapped in a cage, …
Faith

Countywide Women’s Bible Study returning to Revelation

Pagosa’s spring season has been, at times, a bit of a head-scratcher, lacking overall moisture and a constant warming sun. Without any immediate improvement, it will end as a relative …

End of Life Education group to meet twice in June

End of Life Education (ELE) is the name decided on for the meetings and activities presented by a volunteer group of concerned community members who want to complete their lives with the same quality …

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County awards $18,000 in funding for Cloman Park disc golf project

At its May 21 meeting, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) voted to award $18,000 in Conservation Trust Fund monies to the Four Corners Flyers to support the construction of concrete tee pads at the Cloman Park disc golf course.

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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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Graduation 2024

Graduates take part in the traditional cap toss at the end of their graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 1. Pagosa Springs High School held its 114th annual commencement, while San Juan Mountain School celebrated its fourth annual commencement.
Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) students, staff, family and friends gathered at Golden Peaks Stadium on Saturday, June 1, to celebrate 79 graduating seniors.
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15th annual Pagosa Springs Car Show set for June 7 and 8

The 15th annual Pagosa Springs Car Show will hit Lewis Street Friday evening beginning at 5 p.m. Also kicking off the evening will be a free concert with Austin musician Garrett LeBeau.   …
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The culinary comeback of cottage cheese
(BPT) - Individuals are seeking simple ways to add protein into their meals. Enter cottage cheese: a powerhouse food that can be incorporated into everything from toast toppings and smoothies to …
Why do astronomers look for signs of life on other planets based on what life is like on Earth?
Why do astronomers look for signs of life on other planets based on how life is on Earth? Couldn’t there be totally different kinds of life on other planets?
10 of the greatest father-son combos in professional sports history
In honor of Father's Day, Stacker compiled a list of 10 of the greatest father-son duos in professional sports history.
Rodent damage: Will your car insurance cover chewed-up wiring?
Cheap Insurance provides advice on how to handle rodent damage to your car and how to avoid it in the future.
Are you a mosquito magnet? Here are 4 reasons why and how to protect yourself
(BPT) - There's nothing quite like the lure of the outdoors when the sun is shining, temperatures are heating up and the world is in bloom. Unfortunately, while you and your family are enjoying all …
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Elevate Your Digital Security: Premier Antivirus Solutions and Cybersecurity Tools for Pagosa Springs, CO
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