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Commissioners oppose regional national monument proposal

The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) approved a resolution opposing the creation of the proposed Dolores Canyons National Monument at its June 18 meeting.
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New bocce ball court completed, Wi-Fi coming to town parks

At its regular meeting held on June 6, the Combined Parks and Recreation Advisory Board heard a report from Pagosa Springs Parks and Recreation Director Darren Lewis.
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County attorney outlines requirements for recreation district

At a May 21 joint work session of the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) and the Pagosa Springs Town Council, County Attorney Todd Weaver gave a presentation on the steps necessary to form a recreation district.

Generation Wild distributing free Wilderflower seed packets to encourage kids to help save the bees

Generation Wild, a movement from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) that seeks to reconnect kids with nature, is calling on Colorado’s kids to help save the bees this summer. 
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School board discusses ways for more family involvement

At its regular meeting held on June 11, the Archuleta School District Board of Education (BOE) heard from Julie Buchner, president of the District Accountability Committee (DAC), in regard to feedback received from the committee’s family engagement survey, which was distributed in February.
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Obituaries
Sly Lobato
Please come help celebrate the life of Sly Lobato, with the love of her life and partner Leroy Lobato, sister in Jesus, artist of Echos in Nature and smile for all!
Charles Ronald (Ron) Gustafson
Ron, age 90, passed away on June 14, 2024, (Flag Day) in Monte Vista, Colo.
Kevin Leo Laxen
Kevin Leo Laxen, age 64, of Winsted, Minn., passed away on Tuesday afternoon, June 4, 2024, at The Garden of Winsted Nursing Home.
Ralph M. Valadez 
Ralph M. Valadez passed on June 4. Ralph served in the Vietnam and Korean war, he worked for a farm implement manufacturer afterward and then was self-employed for many years. Ralph lived in Pagosa Springs with his wife for the last 23 years and was an active member of the community. 
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.
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Opinion
Westerners have begun looking at their homes differently these days. Are those trees too close? Should I move all that firewood stacked up next to the deck? Meanwhile, in California, some fire …
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Faith

New Thought Center to meet Sunday

The Sunday service on June 23 at 10:30 a.m. will include live music with Shelly, meditation and group discussion.   Upcoming events June 20, 6 p.m.: Illuminations with Paulette …

St. Patrick’s labyrinth open dawn to dusk

With the hope of warmer summer weather, the beautiful outdoor labyrinth at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church is available to the public from dawn to dusk. Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 …

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Sports

Youth pickleball lessons to begin June 28

Pickleball is for people of all ages. It combines elements of tennis, ping-pong and badminton.

74th annual Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo set for July 4-6

The 74th annual Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo will be held July 4-6 at the Western Heritage Event Center arena and grounds. Tickets are available online at www.pagosarodeo.com and at the gate prior to the event. The cost is $20 per adult and $10 for children. Box seats are available and can be purchased by calling Diana at (970) 749-3492.

This year marks the 74th anniversary of the Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo held annually in Pagosa Springs. 

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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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PSCDC provides broadband update, summer internship program in full swing

The Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation (PSCDC) provided a brief update on broadband projects around the county at its June 12 meeting.
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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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Saying a final goodbye to Willie Mays, baseball’s ‘Say hey’ kid
Mays, who died on June 18, 2024, at the age of 93, was not only the greatest baseball player of the last 80 years, and quite possibly ever, but he was an enormously important figure in American sports, culture and history. …
Enjoy a Fruit-Infused Fourth of July
(Family Features) Fourth of July fun calls for favorite snacks that complement the excitement. Whether you're a pyro or prefer to leave the fiery entertainment to the experts, one thing you can take charge of is the dessert table with recipes like Apple and Berry Cream Cheese Tarts and Patriotic Apple "Donuts."
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