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Community Earth Day celebration set

April 22, 2024 — over a half century of celebrating Earth Day. So much accomplished, yet there is so much still to do. What began in 1970 in the U.S. some 20 million strong is now …

New online AARP aging program, curbside service offered

Seniors aged 60 and over are invited to participate in a new free live online Senior Planet program on the first and third Fridays of the month starting March 1 at your library from 11:30 a.m. to …

Colorado Proud Recipe of the Month: carrot cake

Colorado Proud is a program of the Colorado Department of Agriculture that promotes food and agricultural products grown, raised or made in Colorado.   The program’s more than 3,000 …

ABLAZE Catholic High School Youth Group delivers love boxes

Teens from the ABLAZE Catholic High School Youth Group in Pagosa Springs are spreading love in and outside the Pagosa Springs community.   As of Valentine’s Day 2024, the teens have …

Sunday Night Unplugged concert slated for March 3

Sunday Night Unplugged will return to St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church on March 3 at 5 p.m. with a selection of sacred music pieces.   Catrinka Randall, mezzo-soprano, formerly with the …

New Thought Center to meet Sunday

The Sunday service on Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. will be with Dr. Elaine Harding on “Spiritual Healing for the Core Wound of the Heart.”   Upcoming events SpiritHeart Band practice …

Archuleta Seniors Inc. offering senior discount card through fundraiser

The Pagosa Senior Center is continuing its annual tradition of providing a local discount card for those ages 60 and better.   The discount card encourages seniors to support local …

Being grateful for inspections

Building a home of your own can be a challenge.   One of the hardest parts is passing all of the inspections. There is plumbing, framing, insulation, electrical, and the list seems to go on …

An unexpected crisis: The financial impact of Alzheimer’s disease

One in nine Americans age 65 and older — including 76,000 Coloradans — are among the 6.7 million people across the United States living with Alzheimer’s disease. Beyond the …

We need more grace

The best of times and the ugliest of times: 2023 gave us things to rejoice over, but a lot to cry about. God hid His face from us. He was there all the time, but we couldn’t see Him. We were …

100 years ago this month: Historical events from February 1924

The month of February has been home to many historical events over the years. Here’s a look at some that helped to shape the world in February 1924. • Honduran President Rafael …

New forest supervisor named for Rio Grande National Forest

Dennis Kuhnel has been appointed as forest supervisor of the Rio Grande National Forest. Kuhnel began serving in the role on Feb. 12. A native of northwestern Nebraska, Kuhnel attended …

Colorado to reduce indoor air pollution in schools, public buildings from wildfire smoke events through EPA grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to award $10.67 million in grant funding to nine selected recipients across the country to enhance community wildfire smoke preparedness. …

Members needed on Greater Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Committee

The USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region is pleased to announce the reopening and extension of the application period and is seeking new members with diverse backgrounds and interests to serve …

Free nutrition education available via text

Whether you are trying to maintain your healthy lifestyle or are looking for tips to improve your health, the Text2LiveHealthy (T2LH) text message program is for you.   T2LH is a program …

Habitat for Humanity presents build season by the numbers

We at Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County couldn’t be more excited to announce that our 2023 partner families have moved into their homes. We want to thank everyone who volunteered or …

Red Cross encourages CPR training for National Heart Month

The American Red Cross of Western Colorado is celebrating the 60th anniversary of American Heart Month by challenging all Coloradans to have at least one person in their homes who knows CPR or …

Energy guru says energy gap can be bridged

The experts tell us an energy gap looms. Fossil fuels are phasing out, and solar and wind power can’t produce enough electricity to meet the demand in coming decades. But that’s not …

Bird of the Week

Library foundation seeks community support

The library expansion team with the Ruby Sisson Library Foundation and Friends is hard at work raising funds and awareness of our Mountains of Opportunity campaign to expand and renovate your Ruby …

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