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Looking Back: July 11, 2024

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100 years ago Taken from SUN files of July 11, 1924 The steel for the new Piedra bridge is now being hauled daily, the Shields caterpillar tractor and log wagons being used for that …

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Looking Back: June 13, 2024

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Legacies: June 13, 2024

100 years ago Taken from SUN files of June 13, 1924 Edw. Teyssier, contractor on the Putnam hill road project, announces that the new road will probably be open for traffic by the end of …

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100 years ago Taken from SUN files of May 30, 1924 While several cars have made the trip both ways over the Wolf Creek Pass highway every day since its opening last week, it is reported in …

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100 years ago Taken from SUN files of May 23, 1924 Grant Shields last Saturday commenced the removal of the buildings purchased by him from the school board and which have occupied the new …

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Looking Back: May 23, 2024

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Legacies: May 16, 2024

100 years ago Taken from SUN files of May 16, 1924 Two young ladies of Pagosa Springs, whose names we dare not mention under threat of mayhem, spent a delightful (?) day last Friday …

Chimney Rock National Monument to open for season May 15

Come experience a unique part of America’s heritage this summer in the shadows of Chimney Rock National Monument’s awe-inspiring twin spires.   Chimney Rock will open for the …

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100 years ago Taken from SUN files of May 9, 1924 A total of 120,000 brook trout, which were secured from the Durango hatchery, were placed in the San Juan river by J.B. Patterson. The …

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Taken from SUN files of April 25, 1924 Commencing last evening, this section has been visited by rain, sleet, snow, hail and wind up to the present writing — otherwise the weather is perfect.

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Taken from SUN files of April 15, 1999 Agreement was reached Tuesday between the Upper San Juan Humane Society and the Archuleta County Commissioners allowing the Humane Society to apply for approximately 10 acres of Bureau of Land Management land in the Stevens Field area.

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Some gasoline in Pagosa Springs is now selling for 50¢ per gallon, the highest that any local resident can remember.

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Eight families now have new places to live as a result of the Archuleta Housing Corp.’s low rental project. There will be 44 more such units available between now and early summer.

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Pagosa Springs is without a school building as a result of a disastrous fire Wednesday night, when the combined grade and high school building of District No. 1, situated on the high round hill near the center of the town, was completely destroyed by fire of an unknown origin.

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The snow is well over a hundred inches on the pass now, and perfect for wet snow skiing. An auxiliary tow has been established to carry skiers to the top of the range, and thereby provides a run that is a challenge to even the best skiers.

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It was our pleasure Wednesday to view the plans prepared by Silas Smith, architect of Durango, for the proposed new hotel on the Springs property. They are complete in every detail and done in water colors. Nothing has been overlooked in the way of possible needs for a magnificent structure that will accommodate the traveling tourist and health seeking public.

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A new fee schedule was adopted Tuesday night by the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District at its director’s regular monthly meeting. The action conforms with recent PAWS board policy of reviewing the utility’s charges and expenses. 

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The capacity of the new Pagosa Springs High School gym will be tested this weekend when thousands of basketball fans converge on Pagosa Springs to watch the annual Intermountain League District Tournament.

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The Pagosa Pirates raised the bar with their performances at the state wrestling tournament last week, establishing a new standard for the program with two individual state champions, a two-time state champion, and a second-place team finish.

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