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Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) is set to have a new school director for next school year. 

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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. 

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.

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. 

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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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 …

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At its regular meeting held on Tuesday, May 14 the Archuleta School District Board of Education (BOE) heard from Superintendent Rick Holt in regard to the district’s student behavior matrix that is used to help identify disruptive behaviors and the suggested response.

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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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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.

Forests to Faucets workshop for teachers to be held in Pagosa Springs

The annual Forests to Faucets workshop will be held in Pagosa Springs this summer on June 12-13. The two-day workshop offers an opportunity for teachers to wear the “student hat” and …

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Colorado attorney general meets with community

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser visited with members from the community on Friday, May 10. 

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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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Charter school discusses food authority program, board vacancies

The Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) Board of Directors held a regular meeting on Thursday, April 17, in which the board met with representatives from the Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) to review a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two entities that outlines CSI’s role as the school’s food authority.

PPOS middle-schoolers join community conversations, study Native American boarding houses

Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) middle schoolers joined approximately 70 community members at the Durango Library on April 18 to hear Fabian Martinez with the Southern Ute Cultural Center present “Unveiling Histories: Boarding Schools and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.”

Middle school announces third-quarter honor roll

The following Pagosa Springs Middle School fifth-grade students made the A honor roll with a 4.0 GPA: Jacob Adams, Grant Bliss, Wynnona Buchner, Wyatt Buck, Kainoa Landry, Sage Merrill-Exton, Kiara Patel, Delilah Powell, Hannah Richards, Rystle Ross, Samuel Sanchez, Riley Sanders, Tyson Sewell and Maheyla Witting.

LPEA announces delegates for National Rural Electric Youth Tour

La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) is proud to announce the selection of four exemplary high school juniors from LPEA’s service territory to represent the cooperative at the National Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., from June 17-23. 

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At its meeting on Tuesday evening, the Archuleta School District (ASD) Board of Education approved an old version of a policy it updated in January relating to instructional time.

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On Tuesday, 6th Judicial District Attorney Sean Murray confirmed the case against Bret Smith, the driver of the SUV involved in the Jan. 29 crash that included a school bus, has been dismissed due to the defendant’s death.

Early Childhood Council of Archuleta County assesses local child care challenges

The Early Childhood Council of Archuleta County (ECCAC) has completed a comprehensive assessment, a family survey and a series of focus group meetings to understand and address the community’s critical child care needs.

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Charter school picks next director

On Friday evening, March 22, the Pagosa Peak Open School Board of Directors unanimously voted for Emily Murphy, the school’s current assistant director, to take the helm as school director following the departure of Angela Reali-Crossland, who currently serves in the role.

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