Group considers courthouse locations


More than a dozen citizens met at the Archuleta County administration building twice in May to discuss the best location(s) for new county facilities and, in the end, decided that the county’s property on Hot Springs Boulevard would be the best location.

That site, however, is plagued by deed restrictions that prevent justice and sheriff functions from being located on the site, with the exception of the district attorney and victim advocates.

Because of that deed restriction, the citizen advisory committee suggested ways of working with or around the deed restrictions, and further directed County Administrator Bentley Henderson and County Attorney Todd Starr that the other sites were not acceptable to the group.

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