Pagosan joins Region 9 loan committee


By Terry Blair-Burton

Special to The SUN

Derek Farrah, a Pagosa Springs resident and accountant, has joined the Region 9 Economic Development District’s Business Loan Fund (BLF) Committee.

Farrah was educated in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe and South Africa, and moved to Pagosa Springs in 1992. He was approved by the Region 9 executive board and will fill an Archuleta County position.

The Loan Committee is composed of two representatives from each of the five counties in southwest Colorado, plus two at-large positions with at least one person with loan making experience, one person with an accounting background, one person with a real estate background and two with a background in business.  The term on the loan committee is two years, but there is no limit to the number of terms a committee person may serve.

For more information on the loan program and committee,  contact Region 9 at 247-9621 or visit the webpage at