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Added services at hospital in new year
The Pagosa Springs Medical Center will once again kick off a new year by expanding the services it offers to patients.

LPEA announces 11-percent rate increase
The La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors Monday gave preliminary approval for an average electric rate increase of approximately 11 percent.

Secretary of State cuts online business filing fees to $1 during ‘holiday’
Secretary of State Scott Gessler Monday announced a fee holiday for all online business filings, effective Dec. 1.

Education Center announces spring college course lineup
Southwest Colorado Community College (SCCC), spring 2013 classes will be offered at Archuleta County Education Center.

Biz Beat
Longtime funeral service professional Matthew Boyle and his wife, Lera, moved to Pagosa Springs from Chicago, Ill., on Sept. 3, with a vision of taking quality funeral service to the next level — without raising prices or pushing improvement costs on to client families.

LPEA Round Up Foundation funds local causes
La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation shares in the excitement of Loaves and Fishes volunteers as all those dirty dishes are loaded in the new dishwasher that Round Up helped them acquire. What joy a dishwasher can bring.

PAWSD gets more accurate water loss data
As the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District continues to install more accurate meters at water treatment facilities, totals for the water produced and water lost each month are more accurate.

Be wary of online CPR, First Aid classes
Over the years in the Emergency Response Industry, National Safety Council (NSC) has developed a set of practical and theoretical skills which are essential in performing effective CPR and First Aid.

PAWSD office closed for holidays
The Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District office will be closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day, and Nov. 22 and 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Health service district considers proposed budget
The Upper San Juan Health Service District has a draft budget for 2013.

Loma Linda metro district meeting, hearing date changed
Loma Linda Metropolitan District’s budget hearing and board of directors meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., has been changed to Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.

Newest metro district to hold election, nominations sought
A call for nominations printed in the Public Notices section of this issue of The SUN reveals the fate of the Timber Ridge Metropolitan District proposed earlier this year — now the county’s newest special district.

Local students vote in mock election
Registered electors in Archuleta County were not the only residents casting votes Tuesday.

GED offered at education center
It’s never too late.

Each year, 500,000 people pass the GED test. Are you ready to join them?

Solar panels installed on middle school roof
Pagosa Springs Middle School received an array of photovoltaic solar panels last week thanks to those La Plata Electric Association members who contribute to the Local Green Power Fund.

Business district assessment survey available
The Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation and the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a community assessment with Downtown Colorado Inc. (DCI) on Nov. 13 and 14.

PAWSD board approves water line between treatment plants
The Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District met Tuesday afternoon in a special meeting.

SourceGas customers to see lower natural gas prices
SourceGas customers to see lower natural gas prices

Ed Center presents Fabulous Fridays at middle school
This school year brings a wonderful new opportunity for middle school students on Friday afternoons.

School district teachers to get raise
Members of the school board for Archuleta School District 50 Joint proved they are willing to go that extra step to support their teachers.

Full schedule of offerings at Ed Center
If you or another adult or family you know would like to expand some lifelong learning opportunities, Archuleta County Education Center has many classes this fall to help meet your needs.

PAWSD directors updated on water loss, consider draft budget
The Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District is moving toward a solution for water loss, but it is a long road.

Superintendent spearheads statewide curricula development
Mark DeVoti, superintendent of Archuleta School District 50 Joint, has spearheaded a statewide effort to develop model curricula that would be available to all school districts in Colorado.