Photo courtesy Archuleta County
New concrete girders span the San Juan River as crews continue work on the Juanita Bridge project. Although years in the making, recent events indicate the project is nearing completion, and — weather permitting — should be finished by the end of June.
PS sanitation district moves to buy time, waives fees
Feeling unfettered by federal and state environmental standards, the board of the Pagosa Springs Sanitation General Improvement District (PSSGID) agreed to fund a study for revised environmental measures, but did not approve plans for an improved wastewater treatment plant, as directed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
Town approves resolution
After calling a special meeting for Friday, July 10, the Pagosa Springs Town Council voted to approve a resolution and the first reading of an ordinance that will hopefully provide economic relief for town residents.
Treatment plant, or a Band-Aid?
Unable to decide on how to proceed with the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant, the board of the Pagosa Springs Sanitation and General Improvement District (PSSGID) deferred further discussion and decisions until a special meeting today, scheduled after a noon Town Council work session, in council chambers at Town Hall.
Council seeks input at today’s economic development work session
After the unveiling of an economic development plan last week, the Pagosa Springs Town Council appeared reluctant to approve details of that plan, tabling an ordinance and a resolution that would have waived certain fees and provided a rebate of sales tax for certain developers.
Town strikes geothermal water agreement with Springs Resort
Taking another stab at an issue that stymied the Pagosa Springs Town Council for much of the latter part of 2008 — a proposed lease on 400-plus gallons per minute of geothermal water to The Springs Resort — Town Manager David Mitchem found a compromise that satisfied both sides of the issue and quickly put the matter to rest.
No progress on new wastewater treatment plant
Having rejected USDA funding options for a new wastewater treatment plant, the Pagosa Springs Sanitation General Improvement District (PSSGID) board spent most of its meeting last Thursday deciding to do nothing.
Town, USDA discuss treatment plant options
Uncertain funding options will once again delay the construction of a much-needed wastewater treatment plant, as the town of Pagosa Springs scrambles to secure additional cash to fill a $1.15 million budget shortfall for the project.
Town Council to consider budget cuts today
Faced with a continuing decline in sales tax revenues, with revenues down 7.12 percent so far this year and March sales tax receipts up only .19 percent from the same month last year, the town of Pagosa Springs will most likely cut its budget by another five percent today.
Geothermal greenhouse project — patience and time
Slog a considerable way through “War and Peace” and you’ll find that Tolstoy writes, “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
Town to seek new planner
The Town of Pagosa Springs faces a gap in its planning department with the recent resignation of Senior Planner Joe Nigg.
Town council considers geothermal regulations, sales tax collection
The Pagosa Springs Town Council took a first step in codifying its Geothermal Department’s heating regulations during its May council meeting ...
Treatment plant price tag too high for town
Faced with revenues spiraling downwards and a budget that, by most accounts, is not flush with cash, the town of Pagosa Springs is in a position ...
Dim revenue picture for town
Despite brief and amicable proceedings of the Pagosa Springs Town Council last Thursday, a dire report of the local economy was the stormy petrel perched prominently on the board’s agenda.
TTC cuts trout project funding
The Pagosa Quality Fishing Project may have suffered a financial setback Tuesday when the Town Tourism Committee (TTC) voted to provide $1,300 of the group’s $25,000 funding request for a fish stocking project in the San Juan River in Pagosa Springs.

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