Courthouse remains closed, some services available


    The Archuleta County Courthouse remains closed today, Tuesday, Sept. 12, to allow for air quality testing following concerns over the air quality in the facility.

    The courthouse will remain closed until further notice, though several services remain available.

    Those needed to make a payment to the Archuleta County Treasurer’s Office can do so beginning Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the county’s administration building located at 398 Lewis St.

    The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) is currently closed to walk-in traffic. Anyone in need of a deputy can contact the ACSO via dispatch at 731-2160. Those needing VIN inspections can go to the the Emergency Operations Center at 777 County Road 600 (Piedra Road) between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Civil serve paperwork services are available at the same place during the same hours. The ACSO is currently unable to process concealed handgun permits at this time. Those needing fingerprints can go to the Pagosa Springs Police Department (PSPD) at 511 Hot Springs Blvd., in the Town Hall. The PSPD can be reached at 264-4151, ext. 228.

    All court activity for Archuleta County Court and the 6th Judicial District has been moved to Durango until further notice. Anyone with questions regarding specific court cases, locations and times can speak to a court clerk by calling 247-2304. The courts in Durango are located at 1060 2nd Ave.

    For more information, see and next week’s edition of The SUN.