News from Arboles: Lower level of TARA Community Center to initiate partial reopening

    Photo courtesy Susan Gibson
    The TARA Community Center hosts the first Archuleta County Mountain Express Transit van service from Arboles/Allison/Tiffany to Pagosa Springs on March 9.

    By Susan Gibson
    TARA Food Pantry

    The TARA Food Pantry will reopen to inside convenience shopping again on Saturday, March 27. The days of operation will also return to last year’s Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon. 

    COVID restrictions will still be in place, with all required to wear a face covering while inside the building. There will be no more than four people permitted in the pantry at a time, including at least one food pantry worker. For those who cannot wait for their turn in the pantry, to-go boxes of dry goods will be prepared for take out. 

    The lower level of the TARA Community Center will also be available during the same days and times, with the library, historical section, and coffee and snack area open. A maximum of four people (other than workers) will be permitted in that area.

    Mountain Express Transit now servicing Arboles 

    The TARA Community Center hosted, on Tuesday, March 9, the first Archuleta County MET (Mountain Express Transit) van service from Arboles/Allison/Tiffany to Pagosa Springs. 

    The rides are free for seniors, volunteer donations for veterans, and all others $16 for the round trip. The next trip is planned for March 30 and will continue every other week on Tuesdays from the TARA parking lot. Walmart and the City Market shopping area are the current stops during the two hours in Pagosa Springs.