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Thursday, December 8, 2022

The people behind the names: the Archuletas

Have you ever wondered why Archuleta County is called Archuleta County? You don’t have to be terribly observant to recognize that most of the...

Chicanery and the Tierra Amarilla Land Grant

Last week’s column featured the beginning of a dissertation on the Tierra Amarilla (TA) Land Grant, which included the southeastern part of Archuleta County...

The people behind the names: the Archuletas

We are exploring the source and meaning of the name of the county we live in, Archuleta County. The territory of Colorado was created in...

San Juan Mountains named for Spanish explorer

Who were the first Hispanics to travel across Pagosa Country and how long did it take them to get to Pagosa Country after Columbus...

The history of Cumbres Pass

In last week’s column, we were on a journey to explore the Banded Peaks area comprising the southeastern corner of Archuleta County. We climbed into...

Driving on the road to the Upper Blanco Basin

PREVIEW Columnist We’re driving on the road to the Upper Blanco Basin during the early 1920s. We’ve almost reached the point where today’s road tops...

‘Just good people’: Yamaguchi legacy lives on

By Randi PierceStaff Writer The Yamaguchi family — particularly brothers George, Fred, Ralph “Hoppo” and Ernest “Guchi” — is, nowadays, perhaps most well-known in the...

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Hidden deep in the mountains near the upstream birth of the West Fork of the San Juan River lives a Pagosa Country legend, Born’s...

Pagosa’s Past: Stories of Nipple Mountain Trail

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist I’d been in Mullin’s barbershop, getting my weekly trim. We’d been talking about paths. Mostly, I’d been bragging about all...

‘History at Work’ is theme of Heritage Month

By Margaret Gallegos Special to The SUN Historic Preservation Month is celebrated nationally during the month of May —a  Colorado tradition. The Town of Pagosa Springs...

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