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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

‘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...

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...

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...

Countless artifacts can be viewed at history museum

By Karissa FosterPagosa Springs History Museum There are countless artifacts in the Pagosa Springs History Museum. Each with an individual history.  This unique instrument, the tremola,...

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...

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...

Pfeiffer fights for the hot springs

We continue writing this week about the Pagosa Hot Springs, one of the principal reasons the town of Pagosa Springs is located where it...

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...

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...