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Construction of several chain stations to begin April 15

The Colorado Department of Transportation, with its contract partner, Williams Construction, will begin work on the region-wide chain station improvements project to help ensure that commercial …

U.S. 160 over Wolf Creek Pass to close for about one hour Friday for helicopter operations

  The Colorado Department of Transportation will be wrapping up winter maintenance operations Friday, April 12, on U.S. 160 between Pagosa Springs and South Fork. The highway will …
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Commissioners hear development services update

At its March 19 work session, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) heard an update on the Building, Planning and Water Quality departments from Development Director Pamela …
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County moves to deny fee waiver requests from Archuleta Seniors Inc.

At its April 2 meeting, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC), acting as the liquor board, denied waiver requests for a special event permit fee and building rental fee from Archuleta Seniors Inc. (ASI), among other business.

Archuleta Democratic Club will meet April 22

The Archuleta Democratic Club will meet on Monday, April 22, at 11:30 a.m. at Coyote Moon to hear Vanessa Skean and Deborah Smith speak about Healthy Archuleta. 
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Obituaries
Carol Ann White
Carol Ann White, beloved by her family and the many first-graders she taught, passed quietly in her home on Monday, April 8, 2024.
Mary Dell Walls
Mary Dell Walls went to be with the Lord on March 4, 2024, at the age of 80. She was born in Two Rivers, Wis., on June 11, 1943, to parents Henry and Beulah Zeihen.
Becky Ann Thorne
After years of struggling with health issues, Becky Ann Thorne passed away peacefully at her home in Pagosa Springs on March 24, 2024.
Faye Cordova
Faye Cordova was surrounded by all her children when she was called home to heaven on March 28, 2024.  She was greeted by her loving husband, Joe Cordova, and her two sons, Robert and Michael Cordova.
Warren Joseph Grams
Warren Joseph Grams passed away at home on March 13 , 2024. Warren was born on Dec. 1, 1937, in Glen Cove, N.Y.
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Pirates look to right ship with home doubleheader

The 3A Pagosa Springs High School Pirate baseball team hit a rough patch when it took on a series of 4A opponents over the last week, going 0-5 and moving to a 4-6 overall record.

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Pirates opt out of meet, will compete Friday in Cortez

The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate track and field teams opted to not compete with Mother Nature at last weekend’s Abel Velasquez Invite in Ignacio.

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Lady Pirates drop two, tie one, to host Panthers Saturday

Lady Pirate Sophia Alexander works to maintain possession during a home game against Alamosa on April 5. The Pirates lost the match 7-0.

The Pagosa Springs High School Lady Pirate soccer team lost two matches against Telluride on April 3 and Alamosa on April 5 and tied a game against Bayfield on April 9 to bring its record to 2-2-1.

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Opinion
By Pepper Trail PREVIEW Columnist Let’s play a game, the climate-change game that every living thing on Earth has no choice but to play, starting — now. The game is called …
There’s a fine line between learning from the mistakes of others and shaming people for their ignorance. Twelve people have died in avalanches in the United States this winter, including …
Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument rarely leaves the news. The political tussle over this stunning expanse of red rock canyons exemplifies all the cultural dissonance in the rural West. …
The search started with a punchline. My daughter said to me, “I was trying to remember the joke we always told in the family: Hit the ball and drag Joe.”   She said, “I …
Faith

New Thought Center to meet Sunday

The Sunday service on April 7 at 10:30 a.m. will be with Stephanie Morrow, Reiki master and intuitive, on “Let it Go to Let it Flow.”   “This Activity of Light is …

Countywide Women’s Bible Study meeting weekly

Our Pagosa winter was a disappointment with less than the required snowfalls. But, what has not been a disappointment is the Bible study for all the women in the county, from all the churches, …

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LPEA announces delegates for National Rural Electric Youth Tour

La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) is proud to announce the selection of four exemplary high school juniors from LPEA’s service territory to represent the cooperative at the National Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., from June 17-23. 
Food

Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership issues invitation to celebrate harvest of local foods and creativity

By Sally High | Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) is hosting the Three Sisters at your Thanksgiving Table Saturday, Nov. 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pagosa …
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