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New forest supervisor named for Rio Grande National Forest

Dennis Kuhnel has been appointed as forest supervisor of the Rio Grande National Forest. Kuhnel began serving in the role on Feb. 12. A native of northwestern Nebraska, Kuhnel attended …

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to award $10.67 million in grant funding to nine selected recipients across the country to enhance community wildfire smoke preparedness. …

Members needed on Greater Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Committee

The USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region is pleased to announce the reopening and extension of the application period and is seeking new members with diverse backgrounds and interests to serve …

CDPHE offering free radon test kits, low-income mitigation assistance

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) strongly urges Colorado residents to test their homes for radon using a free radon test kit. In Colorado, nearly half of homes …

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has scheduled critical winter maintenance operations on U.S. 160 Wolf Creek Pass for tomorrow morning at 5:30 a.m., (Friday, Feb. 9). Travelers …

U.S. 160 Wolf Creek Pass and U.S. 550 mountain corridor scheduled to close

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will implement a safety closure at 10 p.m. this evening for U.S. 550 north of Purgatory ski area to Ouray, due to adverse weather conditions and high …

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews are preparing for the next anticipated rounds of winter weather to hit southwest and south-central Colorado beginning tomorrow evening and lasting …

US 160 Wolf Creek Pass to close early Saturday morning for maintenance 

Motorists will encounter brief highway closures during the early morning hours on Saturday, Feb. 3, along southwest Colorado mountain corridors forecasted to accumulate several inches of snow …

Significant snow this weekend to impact travel

Another round of snow is making its way across the state this weekend, with the majority of impacts occurring in southwest Colorado and the high country. Rain/snow showers began spreading into …

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) responded to a rock slide blocking all lanes of travel on U.S. 160 between Pagosa Springs and the Wolf Creek Pass summit. A highway closure was …

A two-vehicle accident Monday morning left one in critical condition. According to a press release from Pagosa Springs Police Chief William Rockensock, at approximately 7:24 a.m. o n Jan. 29 , …

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office will be escorting Deputy William “Bill” Lucero on his final patrol of Archuleta County on Tuesday, Jan. 16 , at approximately 10:30 a.m. His …

Registration open for Incredible Years Parenting Class

Seeds of Learning and Pagosa Head Start are partnering to offer the Incredible Years Parenting Class to caregivers who want to build positive relationships with their children or would like new ideas …

Applications being accepted for county grants

Applications are now being accepted for the Community Marijuana Offset Impact Fund grant awards.   Applicants for award funding may be a graduating local high school student, a college …

On Thursday, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) issued a special avalanche advisory for mountainous areas of Colorado, alerting the public to dangerous avalanche conditions heading into …

Late Sunday afternoon, Archuleta School District announced that all district schools will be on a two-hour delay Monday. Busses will run two hours later than usual, and students and staff will …

Registration open for Sledz on Rez

Build Pagosa’s Sledz on Rez event will be back during WinterFest, with all its boisterous fun, crazy antics and delicious food. The event will return to Reservoir Hill on Jan. 20, 2024, …

Build Pagosa building momentum heading into 2024

In Archuleta County and across the region, there exists a problematic gap between the needs of our workforce and the career and technical education (CTE) offerings available locally. Across …

“I was afraid they weren’t going to have a Christmas,” PaTrisha Patten said of how she felt after learning the storage unit housing the gifts for the Adopt-A-Family Christmas …

Motorists can expect a return of winter weather this weekend, with a storm system expected to move across the Rockies Saturday through Monday, bringing the potential for moderate to heavy snow …

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