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Expect Delays on CO 151: CDOT Maintenance Work Underway Between Ignacio and Chimney Rock
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has started maintenance on Colorado Highway 151, between Mile Points 10 and 33. The work, which began on December 7, involves pothole repairs. Motorists traveling between Ignacio and Chimney Rock National Monument should expect full stops and delays of up to 15 minutes, Monday to Friday, for the rest of the month. The completion of the surface treatment by month's end is weather-dependent.
Many Moons Ago
Spaghetti, French bread, corn, and cake completed the meal at the elders’ luncheon at the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum on Friday, Nov. 15. This photo was published in the Nov. 27, 2013, issue of the Southern Ute Drum.
EDITORIAL: The Price of Gas, and What to Do About It, Part Two
In Part One, yesterday, we heard from local activist Jane Davison, and from Archuleta County Commissioner Warren Brown, at a public meeting held at the Sisson Library last week. The topic: gasoline prices in Pagosa Springs, which have consistently been higher than in surrounding communities. Price gouging?. During her slide...
EDITORIAL : All We are Saying… is Give Peace a Chance, Part One
I had a lively email exchange last week, with Daily Post columnist Gary Beatty, about whether Israel’s response to the October 7 attack by Hamas was reasonable, humane, justifiable, and various other issues people might have around a deadly military action in a faraway land. Of course, in such...
Indoor Fun Around Durango
This Indoor Family Fun for Bayfield, Ignacio & Durango guide is sponsored by Christner Properties, Macaroni KID Durango's preferred real estate agent, Erin Christner. Whether new to town and looking for the best fit for your family, wondering about the market and how to prep sell, or questions about the new local programs that help with down payments and home buying in LaPlata County, Erin is the go to agent! Check out current listings on her website or download her app.
Letter to the Editor – James M. Olguin
I want to express my overwhelming appreciation to the Directors of the Permanent Fund (PF) for the “surprise” farewell celebration that was held in my honor on Nov. 15. It certainly was a surprise, and I am grateful and honored, so thank you again, to the Directors of the Permanent Fund. I was released early by Chairman Baker to my appointed role as the Executive Officer, which would normally have ended on December 4, 2023.
Colorado High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in La Plata County Today - December 7
If your plans today include tracking the local high school basketball games in La Plata County, Colorado, then there is some important info you need to know. Find out how to watch or stream today's high-school action in the piece below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS...
16 Inches of Fresh Snow at Wolf Creek
Photo by Sam Bricker, courtesy of Wolf Creek Ski Area. The 2023-2024 ski season at Wolf Creek Ski Area is underway with 7-day a week operations. All lifts are operating from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Wolf Creek has received 16 inches of snow in the last week! The midway snow depth...
Native American Heritage at Ignacio Elementary School
Tuesday, Nov. 21, some students from Ignacio Elementary wore their traditional regalia to celebrate who they are and to recognize their heritage. Students: Tia Howe, Cyana Whiteskunk, Sakarii Goodtracks, Miracle William and Sophia Begaye wrote letters to their principal Shauna Branch asking if they can begin a “Rock Your Mocs” tradition at Ignacio Elementary School. “Rock Your Mocs” is celebrated across many tribal nations for Native American Heritage month and is generally celebrated on Nov. 15.
Heritage Dancers perform at IMS
Southern Ute Royalty leads the Heritage Dancers in during their performance at the Ignacio Middle School on Tuesday, Nov. 21 as part of Native American Heritage Month. The group showcased their powwow dance styles during the performance educating head start, elementary, and middle school students sharing cultural teachings with the students.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Cats Up for Adoption in pagosa springs, CO
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of pagosa springs..
EDITORIAL: Hot Water, Part Four
PHOTO: The trusty heat exchanger that serves the Town of Pagosa Springs’ downtown geothermal heating system. The Town of Pagosa Springs has owned and operated a geothermal heating system since December 1982 to provide geothermal heating during the colder months to customers in Town. The Town’s geothermal heating system was funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) with additional funds provided by Archuleta County and the Town. The total cost to complete the system was over $1.4 million (roughly $3.96 million in 2020 dollars). Currently, the system has 32 customers of varying sizes and is fully operational (shutdown for summer). The heating season for our geothermal system is typically October through April…
Five GOP County Chairs Refuse to Certify Election Results at Direction of Party Leader Who Calls Sec. of State Hitler
The Colorado GOP’s new point man on election integrity, notorious election denier Ron Hanks, who kicked off his efforts by telling the Republican members of local election boards to refuse to sign off on certifying their county election results, escalated his rhetoric recently by calling Secretary of State Jena Griswold Hitler. He also convinced five local party chairs, four of whom represent some of the largest counties in the state, to refuse to certify the election results.
Restaurant Owners, Food Service Businesses Invited to Public Health Department Presentation Tomorrow
The Archuleta County Public Health Department (ACPHD) and the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce will host local restaurant owners and food service workers at Rosie’s Pizzeria tomorrow, Tuesday, December 5, at 10am to give people a chance to meet ACPHD’s newly-appointed Environmental Health Specialist, Angelica Leslie. Rosie’s Pizzeria...
Small Business Development Center Offering Free Webinars
Sometimes the best way to get information is in a classroom setting. All training classes offered by the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center are developed and presented by current or former successful business owners just like you. They are volunteers eager to share their knowledge to help the local business community.
Buy Your ‘Adventure Raffle’ Tickets by Dec. 13
There are only two weeks left until the drawing for the Adventure Raffle prizes, which will be pulled at the Old-Fashioned Christmas on December16 at 6pm. Online ticket sales close on Wednesday, December 13 at 5pm. Tickets are 1 for $5, three for $10 and seven for $20. They can...
SENIOR CENTER NEWS: ASI Invites You to a Christmas Party, Dec. 20
The community is invited to attend a casual and festive Christmas party at the Pagosa Senior Center on Wednesday, December 20 from 11am to 2pm. Come for lunch and stay for a joyful time together. Plans are in the works to have music, and we will follow lunch with hot...
Sign Up Now for Improve Comedy Class at Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts
Thingamajig Theatre Company and the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts are pleased to announce an upcoming Improv Comedy Class led by Karisa Bruin and Scott Morehead, running from January 8 through March 4, 2024. This class is for anyone who wants to have a good time and have some belly laughs. Absolutely no experience required. Ages 18 and up.
All things health
Edward Box III gets a massage at the Grateful Journey Therapeutic Bodywork booth during this year’s Southern Ute Health Fair held at the Sky Ute Casino and Resort on Thursday, Nov. 16. The Southern Ute Health Fair promotes awareness of all aspects of wellness in the community.
Bobcats impact All-SCC football list
Knowing they represented a lion’s share of talent available to Ignacio Football’s coaching staff this fall, the Bobcat seniors weren’t afraid to be vocal – for better or worse – leaders on the field. But once off it, there was always one last stop to...