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Town Government Seeking Feedback on Vacation Rental Issues

The Town of Pagosa Springs invites community residents to participate in a survey, posted on MyPagosa.org, concerning Short Term/Vacation Rentals. STRs are residential homes that provide lodging stays of less than 30 days, and as such, are treated differently from long-term rentals. You will be asked to create an account...
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Our View: Public health

Recently, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners announced that in July it would be appointing a committee to study whether it should withdraw from participation in San Juan Basin Public Health, our local public health agency. Archuleta commissioners, along with some in the county, have been unhappy with SJBPH...
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EDITORIAL: Marching Along with the Broadband Band Wagon, Part Four

We are listening here to Jason Cox, co-manager at the non-profit Broadband Services Management Office (BSMO), presenting a ‘strategic plan’ of sorts to the Archuleta Board of County Commissioners at a June 1 work session. Mr. Cox had prepared an 11-page Power Point slideshow to outline how the BSMO could help the County spend $2.68 million over the next couple of years.
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EDITORIAL: Marching Along with the Broadband Band Wagon, Part Three

BroadbandNow estimates 674,433 people in Colorado lack access to an Internet service that can provide 25 Mbps (million bits per second) download speeds and 3 Mbps upload speeds. That is higher than the 161,000 people the FCC and the 182,600 people the state says are on the wrong side of the digital divide in Colorado…
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Pagosa Peak Open School Among ‘BEST Grant’ Recipients for 2021-2022

The Colorado State Board of Education on Wednesday approved a total of 41 “Building Excellent Schools Today” school construction grants and another 24 emergency grant requests to resolve ventilation and filtration issues related to COVID-19. The BEST grants total almost $623 million in school construction projects, using nearly $297 million...
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EDITORIAL: Marching Along with the Broadband Band Wagon, Part Two

The HUBZone Program mission is to promote job growth, capital investment and economic development to historically underutilized business zones… by providing contracting assistance to small businesses located in these economically distressed communities…. — US Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs website. We listened to a 15-minute presentation about...
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At a Glance: 2021 COVID Data (So Far)

Here’s a review of positive case counts for Colorado and La Plata County and a look at the state's full vaccination rate. See data for Archuleta County here and Montezuma County here. San Juan County, New Mexico figures are here. - - - - - - - - -
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Weekly COVID-19 Emergency Response Summary

Local Data (as of 6/3/21) Archuleta County cases: 991 (+7) La Plata County cases: 4,046 (+25) Archuleta County non-resident cases: 150 (+3) Archuleta County 1-week incidence rate: 100.0/100K. La Plata County 1-week incidence rate: 37.3/100K. Archuleta County deaths among cases with COVID-19: 2. La Plata County deaths among cases with...
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Garage Sale, This Weekend, Will Support Affordable Housing Efforts

Pagosa Housing Partners is pleased to announce a community garage sale at 165 Big Horn Court, in Holiday Acres. Dishes, cookware, small appliances, decorations, furniture, Christmas items, pet crates, storage items, garden items. Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6, 2021, from 9am – 3pm. Pagosa Housing Partners (PHP) —...
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EDITORIAL: The Long Road to Affordable Housing, Part Seven

I started this editorial series two weeks ago, with a story about Archuleta Housing Corporation and their effort to preserve and maintain the oldest low-income housing complexes in Pagosa Springs. Or shall we call the, the “most mature”?. Three of the four apartment complexes managed by this 501c3 non-profit are...
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EDITORIAL: The Long Road to Affordable Housing, Part Six

As Archuleta County interim Development Director Pamela Flowers wrapped up her presentation to the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday morning, she had presented data that depicted a vacation rental industry in Pagosa Springs, dominated by investors and second home owners who do not live in our community…. …and thus,...
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“Vaxx for Scratch” for COVID Vaccinations in Archuleta County

SJBPH Announces “Vaxx for Scratch” Promotion for COVID Vaccinations in Archuleta County. $10 Scratch tickets through the Colorado Lottery will be available to adult residents receiving COVID vaccination in Archuleta County starting June 3rd. Durango, Colo.: San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is pleased to announce the “Vaxx for Scratch”...
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EDITORIAL: The Long Road to Affordable Housing, Part Five

The Archuleta Board of County Commissioners — Warren Brown, Ronnie Maez and Alvin Schaaf — convened a work session on Tuesday morning at 8:30am. That’s nothing unusual; the Archuleta BOCC conevenes a work session most every Tuesday morning. The majority of the meeting was taken up by a lengthy presentation...
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EDITORIAL: The Long Road to Affordable Housing, Part Four

Last Thursday, May 27, the Pagosa Springs Town Council met — partly in-person, partly via Zoom — to discuss, once again, the lack of workforce housing in our community. At one point in the discussion, Council member Mat deGraaf made the case for moving ahead with some honest-to-goodness action steps.
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Archuleta County Assessor Woodruff Discusses Her Resignation

The Archuleta Board of County Commissioners briefly discussed the resignation of County Assessor Natalie Woodruff at their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 1, and heard Ms. Woodruff recommend Johanna Tully-Elliot to fill the remainder of her term. According to a letter sent to the BOCC on May 19, Ms. Woodruff...
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EDITORIAL: The Long Road to Affordable Housing, Part Three

According to Nicole Holt, the executive director at Archuleta Housing Corporation, the corporation spends in excess of $500,000 per year on utilities and at local businesses including:. …Ponderosa Lumber, Terry’s Ace Hardware, Village Interiors, Peak to Peak Electric, Doors & More, A-1 Services, Advance Auto Parts, American Family Insurance, Archuleta...
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Weekly COVID-19 Emergency Response Summary

Archuleta County cases: 984 (+11) La Plata County cases: 4,021 (+28) Archuleta County non-resident cases: 147 (+1) Archuleta County 1-week incidence rate: 64.30/100K. Archuleta County deaths among cases with COVID-19: 2 (+1) La Plata County deaths among cases with COVID-19: 41 (+1) See more at SJBPH’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard:. Topline...
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SJBPH Announces “Vaxx for Scratch” Promotion for COVID Vaccinations in Archuleta County

$10 Scratch tickets through the Colorado Lottery will be available to adult residents receiving COVID vaccination in Archuleta County starting June 3rd. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is pleased to announce the “Vaxx for Scratch” offer for individuals who have yet to receive the COVID vaccine. Any resident age 18 or older who receives COVID vaccination at a SJBPH clinic in Archuleta County will be offered a $10 Scratch ticket while supplies last. The Scratch tickets have a top prize of up to $500,000. Vaxx for Scratch tickets will be distributed starting June 3rd in Pagosa Springs, and additional clinics will be announced as they are scheduled: