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EDITORIAL: Theories of Growth, for the Non-Mathematician, Part Two

Two government discussions about growth in Pagosa Springs took place last night. We covered one of those issues very briefly in Part One: a 70-unit housing development in Aspen Village being proposed by the Town of Pagosa Springs in association with Texas-based housing developer Servitas LLC. This proposed project was considered by the Town Planning Commission, based on drawings like the one shown below.
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Community Invited to Public Outreach Event on Local Water Needs, Tonight

The San Juan Water Conservancy District cordially invites you to attend an informational and interactive outreach workshop, tonight, Tuesday August 9, to preview the latest Water Supply and Demand Study, and discuss the top water issues facing the district. The draft report can be downloaded here. The event is free...
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Colorado DMV, Archuleta County to Reveal ‘DMV2GO’ Services

PHOTO: DMV2GO Manager Desiree Trostel helps a Coloradan on December 21, 2021, by providing essential services through the new DMV2GO program at the Saint Francis Center in Denver. DMV2GO provides the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles with a flexible tool to help underserved Coloradans, including rural, senior, indigent and incarcerated Coloradans. (Derek Kuhn/DOR Photo)

REAL ESTATE: The Riley Report

It’s very green and a little soggy out there – lots of rain and not much sun over the past week or so. The monsoons have been in overdrive, and the wildflowers are having a field day. This is great news for the drought and fire danger. Town...

Photography Club to Hear About John Fielder’s Landscape Photography

The August meeting of the Pagosa Springs Photography Club will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, August 10, at 6:30pm at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St. Our program this month is “Major Contemporary Photographers: John Fielder and Landscape Photography,” presented by Dave Anderson. This will be a...

‘Curtains Up’ Casting Call for the ‘Addams Family Musical’

Curtains Up Pagosa is pleased to announce our upcoming production: the “Addams Family Musical.”. We will be hosting auditions at Pagosa Springs High School on August 19 and 20 from 6 to 9pm. The show will take place over the Halloween weekend. There are roles for adults and children...

‘Dancing with the Pagosa Stars’ Tickets Now on Sale

Virtual tickets for this year’s ‘Dancing with the Pagosa Stars’ event, benefiting Seeds of Learning are now on sale. The 5th annual Dancing with the Pagosa Stars can be enjoyed two different ways this year. Attendees can cheer on their favorite stars by either purchasing a ticket to attend in person at the Ross Aragon Community Center or purchasing a virtual ticket to view the event online on from the comfort of your own home on August 20.

EDITORIAL: A River Runs Through It, Part Five

PHOTO: Lake Forest, also known as Borns Lake Reservoir, and the suburban neighborhood just north of the Vista Waste Water Treatment Plant. We heard some pleasant news, earlier this week, about the primary uses of domestic water within the Town of Pagosa Springs — the ‘primary domestic uses’ being cleaning, washing and flushing, all of which send dirty water into the Town’s waste water system. That system then pumps the dirty water uphill through a seven-mile pipeline to the Vista Waste water Treatment Plant operated by the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD).

Obituary: Lewis Edgar Agnew – June 20, 1926 – July 28, 2022

Lewis Edgar Agnew Jr., age 96, passed away on July 28 2022 in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Margaret, four children and their spouses: Connie and Bill Noel of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, Barbara and Niels Jacobsen of Atlanta, Georgia, Jane and Carl Bigler of Pagosa Springs and Flagstaff, Arizona and Jim and Lisa Agnew, of Tijeras, New Mexico. Lew is also survived by a most remarkable group of 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Archuleta County Fair Offers Something for Everyone, This Weekend

Archuleta County residents and visitors are invited to enjoy some downtime during the upcoming Archuleta County Fair, which started yesterday, Thursday August 4, and runs through this Sunday, August 7. Fairgrounds general admission is free to all. Animals, raised by local 4-H members, will be on display in the Hughes...

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Summer Fridays through September. Free Admission. Live Music with Matt Song Bird Jones, country. Food by KD's Back Country BBQ. More info at 6-9pm.

EDITORIAL: A River Runs Through It, Part Four

While attempting to better understand one of the more complicated public issues in Colorado — the allocation of water — I happened upon a map posted on the Southwest Basins Roundtable website, showing the various watersheds in the southwest corner of Colorado. The San Juan River drainage; the...

Vets for Vets Will Participate in ‘Wreaths Across America’

Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County has announced that it has chosen to support Wreaths Across America at Hill Top Cemetery as part of the national organization’s Group Sponsorship Program. This is the first year that Vets for Vets will participate in the national program whose mission is to...
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A River Runs Through It, Part One – Pagosa Daily Post News Events & Video for Pagosa Springs Colorado

I’ve been visiting a US Geological Survey web page lately, while researching my recent eight-part article about the San Juan Water Conservancy (SJWCD). Earlier this week, SJWCD received a report on current water demand in Archuleta County, and possible future water demand, looking at 2050 water needs. The report was written by Wilson Water Group. In my editorial series, I shared some of my concerns about the focus of the report (specifically, comments about the need for a Dry Gulch Reservoir, and the lack of discussion about agricultural water use) and about the inaccuracy of some of the data used .

Colorado’s Newest Wildlife Overpass and Underpass Completed on Highway 160

The Colorado Department of Transportation recently completed the state’s newest wildlife overpass and underpass on U.S. Highway 160 between Durango and Pagosa Springs in southwest Colorado. The wildlife mitigation project will enhance safety for this section of the highway by promoting safer travel for motorists, enhancing the safer movement of wildlife, and reducing wildlife-vehicle collisions.

EDITORIAL: A River Runs Through It, Part Three

With low water levels and water temperatures consistently rising above 71 degrees, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) enacted a voluntary afternoon fishing closure beginning July 21 for the San Juan River through Pagosa Springs, the Animas River through Durango and the Dolores River below McPhee Reservoir…. — from the Pagosa...