Up to 72 inches of snow could hit part of Colorado by mid-week
Big snow is sweeping through the western half of Colorado, with a large portion of the San Juan mountain region expected to get up to four feet of snow through Wednesday at 6 PM. If that's not impressive enough, a more localized area may get up to 72 inches during the same period.
Club Wyndham Donates Land in Pagosa Springs to Habitat for Humanity
PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 21, 2023-- Club Wyndham, the nation’s largest vacation club and flagship vacation ownership brand in the Wyndham Destinations portfolio, recently announced the donation of five lots of land in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, to Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County (Habitat Archuleta). This is the company’s first land donation to Habitat for Humanity. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230321005211/en/ Wyndham Destinations recently announced the donation of five lots of land in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, to Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County (Habitat Archuleta). (Photo: Business Wire)
Children’s Theatre Summer Camp Registration Now Open
The Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts is a lively place in the summers, this year with three major musicals running in repertory: The Great American Trailerpark Musical, Jersey Boys and Godspell with over 30 professional artists, designers and performers rehearsing and performing — dancing, singing, acting — for three months straight.
A Taste of Pagosa Springs: Foodie & Brewery Guide
Visitors may flock to Pagosa Springs for its geothermal hot springs and mountain adventures, but when it comes to good food and even better craft brews, this small town is a standout. Pagosa Springs redefines food with a view, featuring a diverse selection of restaurants, food trucks, bakeries and breweries against the breathtaking backdrop of the San Juan Mountains.
EDITORIAL: Different Perspectives on Pagosa’s Water Future, Part Two
On March 9, several San Juan Water Conservancy District board members — Candace Jones, Bill Nobles, Susan Nossaman, Al Pfister, Rod Proffitt, and Joe Tedder — met jointly with the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District board of directors — Peter Hurley, Bill Hudson, Jim Smith, Gene Tauges and Glenn Walsh — to discuss ‘items of mutual interest.’
Grants Available to Archuleta County Landowners for Conservation Projects
Are you interested in implementing a conservation practice on your property, but need help with the cost? The San Juan Conservation District (SJCD) will be awarding grants to pay for 50 percent of your project, up to $4,000. SJCD is proud to offer a program started 17 years ago, Conservation...
High school league standings
Centauri 8-2 20-4 Pagosa Springs 7-3 19-4.
PAWSD and Archuleta County Dealing with Excess Storm Water, Contamination
Over the last weekend the Pagosa area observed a ‘Rain on Snow’ precipitation event. Rain on Snow (ROS) events occur when rain falls onto an existing snowpack. The result is runoff that includes both rainfall and melted snow, which can overwhelm drainage structures, causing flooding and sewage leaks. This flooding saturates the soils, enters basements and crawlspaces and infiltrates the sewer system.
Thingamajig’s 2023 Wine & Cheese Meet the Cast Event
The Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts and Thingamajig Theatre Company is pleased to announce their 2023 ‘Wine and Cheese Meet the Cast Event’, this coming Sunday, March 26, at 4pm at PSCA. This social and informative event will mark the first chance to purchase your season tickets...
Finishing off the week with a mix of sun and clouds
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Skies will remain clear for the remainder of the day on Saturday and continue throughout the morning and afternoon hours on Sunday. Temperatures for our Sunday will stay in the lower fifties for Grand Junction and Montrose. By the evening hours, cloud cover will start to increase, which will usher in the next weather maker.
Homebuyer Education Classes Will Open Up Financial Assistance Opportunities
HomesFund is back to teaching Homebuyer Education Classes locally in Pagosa Springs in 2023. Homebuyer Education Class will equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate the housing market to become a homeowner. The class is a high level overview of the whole home buying process, everything from budgeting to determine what you can afford, Lending and what you can qualify for, shopping for the home, the contract period and what to expect post-closing. Completion of this course opens up various subsidized lending programs as well as HomesFund’s down payment assistance up to $125,000.
Mark Your Calendar for ‘The Library Affair’
If you attended last year’s gala, The Library Affair, you likely remember a delightful evening filled with good friends, great food and drinks, beautiful music, and opportunities to bid on spectacular tables filled with exotic, sometimes whimsical, book-themed decorations. Most importantly, the evening offered opportunities to donate your financial support to the expansion of our amazing Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library.
EDITORIAL: An Emerging Child Care Landscape in Archuleta County, Part Five
I’m writing this editorial series partly to help me wrap my head around a new government program called ‘Universal Preschool Colorado’ and generally referred to as “UPK”. I received a friendly email from the Colorado Department of Early Childhood, explaining why “Universal Preschool Colorado” has...
RE-1 Valley School District settles open meetings lawsuit
Sterling Journal-Advocate: RE-1 Valley School District has agreed to pay $3,250 to a Pagosa Springs attorney who filed a civil action alleging the district violated Colorado Open Meetings Laws when it negotiated Interim Superintendent Dr. Martin Foster’s contract extension behind closed doors. Matt Roane filed a complaint against the...
EDITORIAL: The Archuleta County STR Task Force Weighs In, Part Two
Although the public has been excluded from the meetings of the Archuleta County Vacation Rental Task Force (TF) meetings since September, the ‘Phase I’ results of the closed-door meetings were released yesterday, in the form of a 37-page collection of recommendations. You can download the Phase I recommendations here.
Snow Day Make-Up Plan Announced
Durango School District 9-R has released the plan to make-up the missing school contact hours from the snow days earlier this year. Flowstone Education, a nonprofit out of Pagosa Springs aiming to bring unique experiences to low-income and minority youths has announced its schedule of events for 2023, and the winners of the Department of Motor Vehicles Historic Colorado license plate design contest are announced. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Tafoya Barrett and Associates and 2180 Lighting and Design Studio
Habitat for Humanity Plans Another Three Pagosa Homes in 2023
The Administrative Staff at Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County has been busy these winter months, while our job site volunteers finally found a chance to put their feet up by the fire. We closed on our 2022 builds in February, and both families have moved in and are thrilled...
‘Beauty and the Beast’ Opens Tonight at Pagosa Springs High School
Under the direction of Dale Scrivener and Dan Burch, the Music and Theater Department at Pagosa Springs High School has spent the last nine weeks preparing for the spring musical: Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”, and the curtain goes up tonight, Tuesday, March 14, at 7pm for the exciting opening night performance.
And the Winner is…Cocaine Bear
I love small towns. They are my jam. There’s something quite peaceful to me about small towns. The limited offerings, the familiarity of everyone and everything, the ease of it all. So on a recent trip to one of my favorite small towns – Pagosa Springs, Colorado – when Mr. Kaminski and I discovered that the movie theatre had finally been renovated and reopened after a three year plus hiatus, I was thrilled.
BOOK EVENT: ‘Slow Down, Wake Up and Connect at 1-3 MPH’
On Thursday, March 16, the Pagosa Springs Main Street Program will host a walk-and-talk tour led by Jonathan Stalls, a Colorado native and author of the book, WALK: Slow Down, Wake Up, and Connect at 1-3 Miles Per Hour. Stalls has been a long-time advocate for pedestrian rights and safety....
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