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JAN 16TH---Southwest Colorado confirmed COVID-19 cases by county: ARCHULETA 562; test positivity rate 9.72%; LA PLATA 2,596; test positivity rate 7.38%; sjbpublichealth.org
Colorado COVID-19 totals from MARCH, 2020 to JAN 16TH, 2021--371,458 cases; 20,627 hospitalized; 5,343deaths among cases; 4,502 deaths due to COVID-19; 2,279,614 tested; 7 Day test positivity rate for CO is 6.10%; colorado.gov
JAN 16TH--Archuleta County and La Plata County moved back down to Level Orange ("High Risk") due to a slow down of new COVID cases.
Archuleta County has a CALL CENTER that can answer your questions related to COVID-19 and refer you to resources that are available to you, (970) 422-7084
Colorado activates 2-1-1: dial 2-1-1, online 211Colorado.org, or text your zip code to 898-211. This number can be used to navigate resources like housing, health, food during this time of the pandemic. Only use 911 for emergencies.

GGP Expands Renewable Energy Campus With Novel Solar Design

The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership, a model of sustainability, is now powering their growing domes with the sun's energy. Support for this project was provided by La Plata Electric Association and Dobson Solar. The unique solar panel design is the latest addition to the growing Renewable Energy Campus at Centennial Park in downtown Pagosa Springs.

People Come Together to Preserve Our Cherished Landscape

The Southwest Land Alliance has been protecting ranches and farms around Archuleta County since 1981. Now Colorado Open Lands is merging with the Alliance to support their legacy.

Parents Learn How Early Talk Can Build Babies' Brains

LENA Start providers are bringing this new language development program for FREE to parents of children ages 0 to 3 years old in Archuleta County. This research-based program helps bridge the achievement gap for young children before their brains are almost fully developed.

Spreading Joy With 200 Christmas Food Boxes

The Food Coalition, with a large grant from the Town of Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County, handed out 200 Christmas boxes to curb hunger this holiday season. Just like the rest of the United States, our local food banks are seeing an exponential increase in the need for food in our community.

The Food Coalition Turns to Democracy to Help Our Local Food System

The Food System Food Equity Coalition of Archuleta County recently tested the use of a civic engagement tool called "Participatory Budgeting" to help them decide how to spend grant funds. The successful process engaged more than 300 community members in decision-making about our local food system.

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