On average, one person dies every day in the United States from electricity-related injuries. May is National Electric Safety Month, and to help you stay safe around electricity, here are 5 electric safety tips from LPEA’s VP of Operations Jerry Sutherlin.
Pagosa Wetland Partners is working with the Town of Pagosa Springs to protect the riverwalk wetlands in downtown Pagosa Springs. These wetlands are unique and rare because of the geothermal water that bubbles up in their ponds and streams. Find out how you can get involved and become a naturalist tour guide!
A record number of students at Pagosa Springs High School were recognized as All-State Champions this past Fall 2020. A total of six students were highlighted for their skills in football and one student broke his own personal running record for cross country.
Some creative landowners are planning a Tiny Home Village for Pagosa Springs which may offer some relief to an affordable housing shortage and tight rental market. Find out where the owners are planning this village and how you can provide public comment ahead of a zoning application approval from the Town of Pagosa Springs.
New owners Sherry Phillips, Les Faust and Evelyn Tennyson are set to re-open the Liberty Theater this summer. Find out what they are planning for this community space including bringing back a favorite at the concession stand!
In this video of our series, we highlight the ways local teachers and school leaders supported our children through the pandemic. They went above and beyond to make sure that students were fed, safe and academically and emotionally supported.
In this video of our series, we highlight the ways our local government supported the economy and provided emergency human services to our community. We are so grateful for the support of our local government through the difficult times of this pandemic.
In this video of our series, we highlight the ways three non-profits continued to serve our community despite the challenges of the pandemic. Some grew into new roles and others shifted their focus to better serve the community's immediate needs. We are so grateful for all of the non-profits who continue to serve our community.
This video in our series includes stories from business owners and leaders in our community who found ways to keep their doors open and to continue serving clients and customers despite the pandemic. Their stories reveal how the entire community came together.
In this first video of our series, we share how local healthcare providers responded to the pandemic and how they remained resilient despite the challenge that COVID-19 posed during 2020. Their messages are of strength and dedication. We are so proud of all healthcare workers in our community!
The Pagosa Springs Medical Center has been organizing mass vaccination events weekly since January, 2021. So far they have been able to give more than 4,400 doses to people in our community. Find out more about these events and how you can register.
Keyah Grande's legacy in Southwest Colorado began in 1984 when Alan and Barbara Sackman purchased this 4,500 acre ranch for their family to enjoy. In 2004, they decided to open the ranch up to guests. Find out about the rich history both on the grounds and inside the Guest House.
Local Forecasters from Pagosa Weather provide accurate and timely weather forecasts for Archuleta County and Wolf Creek Pass on their Facebook Page. Find out how this team puts together forecasts for our area and what the weather outlook is for the next week.
The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is working with The Language Conservancy to create a digital dictionary of their language before it goes extinct. In this race against time, elders and youth come together to preserve their way of life and identity.
The Town of Pagosa Springs launched a new community engagement website, MyPagosa.org, to include more of the public in the project planning process. Registered users can provide comments on projects and receive ongoing updates. Add your voice and register now!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
We put together our favorite snow activities in Pagosa Springs that don't break the bank. Do you have anything to add to this list?
Colorado joined a handful of states by rolling out a COVID exposure app that has already been adopted by 20% of Coloradans. Find out how this app works from a representative with San Juan Basin Public Health and why it might be a good idea to have it on your phone.
The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 8 provided essential items and toys to 60 children in our county during their annual Shop with a Cop event held on December 3rd. The event looked different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions but the memories and positive interactions will be long-lasting.
What better way to give during the holiday season than to local non-profits that work hard for our community everyday. Colorado Gives Day falls on December 8th and 11 local non-profits who need your support more than ever are participating this year. We spoke with two of the participating organizations to find out more about what they do in our community and how you can help.