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.
Local students, teachers, business owners and essential employees share their reasons for wearing a mask. Help us share this message of community and hope so we can #SlowTheSpread and all stay safe this holiday season!
The Town of Pagosa Springs created this short Public Service Announcement to remind people to keep washing their hands to prevent the spread of coronavirus and to keep us all healthy this flu season. Thank you to the staff and children at Wings Early Childhood Education Center for their help!
Wings Early Childhood Center opened its doors on August 31st with a focus on play and the natural surroundings of Pagosa Springs. The center was supported and funded through various grants following a working group set-up by Archuleta County and the Town of Pagosa Springs.
Visit hot springs around the globe including The Springs Resort & Spa during this live-streamed soaking event on Nov. 13th and 14th. Learn about the many healing properties of hot springs and how other cultures embrace soaking practices.
Dr. Kym LeBlanc-Esparza is on a mission to speak to 3,000 community members to get their input on how the Archuleta School District needs to shape their strategic plan.
Clifford Lucero shares his qualifications, goals as commissioner and why you should vote for him. We encourage you to watch other candidate statements from Natalie Carpenter and Warren Brown. Pagosa Local News does not endorse any particular candidate and the views expressed are those of the candidates and are presented as a public service.
Warren Brown shares his qualifications, goals as commissioner and why you should vote for him. We encourage you to watch other candidate statements from Natalie Carpenter and Clifford Lucero. Pagosa Local News does not endorse any particular candidate and the views expressed are those of the candidates and are presented as a public service.
Natalie Carpenter shares her qualifications, goals as commissioner and why you should vote for her. We encourage you to watch other candidate statements from Warren Brown and Clifford Lucero. Pagosa Local News does not endorse any particular candidate and the views expressed are those of the candidates and are presented as a public service.
The owners of the Wolf Creek Ski Area developed their pre-season and full-season plans based on a survey they sent out to past guests this summer. They are ready to give you the outdoor mountain experience you want as soon as the first storm comes through. Find out what this year will look like for guests up at the mountain.
Ben Bailey, an avid birdwatcher and resident of Pagosa Springs, helped establish the San Juan Riverwalk as a birding hotspot. He sends in daily reports to an online citizen reporting site where people from all over the world can see these reports and choose to visit our area as a hotspot. Bailey also helped start the local Audubon Chapter which is very active in collecting data, protecting habitat and providing education.
Watch this brief and newsy segment from La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) and learn about LPEA virtual town halls in October, how to apply for COVID relief funds for your electric bills, and tips on lowering your electricity costs!
Pagosa Peak Open School which is a local public charter school that serves K-7th grade students continues to host Drive-in Movie Nights through October. They also have a fun COVID-safe Halloween Night planned for kids including a trunk-or-treat, a costume parade and the movie Book of Life.
Local, state and wildlife organizations have joined forces to coordinate bear education and tracking efforts to reduce human-bear encounters during bears’ annual fall feeding frenzy. Find out what you can do to be Bear Smart!
Most Archuleta students returned back to school on Sept. 8th under a hybrid/blended model. The back-to-school plan was led by the new superintendent Dr. Kym LeBlanc-Esparza and allows students to attend in-person learning 2 days a week and distance-learning 3 days a week.
The Town of Pagosa Springs was one of the first of 34 electric vehicle fast charging stations installed throughout Colorado to create several charging corridors. The chargers are located in Centennial Park where visitors and locals can charge within 40 minutes or less while they enjoy the riverwalk and nearby shops!