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!
AquaSol, over Labor Day weekend. The owners of this hip, new spot are serving up a mediterranean-inspired menu, fancy cocktails and a relaxed riverfront atmosphere.
More than 130 students travel 70 miles round-trip from Dulce, New Mexico to attend school in the Archuleta School District. They receive services that are not always adequate within their own school district. The Governor of New Mexico recently made accommodations for students attending school across state lines during the pandemic.
Several organizations celebrated in July after the last piece of ranchland was protected in the Navajo River Watershed located in the southern San Juan Mountains. The final conservation easement in this area is a big win for neighboring towns to protect water supplies in Colorado and New Mexico. It will also benefit the next generation of working ranchers and supports an important wildlife corridor for many species.
Wondering how local data and experts guiding schools in their re-opening decisions? Are you a parent who is undecided about in-person or distance-learning this fall? We check in with Dr. Heidi McMillan, a local pediatrician, to find out how she guided the re-opening of Durango Public Schools and what advice she has for parents.
The Pagosa Springs Dance Academy held their recital outdoors at Centennial Park this year after their spring recital was canceled. Despite an outpouring of support from parents, volunteers, and staff they are struggling to keep their doors open. Consider a donation to keep dance alive for children and adults of all ages!
Hikers and cyclers will soon have a new trail that will connect the towns of Mancos and Cortez to Mesa Verde National Park thanks to one of the largest grants awarded to this project since its inception. The trail made the list of 16 trails that Governor Polis prioritized for his "Colorado the Beautiful" program.
You may have seen a new mural popping up at Goodman's Department Store. The Pagosa Arts Initiative, in partnership with the Town of Pagosa Springs, is hoping to boost public support for the arts through this mural project and we have the story!
The Veterans Memorial Park in Pagosa Springs is a 6.9 acre park that is available for everyone to enjoy. There is a parking lot, trails and a new brick display where you can honor your loved ones that have served our country. Find out more about the future plans for the park and how you can be involved!
Visit Monty the Moose at the Magenta Moose Mercantile off Highway 160 and find something to brighten your day. They offer a variety of affordable products and cater to Pagosa locals.
Pagosa Springs Froyo is now a fundraiser for Aspen House & Aspen Services, a local non-profit that supports adults with disabilities. 100% of your frozen yogurt purchase goes directly to support Aspen House and the work they do. Stop by and enjoy a tasty frozen yogurt treat now and find out how you can volunteer at Froyo!
Learn about the volunteers of the Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance and how they preserve the culture and structure of the monument. Their story continues just like the story of these sacred lands.
The Archuleta Committee of the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado brewed up a new fundraiser this year to support local non-profits due to restrictions from COVID-19. Join them for the "Rise & Recover Together Pagosa Springs" campaign by purchasing your t-shirt and other goods to support Archuleta non-profits and show your community spirit!
Mike Heraty from Pagosa Source Real Estate Advisors shares the top 3 reasons why Pagosa Springs is a great place to own property. Find out about this hidden gem and picture yourself owning in this cozy mountain town.
The town of Silverton closed to visitors to protect it's 500 residents from coronavirus. Recently the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad sent a train from Durango filled with donations, protective equipment and other essentials. This historic voyage signified the strength and hope of these towns and their future recovery together!
Three young organizers were surprised when more than 200 locals showed up for a Black Lives Matter protest in their rural hometown of Pagosa Springs, CO. In part 2 of this interview, these young people share their thoughts about racism.
Three young organizers were surprised when more than 200 locals showed up for a Black Lives Matter protest in their rural hometown of Pagosa Springs, CO. They share their inspiration, solutions and hope for the future as well as a new passion for activism. Follow their story in Part 2 coming soon!
Mike Heraty of Pagosa Source Real Estate Advisors shares market updates for Pagosa Springs from The Lift Coffee House. Find out how the market is doing and other tips for buying in Southwest Colorado.
The Ruby Sisson Memorial Library has some changes to their summer reading program this year. Find out what is different and learn how you can enter to win some awesome prizes from local businesses. This fun program is designed to encourage literacy for all ages (adults included...ahem)!
Sarah Curry from The Juice Goddess shares weekly health and wellness tips with us! This week Sarah explains when you should soak up positive blue light to maximize your melatonin for a good night's sleep.
Students at Pagosa Springs High School showed true resiliency in their response to this year's restrictions on their graduation ceremony. They share their concerns, lessons learned and hope for the future with all of us along with cherished moments from Principal O'Donnell.
Sarah Curry from The Juice Goddess shares weekly health and wellness tips with us! This week Sarah talks about moderation vs. deprivation and how we can still enjoy the things we love as long as they are in moderation.
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