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!
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!