When a 2022 fire threatened Archuleta County, one fire mitigation project helped protect a neighborhood and a city’s water supply.
After a hectic two years of unprecedented home price increases, the median sales price stayed the same in Colorado, dropped in metro Denver, and rose in other parts of the state in January
When COVID-19 swept through an elementary, middle and high school in Pagosa Springs in November, many kids in Archuleta School District #50 JT once again had to abandon the classroom to learn at home. Along with shutting down the high school for five school days amid a string of staff absences, the rural southwest Colorado […]
MANCOS — There’s no affordable housing in Mancos. Zero rental units. Nearly no houses on the market. The town’s school district struggles to hire teachers because they can’t find a place to live. It’s the same story with the town government, the hospital and the nursing home. It’s an “overwhelming issue” for the town of […]
DURANGO — Pagosa Springs paramedic Matt Robison was living with two friends in a 1,200-square-foot house until this summer — when his rent would have leapt 60%, to $2,400 a month. Robison hit the road, working wildland fires and living out of his truck. Sixty miles west, professor Rebecca Clausen has heard from faculty at […]
Gary Wilkie never wants to go back to a nursing home, but the 79-year-old knows that without more people in his life to support him, he may need to. Wilkie spends most of his days alone in a one-bedroom apartment on the third floor of an affordable-housing complex in Durango. He watches television to pass […]
Almost 4,200 Wolf Creek skiers responded to a survey sent by the ski area’s owner, Davey Pitcher. They were largely from New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as well as surrounding communities like Pagosa Springs and South Fork. Typical Wolf Creek skiers. They all said, heck yeah they wanted to ski this season. And they were […]