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Verdict in Hauk Trial : After four hours of deliberation, the jury reaches a verdict in Pagosa Springs sexual assault trial
Anne Centers | 1/31/07
Town Seeks Land Use Volunteers : Town of Pagosa Springs is seeking people to help consultants Clarion Associates square outdated Land Use Codes with Town's new Comprehensive Plan
Bill Hudson | 1/31/07
Last Week's BoCC Meeting : On Tuesday, February 20 there will be a Public Comment meeting about the use of pesticides in the County
Anne Centers | 1/30/07
Historic Preservation Work Session : The meeting will be on Friday, February 2 in the Town Hall Small Conference Room
Tamra Allen | 1/30/07
County Planning Director Search Starts Over : The process for looking for a Director of County Development has gone back to square one; County Attorney filling in for the time being
Anne Centers | 1/30/07
Public County Meeting Tonight : Tonight, January 30 at 6:00 pm the Board of County Commissioners will be holding a Public “County Hall” meeting
Special to the Post | 1/30/07
NEW FEATURE: Around the Corners : Death of Sergeant Yazzie; steam cleaning in Durango; lessons in Telluride; proscribed values
Glenn Walsh | 1/29/07
Historic Preservation Board January Meeting : Preservation Board keeps up a brave facade
Glenn Walsh | 1/26/07
Alternative Sites for New County Facilities : Where would you like the new courthouse facilities located?
Anne Centers | 1/26/07
Town of Pagosa Springs Police Blotter : Incident reports from Wednesday, January 17 to Tuesday, January 23
Special to the Post | 1/26/07
Trial for Gary Hauk Begins : Opening statements in sexual assault trial paint the accused, Gary Hauk, as either a "brazen rapist" or as simply a man who paid for sex with a stranger
Anne Centers | 1/25/07
Archuleta County Big Box Issues : At present, inconsistent regulation policies between the Town and County might enable developers to play one against the other
Anne Centers | 1/24/07
Jury Selection for Hauk Trial : Yesterday, about 100 summoned residents arrived at the Archuleta County Courthouse to see if they would be chosen as jury members for the trial
Anne Centers | 1/23/07
Planning Commission Agenda Changes : Three development projects removed from tonight's agenda
Bill Hudson | 1/23/07
BoCC Meeting Agenda : Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, January 23 at 1:30 pm in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room at Archuleta County Courthouse
Special to the Post | 1/22/07
County Big Box Meeting Tonight : Tonight, January 22, a Work Session will meet in the Commissioners' meeting room at the Archuleta County Courthouse to discuss controversial issue
Bill Hudson | 1/22/07
Governor Appoints New CDOT Chief : Rifle lawyer Russell George becomes Western Slope's sole Cabinet appointee
Glenn Walsh | 1/22/07
School District Looks at Drug Testing for Students : Committee to develop a mandatory student drug testing program is approved.
Glenn Walsh | 1/19/07
Airport Advisory Commission Gets 20 Year Forecast : Two separate but related presentations at the Airport Advisory groups monthly meeting looked at the future economic health of Stevens Field
Bill Hudson | 1/19/07
Senator Allard Will Not Seek Re-Election : Sen. Allard announces his retirement from the Senate at the end of the 2008 session, honoring his term limit pledge
Special to the Post | 1/18/07
Salazar Requests Emergency Aid : Colorado's US Senator writes President and USDA seeking aid for cattle farmers in southest Colorado
Special to the Post | 1/18/07
Historic Preservation Board Meeting Agenda : County Courthouse to be discussed; Design guidelines review; Historic walking tour brochure reviewed
Special to the Post | 1/18/07
Meeting Ron Ommen : Health District meets face to face with Hospital CEO candidate Ron Ommen
Bill Hudson | 1/17/07
Drug Court Blessing  : There are triggers that will propel you back into drugs; as the saying goes, “Hang out at a barbershop, you're going to get a haircut"
Anne Centers | 1/17/07
County to Hold Open Houses on New Facility Alternatives : The workshops will be in an open house format, affording an informal atmosphere for the public to visit at their leisure
Sheila Berger | 1/17/07
Town Council Meeting Agenda : Town Council meets at noon today, Wednesday, January 17,  in Town Hall Council Chambers
Special to the Post | 1/17/07
School District Considers Random Drug Testing : School Committee to weigh the pros and cons of testing students involved in extra-curricular activities
Glenn Walsh | 1/16/07
BoCC January Schedule : Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners have three more public meetings scheduled during January
Special to the Post | 1/15/07
Humane Society Thrift Store Fights Crime : In response to shoplifting problems, popular thrift store remodels to make monitoring for salespeople
Anne Centers | 1/12/07
Town of Pagosa Springs Police Blotter : Incident Reports from Wednesday, January 3 through Wednesday, January 10
Special to the Post | 1/12/07
Archuleta County Courthouse Sale Pending : Tuesday, the BoCC accepted a proposal to purchase the courthouse building contingent on three vital points
Anne Centers | 1/11/07
School Board Meeting Report : Master plans for future Archuleta schools and parks commence
Glenn Walsh | 1/11/07
Pradera Pointe Meets with Criticism : Neighboring residents complain about smaller lot sizes and neighborhood impacts as Planning Commission views sketch plan for new Cemetery Road subdivision proposal
Bill Hudson | 1/11/07
School Superintendent's Report : School Board Appreciation Month; links to achievement reports and calendars
Duane Noggle | 1/11/07
PHOTO ESSAY: Swearing In Ceremony : Yesterday, elected officials were sworn in by Judge Lyman
Anne Centers | 1/10/07
Moomaw's First BoCC Meeting : The BoCC meeting ended in record time with new year changes
Anne Centers | 1/10/07
One Man's Garbage, Part Two : Chris Tanner continues my course in learning about sludge and recycling
Anne Centers | 1/9/07
Health District to Meet CEO Candidate : Upper San Juan Health Services District schedules public workshop for this Thursday, January 11
Bill Hudson | 1/9/07
One Man's Garbage, Part One : Chris Tanner, Director of Solid Waste gives me a crash course in Garbage 101
Anne Centers | 1/8/07
Swearing In Ceremony Tomorrow : The ceremony will be on Tuesday, January 9 in the upstairs Courthouse at the Archuleta County Courthouse
Special to the Post | 1/8/07
Town of Pagosa Springs Police Blotter : Incident reports from Wednesday, December 27, 2006 through Tuesday, January 2, 2007.
Special to the Post | 1/8/07
Sheriff's Department Police Blotter : Incident reports from Wednesday, December 27 through Tuesday, January 2
April Owens, SDPIO | 1/8/07
Big Buildings Under Construction : Two new buildings that will change Pagosa's physical and social landscape are underway after preparatory delays
Bill Hudson | 1/5/07
Questions About County Survey : serves as a “report card” of sorts for County services as compared with other counties of similar demographics
Anne Centers | 1/5/07
BoCC Meeting Agenda : The meeting is on Tuesday, January 9 in the meeting room of the Archuleta County Courthouse
Special to the Post | 1/5/07
Junction Creek Thinning Project to Start in mid-January : Short, temporary closures may occur when personnel or equipment are working near the road, but no long-term closures are planned
Pamella Wilson | 1/4/07
Board of Adjustments Design Review Board : A Planning Commission meeting will be on Tuesday, January 9  in Town Hall Council Chambers
Tamra Allen | 1/4/07
County to Survey Residents : Within the next two weeks, questionnaires will be sent to a random sample of 1,200 residents, asking for feedback on the quality and usefulness of County services
Sheila Berger | 1/3/07
Town Council Discusses Annexation, Impact Fees, Food Vending : A short agenda nevertheless provided plenty of discussion at yesterday's Town Council meeting
Bill Hudson | 1/3/07
Drug Court Now in Session : An exciting new program began about five months ago in Pagosa that rehabilitates drug offenders
Anne Centers | 1/2/07
Town Tourism Committee Budget Outlined : Committee will spend $500,000 this coming year to promote Pagosa Springs tourism
Bill Hudson | 1/2/07
Town Council Meeting Agenda : The Town Council Meeting Agenda will be today, Tuesday, January 2
Special to the Post | 1/2/07
Post Office and Governmental Agencies Closed Tuesday : San Juan Public Lands Offices to be Closed Tuesday to Honor Gerald Ford
Ann Bond | 1/1/07
Opinions & Letters 
EDITORIAL: The Post Goes Green : LPEA green energy credits provide a simple — and low cost — way for electricity users to support a cleaner, more sustainable future
Bill Hudson | 1/29/07
OPINION: Back to Work at the State Capitol : Jim Isgar, Senator for southwest Colorado, gives an overview of the new legislative session's start
Senator Jim Isgar | 1/29/07
EDITORIAL: Seeing Stars : Looking out at the early morning sky, I am connected to the ancient Greeks and to the mysterious world of ideas
Bill Hudson | 1/26/07
OPINION: Life in the Legislature : Health services and surface-use bills introduced; proud mom thanks Adult Education Center
Representative Ellen Roberts | 1/23/07
EDITORIAL: A Disturbing Look at Key West, Florida : Resort towns across the U.S. are facing the same problem — the disappearance of their working class and their colorful sense of community
Bill Hudson | 1/22/07
OPINION: Raids Aimed at Illegal Immigrants : Each morning in places like Greeley, hundreds of immigrants watch their spouses or parents go to work, always wondering whether they’ll come home, or end up instead in a detention center on the way to being deported
Jonathan Thompson, High Country News | 1/19/07
OPINION: Quiet Winter at Wolf Creek : Recent court decisions have put the Village at Wolf Creek development on hold for the winter, but there are still issues to await in the coming months
Leah Bathen | 1/17/07
OPINION: Life in the Legislature : Southwest Colorado's new state representative begins her journey with five bills in hand
Rep. Ellen Roberts | 1/16/07
EDITORIAL: Our Nation Honors Rev. King; Our Schools Choose Not To : Why have our schools chosen, again, not to celebrate Rev. Martin Luther King?
Glenn Walsh | 1/15/07
EDITORIAL: What are We Preserving? : Rampant suburban sprawl seems to be the order of the day, despite attempts by the Town and residents to hold on to a small town lifestyle
Bill Hudson | 1/11/07
EDITORIAL: Thirty Years with the Same Woman : The Post's publisher thinks back on thirty years of marriage and still can't quite fathom the meaning of it all
Bill Hudson | 1/9/07
OPINION: Honored to Serve Southwest Colorado : Mark Larson prepares to hand the legislative reigns over to new 5th House District representative Ellen Roberts
Rep. Mark Larson | 1/9/07
EDITORIAL: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow...Can We? : Is an occasional "snow day" too much to ask?
Glenn Walsh | 1/8/07
OPINION: Corps of Visitors, Not Discoverers : ...their struggle is to hang on to who they are, recover what land they can, and wait for these bad times to pass
Ed Marston, High Country News | 1/2/07
Arts, Culture, Community 
Playing at Liberty Theatre : Opening on Friday are Rocky Balboa at 6 pm and Pursuit of Happyness at 8:15
Special to the Post | 1/31/07
Waiting for Cupid's Arrow to Strike? : Music in the Mountains Gift Certificates are the swiftest wy to your sweetheart's soft spot 
Elise Zimmerman | 1/30/07
PHOTO ESSAY: Woodworks Wizards : While the group played a ragtime number, I glanced around the room to see some in the crowd sitting with eyes closed and a smile on their faces
Anne Rachel Centers | 1/29/07
Four Corners Books Jerry Douglas Band : Jerry Douglas will be returning to the Four Corners Folk Festival with his band to close Sunday's lineup
Crista Munro | 1/29/07
ECA Presents the Woodwork Percussion Ensemble : Upcoming concert event features Fort Lewis College professor plus five talented percussion students
Carla Roberts | 1/26/07
Application Deadline for Artist-in-Residence : Applications must be received by a San Juan Public Lands Office by no later than Thursday March 1
Ann Bond | 1/26/07
No Brown Bag Writers This Week : The writers group resumes next Thursday, February 1
Special to the Post | 1/25/07
Artsline : Workshops and photography contest
Linda Strathdee | 1/25/07
Movies at Liberty Theatre : Night at the Museum continues at 5:15 pm and the Good Shepherd plays at 7:30 pm
Special to the Post | 1/24/07
Film Society Screen Never on Sunday : The Film Society will screen and discuss director Jules Dassin’s 1960 classic comedy-drama Never On Sunday, starring Melina Mercouri on Tuesday, January 30
Special to the Post | 1/23/07
Jewelry of Ben Nighthorse Exhibit Returns Home : "The Jewelry of Ben Nighthorse" finally comes home to the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College
Special to the Post | 1/22/07
Honoring the Ballantine Family : On Saturday, February 10, the Durango Arts Center will sponsor the second annual Sweetheart of the Arts, our signature fund-raising event
Susan Belshe | 1/19/07
Thursday Poem : Tree at My Window
Robert Frost | 1/18/07
Playing at Liberty Theatre : Opening on Friday will be Night at the Museum at 6 pm and 8:15 pm
Special to the Post | 1/17/07
Artists Gathering : On Wednesday, January 17, the Durango Arts Center's artist/photographer Paul Boyer will be sharing his love-hate relationship with photography
Susan Belshe | 1/17/07
A Season of Love — and Secrets : Readers will guess what happens next, when the widow meets the widower on the lonesome Western prairie
Stephen Lyons, High Country News | 1/16/07
Why Fades a Dream? : A poem offered in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King
Paul Laurence Dunbar | 1/15/07
How to Write and Illustrate Your Children's Book : Now is the time to learn the basics of how to write, illustrate and submit your children's book idea
Special to the Post | 1/12/07
Paramount’s Original LaserSpectacular : Featuring the Music of  Pink Floyd at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Friday, January 27
Special to the Post | 1/12/07
News from the Pagosa Springs Arts Council : 19th Annual PSAC Photography Contest at Moonlight Books plus many more art tidbits
Linda Strathdee | 1/11/07
Thursday Poem : The Snow Man
Wallace Stevens | 1/11/07
Artist-In-Residence Applications Sought : San Juan National Forest accepting applications until March 1 for the Aspen Guard Station Artist-in-Residence Program
Ann Bond | 1/11/07
Playing at Liberty Theatre : A free Senior Day movie will be shown at 1:00 today; movies opening on Friday are Eragon at 6 pm and Blood Diamond at 8:15
Special to the Post | 1/10/07
Writing Classes at Fort Lewis : Fiction Writing and Fundamentals of Editing are being offered from January through March
Will Gray | 1/10/07
Formula 151 to Perform at Fort Lewis : Award-winning, Durango-based band to perform at the Community Concert Hall on Friday, January 19
Special to the Post | 1/10/07
Brown Bag Writers : Thursday gathering brings writers together at SHY RABBIT
Leanne Goebel | 1/9/07
Volunteer Orientation at the DAC : An orientation meeting will be on Saturday, January 13
Susan Belshe | 1/9/07
Let's Explore, Art:21- Spirituality and Consumption : You won't want to miss this award winning PBS Series
Denise Coffee | 1/9/07
Illumine Your Senses : Download the Community Concert Hall's Winter/Spring Programming Guide
Special to the Post | 1/8/07
Brown Bag Writers : Thursday gathering brings writers together at SHY RABBIT on Thursdays from 11:30 to 1:00 pm
Leanne Goebel | 1/4/07
Artsline : Art classes for the New Year, monthly calendar and other information
Linda Strathdee | 1/4/07
VIDEO: New Years Dance at the Community Center : The John Graves Band entertained 130 dance enthusiasts on December 31, 2006
Bill Hudson & Glenn Walsh | 1/4/07
Playing at Liberty Theatre : Note: Liberty Theatre will be closed on Mondays.  New films opening on Friday are Charlotte's Web at 6 pm and Apocolypto will be the second movie playing at 8
Special to the Post | 1/3/07
Junior Brown to Perform at Concert Hall : Fort Lewis College presents a concert with Junior Brown on Thursday, January 11
Special to the Post | 1/3/07
Critique Writing Group : The basic philosophy of any workshop should be, “How can I help make this better?
Jerry Hannah | 1/2/07
Business, Health, Education 
Chamber of Commerce News : Throw on the thermal underwear, hats and gloves and head out to one of the many WinterFest activities planned for Saturday and Sunday, February 10 and 11
Mary Jo Coulehan | 1/31/07
Colorado Enterprise Fund Goes Statewide : 30-year-old non-profit loan fund seeks to provide loans to businesses that cannot access traditional business financing
Special to the Post | 1/31/07
LPEA Adjusts Time-of-Use Rates for Seasonal Usage : On-peak, off-peak rates designed to conserve energy, save customers money
Mark Schwantes | 1/24/07
PHOTO ESSAY: Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, Part Two : Thank yous to outgoing Chamber Board members, and special Citizen of the Year and other awards
Anne Rachel Centers | 1/23/07
PHOTO ESSAY: Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Part One : The Volunteer and Citizen of the year both received standing ovations
Anne Rachel Centers | 1/22/07
Airport Advisory Board Meeting Agenda : Airport Advisory Board meets at 3 pm today, Thursday, January 18
Special to the Post | 1/18/07
PHOTO ESSAY: Summit Ski & Sports Celebrates : Jeff and Addi Greer throw a party to commemorate twenty years in business — twenty years? Is that some kind of record?
Clarissa Hudson | 1/17/07
The Great Pagosa Hot Springs : Pagosa's fabled "healing waters" once caused wars among area Indian tribes; ownership has changed hands many times since then
Bill Hudson | 1/16/07
Senior State Demographer to Discuss Growth in SW Colorado : Senior demographer to cover region’s economic drivers of second homes, retirees, and remote workers during Durango visit
Special to the Post | 1/16/07
Chamber of Commerce News : Annual Meeting; Board candidates; Winterfest is here
Mary Jo Coulehan | 1/12/07
Yoga Pagosa Grand Opening Tomorrow : Nine free classes offered Saturday; an innovative new studio featuring many of Pagosa's favorite teachers opens tomorrow
Glenn Walsh | 1/5/07
Chamber of Commerce News : Citizen and Volunteer of the Year nominations due; Annual Meeting date set
Mary Jo Coulehan | 1/4/07
Chamber of Commerce Board Election : Three open seats; six members running
Mary Jo Coulehan | 1/4/07
Recreation & Environment 
Fifth Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival : The city of Lamar and the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) will co-host the fifth annual “High Plains Snow Goose Festival,” the weekend of February 23 to 25
Michael Seraphin | 1/29/07
Recreational Trapping of Pine Marten and Mink Halted : Organizations challenged the legality of the regulation and the District Court entered a stay on January 5, nullifying the regulations
Tyler Baskfield | 1/26/07
DOW Pavilion at the International Sportsmen Exposition : The 30th annual International Sportsmen’s Exposition will take place January 25-28 at the Colorado Convention Center
Tyler Baskfield | 1/25/07
Igloos Available to the Public at Wolf Creek : This season I have already constructed two igloos which are available to anyone who can find them
Gerry Riggs | 1/24/07
Annual Pueblo Eagle Day : Events at the day-long event include live bird demonstrations, bird watching classes, wildlife viewing stations and the release of three hawks that were nursed back to health by the Pueblo Raptor Center
Michael Seraphin | 1/24/07
Bighorn Sheep Management Meeting : The public is invited to attend a meeting regarding management of bighorn sheep on January 25 at the Colorado Division of Wildlife office in Gunnison
Joe Lewandowski | 1/23/07
Walk-in Hunting Access Meeting in Cortez : Rural landowners from the areas around Dolores, Cortez, Mancos and Dove Creek are invited to attend a meeting about a new hunter-access program sponsored by the Colorado Division of Wildlife
Joe Lewandowsk | 1/22/07
Park and Recreation News : Basketball  tip-offs tip off; Call for officials; Christmas tree recycling; Skate pond open
Tom Carosello | 1/22/07
Wildlife Seek Refuge From Deep Snow : Trains hit 41 elk between Trinidad and Aguilar during a four-day period
Michael Seraphin | 1/19/07
Walk-in Hunting Access Meeting in Bayfield : This meeting is specifically geared toward landowners who are interested in allowing public access to their land for spring turkey hunting
Joe Lewandowski | 1/18/07
Where Eagles Soar : An outing with the guys from the Colorado Division of Wildlife on their annual eagle count
Anne Centers | 1/16/07
Wildlife Commission Okays Big Game Access Program : Changes made for big game vouchers
Tim Holeman | 1/16/07
Angling for Perch on Frozen Lakes : An overabundance of yellow perch in Pagosa area lakes has put pressure on trout stocks; ice fishing may be part of the solution
Bruce Andersen | 1/15/07
Town of Pagosa Recreation News : Pagosa sharpshooters; youth league basketball; call for officials; skate pond hours
Tom Carosello | 1/12/07
Parks and Recreation Weekly News : The Town will once again conduct a Christmas tree recycling program
Tom Carosello | 1/5/07
Essays, Poetry, Humor 
Random Drug Testing at the Daily Post : In our unrelenting effort to remain on the cutting edge of public policy, the Post makes a stab at devising its own mandatory drug test
Bill Hudson | 1/23/07
A Frickin Cold Morning : The Post publisher nearly freezes his toes off — or at least worries about freezing his toes off
Bill Hudson | 1/16/07
VIDEO: How to Keep Your Job : Some free New Year's advice that many Pagosans may find useful in the coming months
Pat Sipperly | 1/2/07
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